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  • So… Katie Hopkins may have just won Ed Miliband the election

    With one tweet, Hopkins may have changed the course of the British general election. q
  • Ailing €14m replica Famine ship is worth just €150k

    The replica Jeanie Johnson famine ship, which cost the taxpayer €14m, is now valued at a paltry €150,000, with the visitor attraction haemorrhaging money on an annual basis. Significant water damage to the vessel was discovered in 2011 but was left berthed at its permanent position in the Dublin Docklands for a further three years before repair work was carried out. The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) claims it did not have the funding to dry dock the vessel for a number of years despite annual revenues of €30,000 being earned from the tourist amenity. Repairs of €50,000 were finally carried out on the replica of one of the most iconic symbols of the Great Famine, with taxpayers paying for €25,000 to €30,000 of additional work since then.

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  • Zayn Speaks Out About One D Exit

    Zayn Speaks Out About One D Exit

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  • Germanwings co-pilot calm as he flew jet into mountains

    The Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin delivered a chilling account of the final 30 minutes of Germanwings flight 9525, concluding that the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately crashed the aircraft into a mountain range in southeastern France, killing himself and 149 other people. Robin’s shocking revelation was based on analysis of the cockpit voice recorder which was found by a rescue worker six hours after the crash.

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  • Irish airlines require two in cockpit at all times

    Irish airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair require two people to be in the cockpit at all times for the last number of years, while European regulations do not require two on the flight deck at all times during the flight. “The purpose of this is to deal with circumstances where a member of the flight deck crew may become incapacitated or security-related issues,” it said. The authority said the policy applied to all aircraft where European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations require a locked cockpit door.

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  • Conflict over events leading to death of teen from peanut allergy

    A pharmacist who refused to dispense an epipen without prescription to the mother of a teenager who died from an allergic reaction told an inquest the “dynamic” would have been different if he had known it was for her daughter. David Murphy told Dublin Coroner’s Court that when 14-year-old Emma Sloan’s mother came into Hamilton Long Pharmacy on O’Connell Street on December 18th 2013 to request the pen, he was not told it was for her daughter.

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  • ‘Gilmore is weak and may lose his seat, which would serve FG’

    Fine Gael has outlined the strengths and weaknesses of its own TDs – as well as their opponents – in internal strategy documents prepared for the general election. The constituency profiles, considered by the Fine Gael national executive this week, lay out the favoured approach by local activists, but offer blunt assessments of deputies and candidates. The document says the party would benefit if former Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore lost his Dáil seat. Dún Laoghaire, a four seat constituency, has two Fine Gael TDs: Ceann Comhairle Séan Barrett and Mary Mitchell O’Connor, along with Mr Gilmore for Labour an People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett.

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  • We finally get to see Benedict Cumberbatch's wife in her wedding dress

    The couture gown Sophie Hunter wore to walk down the aisle as she became Mrs Benedict Cumberbatch has finally been unveiled. The couple tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in an intimate ceremony on the Isle Of Wight, surrounded by friends and family. Now designers Valentino have posted a picture on Instagram, taken by celebrity photographer Annie Lebovitz for Vogue magazine, of Sophie, 37, in the custom-made gown she wore for her big day. The theatre director is expecting her first child with the Sherlock star and the empire line shape of the delicate lace dress billows over her baby bump. q
  • Good news! It’s not too late to get that summer body. Here’s how…

    With the days getting longer and the clocks changing this Sunday, we’re all getting excited about the summer. But if you, like us, ate far too much recently then read on because it isn’t too late to shake off that extra winter layer in time for the

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  • 10,000 Irish jobs forecast if EU-US trade deal agreed

    A contentious EU trade deal with the US could deliver as many as 10,000 new Irish jobs in the export sector and a permanent 1.1 per cent expansion in the size of the domestic economy, new research suggests. Amid public resistance to the trade talks in Germany and France and a perceived decline in American interest, Government-commissioned research finds that Ireland stands to realise double the average benefit in the EU. The examination of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was carried out by Copenhagen Economics for Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton. The 80-page study, to be published today, finds that Ireland’s export sector would receive a significant boost between three and five years after an agreement comes into force to tackle tariff and non-tariff barriers.

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  • Former Coca-Cola chief in Dublin to oversee plans for Epic Ireland at CHQ

    Neville Isdell, the former Coca-Cola chief executive who owns the CHQ building in Dublin, says work will soon begin on transforming the underground vaults of the centre into the proposed €12 million Epic Ireland diaspora-themed visitor attraction. Mr Isdell, who retired as Coke chief executive in 2008, was in Dublin yesterday to oversee plans for Epic Ireland.

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  • Passenger bus falls through sinkhole into underground river in Brazil — and then splashes to the surface intact - Irish Sun

    Passengers hurriedly disembarked from a bus sinking into a dirt road minutes before it was ... q
  • Any threat to Saudi Arabia will evoke reaction from Pakistan - Irish Sun

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan. q
  • 3 fabulous ways to wear this season’s 70s trend

    After autumn’s 60s fixation, designers inched forward for spring, landing squarely in the era of bell-bottoms, platforms and feathered hairdos (and that’s just the men). Disco queens and hippy princesses were a plenty on the SS15 catwalks, from Gucci

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  • Tanaiste: 'Deeply problematic' to take water bill from dole

    Tánaiste Joan Burton has told the Labour Party that it would be “deeply problematic” to deduct dole from welfare claimants who are unwilling to pay water charges. Mr Kenny’s comments come following an admission by Irish Water that the utility will issue thousands of bills to the wrong houses over the coming months. “The majority of people who have signed up as customers of Irish Water and will continue to sign up want to know that their neighbours, including the deputy, will make their contribution to the cost of production of quality Irish water in the coming years,” he said.

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  • Cockpit rules change after Alps plane crash

    Airlines are changing procedures to ensure two crew members are in the cockpit at all times during flights following the French Alps plane disaster. The UK's Civil Aviation Authority said it had contacted all UK operators to urge them to review safety procedures in the wake of the tragedy, in which 150 people were killed. Monarch, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook all confirmed they had changed their policies, while Ryanair, Jet2 and Flybe said they already required two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times. British Airways said it did not discuss "issues of security".

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  • Rents jump by over €1,200 in Dublin in just 12 months - Irish Sun

    The cost of renting a home in Dublin climbed by more than EUR1,200 last year ...

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  • Property prices decrease for second month in a row

    Residential property prices have fallen for the second consecutive month in the wake of new lending restrictions imposed by the Central Bank. Despite this fall, residential property prices remained up 14.9% on an annual basis. In Dublin, the fall in February was even steeper, with property prices down by 0.7% in the month. Outside of Dublin, residential property prices were unchanged in February.

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  • Deschamps downbeat as France given reality check by Brazil

    France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday. Didier Deschamps’s team, who beat Spain, Portugal and Sweden last year, were dominated in midfield in the absence of Paul Pogba and were toothless up front while their fullbacks were tormented by wingers Willian and Oscar.

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  • Dublin man charged with IRA membership - Irish Sun

    A Dublin man has been charged with membership of an unlawful organisation at a late ...

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