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  • Greek crisis may be beginning of the end for the euro dream

    The sudden collapse of the talks between the Greek government and its creditors comes at the end of a lengthy period of recrimination. Whatever is the case, a turbulent week lies ahead, with European Central Bank support for the Greek banking system in doubt. As crisis threatens, can Europe’s leaders begin to show some leadership and start by telling some home truths to their voters? The financial crisis, and its after effects, has exposed the sharp rifts between the various countries that make up the European Union.

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  • Gary Neville has won Twitter after this ruthless response to a Liverpool fan

    That’s what one Liverpool fan found out after trying to join in with Carragher and Neville’s Twitter bants. Carragher had foolishly bet Neville that Paulinho would score 15 goals in a season for Tottenham, and obviously he didn’t. The punishment for the Liverpool man was to wear a United shirt. q
  • Plane carrying 193 people makes emergency landing in Ireland - Irish Sun

    The beach was deserted on Sunday, there was hardly anyone to be seen as Sousse comes to grip with Friday's deadly attack. Meantime the number of Irish people killed in the massacre of 39 people at a beachside hotel in the Tunisian coastal city on Friday, has risen to three. "In addition to the fatality made known yesterday, I can confirm that there is grave concern for two other Irish citizens who had been at the scene of the attacks at Sousse, Tunisia," Foreign Affairs Minister Charklie Flanagan said Saturday. "The process of full and formal identification of victims is continuing in Tunis and will take a period of time before it is completed.

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  • Lewis Hamilton sends ex Nicole Scherzinger a sentimental birthday message

    Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has sent his ex-flame Nicole Scherzinger a gushing public message on her birthday. The couple ended their relationship in February after seven years, with reports that she put the brakes on the relationship with the racing driver because he would not commit to marriage. Now Lewis, who spent the weekend at Glastonbury Festival, has spoken about his “memories” of life with the former Pussycat Doll in a post on his Instagram page. As the singer marked her 37th birthday with a luxury holiday, Lewis, 30, posted a picture of the pair together and wrote: “Dear friend, through the years we shared a lot, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. q
  • Aldi's military call-up weakens defence

    Private companies, including discount giant Aldi, have been actively seeking senior defence force personnel at such a rate that top brass warn the military is at serious risk of “not being fit for purpose”. Nearly 100 officers have resigned in the past two years and that, allied to continuing budget and manpower cuts, has weakened the Defence Forces in key areas, RACO (Representative Association of Commissioned Officers) has warned. RACO said the military is critically short of specialist officers including pilots, aeronautical engineers, and bomb disposal experts.

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  • Irish Echo | Three Irish dead in Tunisia slaughter

    This time, however, it was not accidental death, as in the case of the California balcony collapse tragedy, but rather as a result of cold-blooded terrorism that left three Irish among the dead in the ISIS-inspired Tunisia beach massacre. Martina Hayes, a mother of one and her husband Larry, from Athlone, County Westmeath, along with mother of two, Lorna Carty, were among the 38 killed in the weekend attack. Billy Kelly, brother of Martina Hayes, told the Pat Kenny radio show that the family were devastated by the loss. In the grim aftermath of the slaughter, after which the gunman was killed by Tunisian security forces, Irish Foreign Affairs Minister, Charlie Flanagan, issued a statement in which he said the process of full and formal identification of victims was continuing in Tunis and would take a period of time before it was completed.

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  • Kendall Jenner is Officially the Queen of Instagram -

    According to Time Magazine, the below photo, which Kendall posted to the social networking site over a month ago, is the most ‘liked’ photo on the internet. Kendall has outshined KimYe by having the most liked Instagram photo! q
  • Irish Water workers push for payment of bonuses

    Hundreds of Irish Water workers are set to take action in order to receive controversial bonuses initially outlined in their contracts, in a politically sensitive move that comes at exactly the wrong time for Government. Details revealed as the Coalition attempts to push further water charge legislation through the Dáil show Siptu is attempting to gain the extra payment for the firm’s 2,000 workers despite Environment Minister Alan Kelly insisting he does not want a “bonus culture” to take hold. Under moves confirmed by both Siptu and Irish Water, the union is to go to the Labour Relations Commission on behalf of its members, seeking that the bonuses — expected to reach into millions of euro — be paid out from next month. This is because of what the union says is a previously agreed deal during the setting-up of Irish Water, which has since been reneged upon, due in part to political pressure.

