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  • Man arrested in Karen Buckley case after human remains found

    A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of student Karen Buckley, whose disappearance sparked a four-day search which ended today with the discovery of human remains at a farm. Miss Buckley, 24, had not been seen since she was reported missing after a night out in Glasgow at the weekend. Remains found at a farm in north Glasgow where officers had been conducting a search have not yet been formally identified but relatives have been informed, Police Scotland said. Formal identification has yet to take place, however, the Buckley family have been made aware of developments.

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  • MMA champ Conor McGregor claims will 'kill' Mayweather in less than thirty seconds if they ever fight - Irish Sun

    Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor has caused a wave of reaction in the United States after declaring that he would kill unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather in less than thirty seconds if the two fighters are put face-to-face.

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  • 34 times Kate Middleton looked drop dead gorgeous in chic maternity wear

    Royal baby number 2 is just around the corner and that means all of The Duchess of Cambridge’s stylish maternity clothing will be heading to the back of her wardrobe. But before that happens, here’s our opportunity to recap several moments

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  • Ryanair steward steals passenger's camera; victim catches him on eBay

    A Ryanair steward who found a passenger’s camera on a flight has been fined and given 100 hours of community service after he was tracked down by his victim on eBay. Ryanair have also sacked Fernando Miguel Andrade Viseu, 34, who had pinched a £499 Nikon camera after it was left on the seat of a plane that landed at Prague. The victim, 23-year-old teacher Aaron Galloway, was at the airport at the start of his three-day city break when he discovered he had forgotten his camera. Aaron, a primary school teacher, messaged the seller, Viseu, to say he wanted it back.

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  • Couple both die falling down stairs in 'bizarre, tragic incident'

    A couple who fell down stairs one after the other died in an “extremely bizarre, albeit tragic, incident”, police have said. Detectives investigating the deaths of a 67-year-old man and his 66-year-old partner said there are “no suspicious circumstances” surrounding their deaths. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said the pair were found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Failsworth home on April 15. It is thought the man was fatally injured when he fell down the stairs, while the woman died after also falling when coming to his aid.

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  • New traffic laws before committee today

    The Oireachtas Transport Committee is beginning its scrutiny of the Road Traffic Bill 2015 today. The legislation is intended to improve road safety and reduce accidents and fatalities. Officials from the Department of Transport and representatives from the Medical Bureau of Road Safety will address the committee this afternoon. The Road Traffic Bill 2015 includes increased measures to deal with hit and runs and roadside checkpoints for alcohol and drug testing.

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  • Water-charges protesters can't bin bills - not enough have received them

    Organisers of the next major demonstration against Irish Water have encountered an unexpected problem. Protestors are being asked to bring their Irish Water bills to the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin to put them in the bin. Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger said organisers would have to come up with an alternative.

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  • Why does Amanda Holden have Simon Cowell's face tattooed on her thigh?

    But Amanda Holden’s latest “tribute” to Simon is one step too far perhaps? Appearing as a guest on The Graham Norton show, Amanda revealed a cheeky nod to Simon by flashing her thigh, and showing off a fake tattoo of Simon’s face. Her tattoo antics could be considered payback for Simon, who pranked her on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 show during the feature Call or Delete. Simon pranked Amanda telling her he’d like to replace her with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini a few days a week on the Britain’s Got Talent panel.

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  • Another surprise call from the Pope: journalist in Argentina stunned - Big News Network

    Pope Francis has once again made headlines with an unexpected phone call, this time to a journalist in his native Argentina. Alfredo Leuco, who writes for Clarin in Buenos Aires, penned an open letter to the Pontiff, urging him not to grant another photo opportunity to the country's President Cristina de Fernandez Kirchner.

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  • NASA's New Horizons Snaps First Full-Color Image Of Pluto As It Rapidly Approaches The Dwarf Planet - Big News Network

    Big News Network - the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon (lower left) -- was snapped on April ...

