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  • More suspected MH370 wreckage found

    A plane door was on Sunday found on Indian Ocean Reunion Island, The Telegraph reported. The locals believe the door to be of the missing Malaysian airliner MH370. q
  • Nobody willing to take blame for Water shambles

    Ex-Anglo director Fintan Drury summed up the situation best when he insisted at the banking inquiry that Brian Cowen attended a dinner at Anglo HQ after its share plunge in 2008, and then had a lovely little golf outing to Druids Glen with the Anglo boys when Taoiseach three months later, but the subject of Anglo, or indeed banking at all, was never even whispered. The banking investigation has achieved notoriety as the only entity in the country with more leaks than the Irish Water delivery system. Obviously, it would not be under the farcical structure of Irish Water which was made even more ludicrous by the panic-induced changes thrown together to clear up the monumental mess left by Phil Hogan, who was duly rewarded by Enda Kenny for the chaos he left at home by being put in charge of the EU’s agriculture €60bn. Again, we don’t, because this Government has hit on the wheeze of taking some €600m from motor tax receipts, not to make driving easier in this country, but — of course — to fund the lavish consultancy fees and bonus culture at Irish Water.

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  • Liverpool Transfer News: Striker medical, potential signing next week, Balotelli horror - Irish Daily Star

    Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert is having a medical ahead of a switch to West Brom, according to Sky Sports.The Baggies are closing on a £3m deal for the 33-year-old, who made only 12 starts for his boyhood club last season. Lambert will become West Brom’s third summer signing following the arrivals of James McClean and James Chester. Brendan Rodgers will discover next week whether he can sign Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev, according to The Sun.The Kop boss has bid £15m for the Russia international.

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  • Profile: The judge who sentenced the three ex-Anglo officials

    Patrick McCartan was a left-wing politician and principal of a criminal law practice

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  • Dublin to trial street closures to allow children to play

    A Dublin City Councillor wants communities to be able to close off their roads for play afternoons for children. Fianna Fáil's Deirdre Heney has put forward the proposal which is now going to be trialled in Donnycarney. Play orders would allow communities apply to the local authority to close off their road for a set amount of time to allow children play on the street. Cllr Deirdre Heney said: "It's about promoting a better quality of life in communities whereby people will be able to know who lives where on their street.

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  • iPhone is found after 9,300ft drop from plane

    A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston. The Wichita Falls Times Record News reported that Ben Wilson says his mobile phone still works. Wilson says he and a pilot were travelling home Monday in a Beechcraft Bonanza when a pressure change caused the passenger door to open slightly. Wilson didn’t realise his phone fell out until after landing.

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  • LISTEN: Brendan O’Connor interviewing Tubs this morning was 'totes awks'

    Yesterday Ryan Tubridy was confirmed as John Murray’s replacement on RTÉ Radio One. The news came after John Murray announced he was leaving the slot last month and Brendan O’Connor filled in as his replacement. Brendan didn’t hold back and of course went straight for the kill to grill Tubridy on his feelings about the return to Radio One, after five years in Gerry Ryan's former slot at 2FM. "You were getting too old for 2FM, weren't you?" Brendan digs. q
  • Jungle trek to rediscover Colombia's Lost City

    Founded in 800AD, 650 years earlier than Peru's Machu Picchu, the mountaintop, forest-swathed citadel was abandoned by the ancient Tayrona civilisation in the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors reached coastal city Santa Marta. In 1976 the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History stepped in but it took several helicopter searches to relocate the overgrown ruins. Many riches had already been plundered, although several gold pieces are now on public display at the excellent Santa Marta Gold Museum. Since the early 80s, tourists have attempted the arduous but overwhelmingly spiritual 44km hike to Ciudad Perdida, although a kidnapping incident in 2003 put the site off limits to European travellers for several years.

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  • Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in plane crash in England

    The sister and stepmother of former al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden are believed to have died after a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday. Saudi and British media said relatives of Bin Laden were among the four passengers on board.