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  • Flight diverted to Shannon airport after cargo hold fire

    A transatlantic flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, due to a fire in the cargo hold. The Aeromexico Boeing Dreamliner was flying from Mexico City to Paris, but declared an emergency at about 2.30pm, and diverted to Shannon. There were 193 passengers and crew on board, a spokesman for the airport said. Shannon Airport’s full emergency response plan was activated with fire crews and ambulances on the runway as the plane landed. q
  • Rare optical illusion draw planets together Tuesday night

    A spectacular double act starring Jupiter and Venus will light up the sky tomorrow night. In fact hundreds of millions of miles of space separate the planets. After tomorrow they will start to go their separate ways again, with Venus below Jupiter. The two planets will be spectacularly close all week, with Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday being the best, and Tuesday night is the very closest.

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  • Liverpool weighing up shock bid for Manchester United outcast Javier Hernandez - Irish Daily Star

    LIVERPOOL are looking to offload a number of strikers this summer, as Kop boss Brendan Rodgers undergoes his major squad overhaul. With Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini all heading for the exit door, Rodgers will need to recruit some fresh attacking stars. While Liverpool have already snapped up Roberto Firmino, Rodgers is now looking at a deal for Hernandez, according to reports in Spain.

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  • Garth Brooks: All Dublin shows cancelled

    The Irish Times online. Latest news including sport, analysis, business, weather and more from the definitive brand of quality news in Ireland.

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  • Renault-Nissan sells 250,000th electric vehicle - Big News Network

    Big News Network - Renault-Nissan Alliance recently announced it has sold its quarter-of-a-millionth electric vehicle. The milestone unit was ...

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  • Lleyton Hewitt bows out at first round of Wimbledon swansong

    Lleyton Hewitt battled to the bitter end but was unable to prevent his Wimbledon singles career finishing with a dramatic five-set defeat to Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen. Hewitt, who is retiring after the Australian Open next year, will be forever remembered for his irrepressible fighting spirit and the 2002 champion typically saved three match points to extend an incredible final set on Court Two. Nieminen, however, also making his last appearance at SW19, held his nerve to seal a 3-6 6-3 4-6 6-0 11-9 victory and book a second-round match-up with defending champion Novak Djokovic.

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  • Sandra Bullock wears Minions-inspired outfit at premiere

    Sandra Bullock received some Minion-spiration when she was getting her outfit together for the film’s Los Angeles premiere. The Oscar-winning actress, who voices female villain Scarlet Overkill in the Despicable Me spin-off, donned yellow heels with Minions faces printed on them to accompany her black and yellow dress and sunglasses when she stepped out at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27. While her outfit was eye-catching, her Rupert Sanderson-designed shoes stole the attention on the yellow carpet. The 50-year-old star brought her five-year-old son Louis to the premiere, and the pair were spotted at the after-party, which included a carnival and a giant Minion slide. q
  • Singapore billionaire Lim acquires Ronaldo's image rights

    Spanish club Real Madrid Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Monday the sale of his image rights to Singapore business tycoon Peter Lim, shareholder of fellow Spanish team Valencia. q
  • 6 incredible performers who proved there's more to Glastonbury than the Pyramid Stage

    Every year Glastonbury hosts an array of impressive acts for us to feast our eyes on, some mildly more famous than others. While the Pyramid Stage may be the place to be, what with Kanye West, Lionel Richie and Pharrell Williams, there’s a helluva lot more musicians who can put on just as good a show if not better than Mr West’s. Yes, there is more to Glastonbury than the Pyramid Stage… and here are 6 incredible performers from the final day of the festival that proved just that. The 22-year-old graced the John Peel Stage to perform some of her well-loved hits such as Boom Clap, I Love It and Fancy. q
  • Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon's BGT outfits complaints dismissed

    The pair’s Britain’s Got Talent outfits are in the clear with TV watchdog Ofcom. q
  • Summer is here and the sun worshippers are already out in full force ahead of the heatwave

    This week is set to be an absolute scorcher with the mercury rocketing to as hot as 35C (95F) on Wednesday with heatwave temperatures predicted on other days too. And what better day than a Monday when Wimbledon has kicked off for people to get outside

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  • Arsenal, West Ham and Eagles handed boost in battle to sign Chelsea midfielder target - Irish Daily Star

    According to Sky Italia, the French outfit left Roma frustrated by refusing to adjust their form of payment. Monaco were keen to pay Roma €2.8m in bonuses rather than add the money to the €15m transfer fee. The Italians are so aggravated that they’ve told Destro to forget about a move to the South of France altogether. Roma were hoping to sell Destro to finance a new striker to help challenge rivals Juventus, who have already added Sami Khedira, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic to their ranks.

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