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  • Heidi Klum posts before and after selfies

    The model took to the picture sharing site to post some before and after pictures at a recent photoshoot

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  • Irish house prices rise 15 times above eurozone average

    House prices in Ireland increased 15 times more than the eurozone average in the final quarter of last year when compared to the corresponding period in 2013, and the trend is set to continue, according to the latest analysis. The average house price increase in the eurozone was 1.1%, while it was 2.6% in the EU as a whole, driven by non-euro countries including Britain and Sweden. The news for would-be first-time buyers is not good, according to Investec’s chief economist Philip O’Sullivan who said that despite the slight fall back in prices last year, he expects the upward trend to continue.

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  • United forced to shuffle the pack for Chelsea game

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will have to reshuffle his defence for Saturday’s game at Chelsea after he revealed four of his first-team squad have been ruled out through injury. United can move within five points of the Premier League leaders with victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

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  • Irish Echo | Now you see them (votes) now you don’t

    Irish citizens living in the United States are barred from voting in Irish elections. While few Americans would ever question the right of Americans to vote no matter where in the world they live, quite a few Irish would question the right of the overseas Irish to have a vote in any form of Irish election or vote, be it Dáil, Seanad, presidential or in a referendum. The lack of voting rights is clear evidence of this antipathy. At the same time, just about every significant Irish political leader of the last couple of decades has been in favor of granting at least limited voting rights to the overseas Irish.

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  • Batman v Superman Teaser - IMAX trailer coming April 20th

    It'll act as a continuation of the world established by Man of Steel while also looking forward to the Justice League movie, the first of which is planned for release in 2017. Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter also appear and Gal Gadot will make her debut as Wonder Woman at some point.

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  • Rory McIlroy hooks another three big ones but chasing Phil Mickelson

    Rory McIlroy might have added Ryder Cup stars Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Patrick Reed to a stellar field but the world No 1 is chasing an even bigger name for next month’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open — Phil Mickelson. While Tiger Woods’ agent confirmed during the Masters that the 14-time major winner is unavailable for the May 28-31 test at storied Royal County Down, sources close to the organisation of this year’s extravaganza insisted yesterday that McIlroy has not given up hope of adding left-hander Mickelson to what is already a star-studded field.

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  • WATCH: This guy's Robin Williams impressions may bring a tear to your eye

    Since Robin Williams' death in August of last year we’ve witnessed countless tributes to the comedic legend, but this video from budding actor Jamie Costa, might just have trumped them all.

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  • Developer falls silent on €100m Horizon Mall plan

    DEVELOPER Suneil Sharma has declined to comment this week on his full plans for the controversial €100 Horizon Mall development on the Dublin Road. A spokesperson for Mr Sharma said he intends to hold a press conference in Limerick in the coming weeks regarding the former Parkway Valley site, but no date or venue has been specified. Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan told the Limerick Leader that like others she has concerns about its impact on the city centre if it goes ahead, within the set completion date of August 2016. If built, the development is anticipated to include the biggest Marks & Spencer outlet outside of Dublin, another major tenant and 37 retail units, which many fear will hamper continued efforts to attract greater investment in Limerick city.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow fails low-budget living challenge

    Gwyneth Paltrow has said her “perspective has been forever altered” after she managed to last only four days of a week-long challenge to live on around £16. The actress was given around 29 US dollars, which is the amount people get in food stamps as part of an American government welfare programme, to promote a New York food bank. She said: “As I suspected, we only made it through about four days, when I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables (and in full transparency, half a bag of black licorice). Gwyneth, who said her performance was worth “a C-minus”, said: “I’m not suggesting everyone eat organic food from some high horse in the sky.

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  • Ireland has 'by far' largest proportion of children

    Ireland has “by far” the largest percentage of children in its population in the European Union and will continue to do so for the next 35 years, it has been found. Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office has compiled a series of reports on the numbers and activities of children across the continent. It found that at 22%, Ireland had what it said was by far the largest proportion of children in its population in 2014.

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