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  • Just in case you hadn't seen enough Steve Jobs films, there's another one coming

    But that apparently isn’t enough insight into the life of Apple’s co-founder, because Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney has put together his own take in Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. So Gibney’s latest work has got Apple nervous, especially as it appears to show the darker side of Jobs that is often referred to in accounts of his life. There’s not too long to wait to find out just how Jobs is portrayed, the film is out in September. q
  • Flight makes an emergency landing at Dublin Airport

    A flight from Knock to the UK was forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin on Friday after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit. Flybe flight BE-664 had just departed Ireland West Airport in Knock and was almost directly overhead Longford town when the crew issued a Pan-Pan radio distress call.

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  • James Packer's ex-wife Erica and Heidi Klum's former husband Seal all but confirm their romance as they put on an intimate display holidaying in Italy  - Big News Network

    Big News Network - Australian model Erica Packer and British singer Seal have revealed their budding romance, while enjoying ... q
  • Break-in at Ulster Bank branch in Athlone investigated

    Gardai say no money taken during attempted robbery early on Friday morning

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  • Man paid €30 by friend to make hoax Islamic State call to Intel

    A Dublin man was paid €30 to make hoax bomb calls which shut down a motorway, disrupted air traffic control and prevented 4,000 Intel staff from going to work, a court has heard. Colin Hammond (21) had been drinking and taking tablets with a friend who paid him to make the calls because he didn’t want to go to work at Intel in Leixlip the following morning. Described by a judge as “profoundly stupid”, Hammond made two 999 calls claiming there were bombs located at Intel which would go off in 12 hours. Hammond of Bath Road, Balbriggan, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a false report giving rise to apprehension for the safety of persons or property at Bath Road on January 13th, 2015.

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  • Social media reacts to Donegal’s victory over Galway

    Donegal were criticised for their style of play at times, playing a possession game for lengthy periods, but they got the job done at Croke Park leaving Galway to lick their wounds. Ryan McHugh’s goal with 10 minutes pushed Donegal six in front and proved the decisive moment of the game.

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  • 7 days to go, 7 things that will happen on the Premier League's opening weekend

    It’s a week to go until the Premier League season begins and if you’re anything like us you’re getting VERY. If you just can’t wait for the action to start, fear not – we’ve got the inside track on what will definitely happen on the opening weekend. Arsene Wenger will insist he won’t be rushed into making panic buys. Arsenal will suffer a shock defeat against West Ham, or at the very least one of those old failings – the occasionally flimsy defence, the lack of bite in midfield, Olivier Giroud missing a vaguely presentable chance – will come to the fore. q
  • Mary Feely: The local post office offers a safe haven from the banking scandals

    On Tuesday, Permanent TSB said sorry to the customers it had cheated. Now it owes customers more than €35 million compensation, as well as Central Bank fines of up to €20 million. My bank somehow lost a cheque that was lodged in Dublin; more than a year later, it has yet to show up in our branch in Drogheda.

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  • See how BBQ Champ judge Adam Richman's weight has yo-yoed over the years

    Man v Food star Adam Richman is back with a new series, BBQ Champ – a sort of meaty, smoky, char-grilled version of the Great British Bake Off. Here, Adam is midway through the final season of Man v Food, where he travels across America eating local cuisine and taking part in eating challenges – which often involve consuming vast quantities. Shortly after finishing Man v Food in April 2012 and retiring from competitive eating, Adam told The Independent that he actually put on more weight. In this picture he cleans up with Butch Venavides, who has created a fried bacon cinnamon roll at a contest in Dallas, Texas. q
  • Wreckage is from Boeing 777, says Malaysia government official

    A piece of wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777, according to Malaysia's deputy transport minister. q
  • Actress Charlize Theron 'adopts second child'

    Charlize Theron has reportedly adopted a second child. The 39-year-old actress has gained custody of a girl named August who is "an African-American girl" who was "born in the United States" according to gossip website TMZ. The 'Mad Max: Fury Road' star took custody of the tot last month following a six-month adoption process, specifically requesting a girl after adopting her son Jackson from South Africa in 2012. Charlize - who will celebrate her 40th birthday this week - currently lives in Los Angeles with her three-year-old son. q