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  • This sinkhole has opened up in the middle of Dublin - Irish Sun

    A SINKHOLE HAS opened up on Dublin’s Dame Street, causing traffic delays in the centre of the city. Westbound traffic on Dame Street is currently suspended between George Street and Parliament Street and cars are being advised to u...

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  • The M50 was closed after an eight-car rush hour pile-up - Irish Sun

    One of the cars involved. THE M50 HAS reopened after an eight-car rush hour ...

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  • Maynooth Students’ Union receive ‘sick and disturbing’ postcard from ‘Vote No’ campaign - Irish Sun

    THE STUDENTS’ UNION in Maynooth University have described a postcard it received as ';disturbing'; ...

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  • Facebook’s new HQ is a thing of beauty (photos)

    Code-named MPK20 (Menlo Park, building 20), the building was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and has a 9-acre park on the roof that has a half-mile walking trail, 400 trees and break-out places to work and reflect. Writing on his Facebook page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together.

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  • PAC chairman ordered to leave House in row over hit-and-run

    Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness was ordered out of the Dáil chamber in a row over an inquiry linked to a fatal hit-and-run incident. The Fianna Fáil TD had asked Taoiseach Enda Kenny to publish the results of the public interest inquiry into the events surrounding the death of trainee barrister Shane O’Farrell (23) who was killed in a hit-and-run in 2011. Mr O’Farrell’s family had campaigned for an inquiry into the behaviour of gardaí and other State agencies both in the run up to and after Mr O’Farrell’s death outside Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

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  • British pilot who killed wife then planned to crash 747 shows airlines weak on mental health: victim’s family - Big News Network

    The case of a British Airways pilot who killed his estranged wife in a hammer attack then planned to crash his jumbo jet ';to make a statement'; shows airlines are not doing enough to monitor the mental conditions of their crews, it was claimed yesterday. Robert Brown, 47, hit his estranged wife Joanna at least 14 times with a claw hammer in 2010, following a bitter and costly divorce battle.

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  • An Irishman’s Diary: The Phoenix Park rail tunnel

    Two other tunnels on the rail system are longer but an intense mythology has grown up around the one that runs beneath the Phoenix Park. The tunnel’s construction started in 1875 and was the result of intense rivalry between two privately-owned railway companies, the Great Southern & Western and the Midland Great Western. The former operated from Kingsbridge, now Heuston, but didn’t have access to the North Wall, which was controlled by the latter company.

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  • Ballycastle man’s body driven over twice

    A BALLYCASTLE man recalled how he accidentally drove over the body of his girlfriend’s father as he drove towards Killala in the early hours of the morning. The tragic circumstances of the death of Francis ‘Frankie’ Bonner of 11 Seaview Place, Ballycastle, on June 10, 2014, were recalled at his inquest in Ballina last Thursday. Both Michael Jackson and Michael Barrett recalled how they both unsuspectingly drove over Mr Bonner’s body while travelling towards Killala shortly after 3am. Mr Bonner, a retired fisherman and native of Donegal, was the father of Mr Jackson’s girlfriend, Maggie, who is a first cousin of Mr Barrett.

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  • BOD returns from Hong Kong with a special gift for wife Amy

    Brian O’Driscoll is back in the country after an, ahem, business trip and is suitably prepared with chocolate for his wife. The former Ireland and Leinster captain had been there for work, attending a Sevens tournament, but Amy tweeted a picture of him looking very unbusinesslike. O’Driscoll has now returned home, armed with the requested chocolate and looking suitable sheepish. q
  • Judgment reserved in Ashers bakery gay cake court case

    Contract law is “at the heart” of the so-called gay cake case, a lawyer acting for the Equality Commission and Gareth Lee in the civil action against Ashers Baking Company has contended. Robin Allen QC argued that Ashers, which is run by the McArthur family, rejected the order for the cake for “subjective” reasons that undermined “the whole of contract law”.

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  • Hailstorms blamed for spate of traffic collisions on motorway

    Freak hailstone storms have been blamed by the National Roads Authority (NRA) for a spate of traffic accidents and road closures on a €207 million stretch of motorway. In a letter to Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey, the authority’s programme and regulatory manager Gary Lynch has attributed incidents along the M18 route to intense hailstorms.

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  • Miriam Lord: Taoiseach takes shine off TD’s baubles

    The Taoiseach will not be wearing a row of 40 medals on his chest to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. As the anniversary approaches, political leaders from all sides of the Dáil are making a big effort to get into the swing of things.

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  • Different is good, Angelina Jolie tells youngsters

    Jolie, who has sought to inspire women with public candour about her own health, said that “different is good” as she accepted the favourite villain award on Saturday for her movie role as the title character in Maleficent. When she was young, Jolie said: “I was told I was different. Other winners at the Nickelodeon channel’s fan-voted awards included Emma Stone, who largely escaped its trademark slime when she accepted the best actress award for her role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and favourite family TV show Modern Family, whose stars including Jesse Tyler Ferguson didn’t get away clean.

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  • Ireland in danger of being left behind next summer by nearest neighbours

    The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took particular pleasure from their team having been the only one from this neck of the woods to make it to the World Cup in America in 1994 could do worse than start getting themselves used to the idea that the tables might be turned next summer. England now look to be virtual certainties to be at the European Championships in France but Northern Ireland and Wales are currently in pretty decent positions to make it too while in Group D, Scotland have a significant advantage over Martin O’Neill’s side and, though it counts for little at this stage, presently sit at the top of a tightly packed pile of third-placed teams, a status that would gain them automatic qualification if they could retain it up until the end of the year. Favourites Ireland, meanwhile, are the worst performing second seeds in the competition based on current standing (fourth) in their qualifying group table.

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  • Queen's staff threaten action in UK

    Staff at Windsor Castle are to be balloted on industrial action over “appalling” pay. The Public and Commercial Services union said that if its members vote in favour, non-strike action would start at the end of April. The dispute affects around 120 union members who work at the castle’s visitor services, including guides and kitchen staff. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “These workers are loyal to their employer and absolutely committed to ensuring visitors are given the royal treatment.

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  • 'Meters Help The Customer And They Help Irish Water'

    RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland Opened this morning’s show with breaking developments concerning the controversial water meters. Head of Irish Water asset management Jerry Grant, told presenter Cathal MacCoille how they detected 30,000 suspected leaks in the last quarter of 2014, based on “a sweep” of 413,000 meter readings. Jerry Grant: “We have a leak alarm indicator on the meters. Grant: “The deal at the moment is that the Regulator has agreed that we should go ahead with an interim arrangement for €3.4million and begin to tackle these leaks. q
  • UCC scores best rating out of Irish third-level institutions

    University College Cork has emerged as the country’s top third-level institution in the second release of rankings that aim to give a broad picture of colleges’ strengths and weaknesses. Dublin City University, University of Limerick, and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) scored top marks under eight headings. UCC president Michael Murphy said the result reflects ongoing sustained effort invested in its research and the student experience. “I am particularly pleased that our reputation as an international and research-driven institution is reinforced by our strong performance in these areas,” said Mr Murphy.

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  • Starbucks on Princes Street does not meet planning requirement

    THE Starbucks coffee shop chain have been told their new Cork outlet which opened two weeks ago does not have planning permission. The company opened their first city centre premises earlier this month at 39 Princes Street. Following its redevelopment as a cafe serving drinks and food, a complaint was made to Cork City Council that the outlet does not meet the necessary planning requirements. Planners in City Hall inspected the complaint and have now issued a warning letter to Starbucks telling them their new store represents an unauthorised change of use.

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  • Man who died in London Tube accident was trying to save his brother

    A British man died after being hit by a Tube train as he tried to save his brother, who had fallen on to the tracks. The 35-year-old from London was trying to pull his 32-year-old brother to safety at London Underground’s Old Street station when they were both struck. British Transport Police (BTP) said they are not treating the incident as suspicious, adding that it appeared to be a “tragic accident”. The London man was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he later died. q
  • Three things we learned from Ireland V Poland

    Liam Brady’s criticism of McCarthy in Saturday’s Irish Examiner shone an even bigger spotlight on the midfielder’s worth to the Irish cause. It’s two years this week since McCarthy gave a masterclass in Stockholm but his input since, mainly due to unavailability, has been meagre. Perhaps the deep role Martin O’Neill assigned him to counteract Poland’s breaks didn’t play to his strengths so apparent in the Everton team.

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