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  • Taoiseach: Am I worth €3,500 a week? Very much so!

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that he is ''very much'' worth his salary of around €3,500 per week. The eight-person Commission will report back in July. The Taoiseach said that the current rate of €8.65 per hour will be changed "incrementally" over time. When he was asked: "Are you actually worth three-and-a-half grand a week?" the Taoiseach responded: "Very much so. q
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  • ► VIDEO: CCTV footage shows people falling into 3m deep sinkhole

     A South Korean man and woman suffered minor injuries when they stepped off a bus and fell into a sinkhole in Seoul. The accident on Friday (February 20) was captured by a CCTV camera. The Yonsan Fire Station says they were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said in a statement that it presumes underground water removed soil and made the hole.

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  • Dublin 6 house hits the market at €7.5m

    High Cross on Temple Road in Dartry is a stately Victorian redbrick set on nearly an acre of sunny, landscaped gardens. Early summer here will be a riot of colour, and with a substantial suntrap patio off the conservatory and a lovely stone wall under the climbing wisteria doubling as seating against the sunwarmed granite, it’s no wonder the owner says they rarely left Dublin on bank holiday weekends when they could stay and enjoy all this.

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  • Islamic State militant Jihadi John ‘identified’

    Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John” has been identified as a London-based computer programming graduate in a number of reports. The IS militant has been named by friends and others familiar with the case as Mohammed Emwazi, according to the Washington Post and BBC.

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  • Cowell will let 1D stars go solo on one condition

    Simon Cowell will let One Direction go solo, but only one condition. The 55-year-old music mogul - who put the group together on 'The X Factor' in 2010 - is happy for Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to work on other projects, as long as it is just "on the side" and doesn't affect their main job as part of the chart-topping boy band. Speaking at last night's BRIT Awards, he told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "You can't knock what One Direction are doing. "I hear speculation all the time that they're going solo. q
  • Evening Echo — 18 hilarious quotes overheard at London Fashion Week

    If there’s one thing you can count on at London Fashion week it’s a lot of fashionistas and some very eccentric people, wearing something so on trend you’ve never seen in before and saying various hilarious things. 6. “Why are Ferne Mccann and Lucy Mecklenburgh not sitting together. 12. “My Nan’s going be so happy, she loves a bit of green!” (after Holly Fulton, which featured a lot of green).

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  • Scottish derogation to be implemented in Ireland

    Up to 6,000 farmers could benefit by up to €20 million under the q
  • Dublin-bound Ryanair flight diverted following emergency

    FR6874 returned safely to Barcelona airport after changing course over Mediterranean

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  • Islamic State video shows destruction of ancient Iraqi artefacts

    The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artefacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by IS extremists who have destroyed a number of shrines, including Muslim holy sites, in order to eliminate what they view as heresy.

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  • Native American outfit sells for €320k in Kilkenny

    It was part of the estate of the late Jane Avril de Montmorency Wright, of Burnchurch House and Castle Morres, Co Kilkenny. It is suggested by tradition that the outfit came to Castle Morres through the family of the Hon Reymond Hervey de Montmorency (1835-1902). In 1866 he married Rachel Mary Lumley Godolphin Michel, daughter of Field Marshall Sir John Michel at Montreal in Canada.

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  • Enda Kenny says he is ‘very much’ worth his €185,000 salary

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he is worth his €3,500 a week salary. Asked at the launch of the Low Pay Commission in Dublin whether his €185,000 a year salary were value for money, Mr Kenny replied “very much so”. Mr Kenny was also asked about the wage bill for the Department of the Taoiseach. “Salaries are down by 40 per cent and in the case of the Taoiseach’s (department) we have cut everything to the bone,” he said.

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  • Glove In A Cold Climate

    Christina McMahon, Ireland's only professional woman boxer Christina McMahon of Carrickmorris, Co Monaghan. Training out of Peter 'Katie's da' Taylor's gym in Bray, Co Wicklow. A future world boxin... q
  • 21 Things Ben Affleck Might Have Whispered to Jennifer Lopez at the Oscar

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  • Pressure on Ireland to lower deficit will continu

    Pressure on Ireland to cut its deficit and debt will continue despite the country hitting its targets as prescribed by the European Commission. There is some controversy over France getting an extra two years to meet its 3% deficit target despite having failed to fulfil its targets. “Taking into account all the relevant factors including among others weak growth and implementation of structural reforms, it was concluded that the opening of the Excessive Deficit Procedures at this stage are not warranted,” said commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis. The rules allowed for some flexibility and the commission announced they would be making full use of this because of the lack of growth in the EU economy.

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  • Nani 'open to Man United return'

    Nani has opened the door to a possible return to Manchester United after admitting he still “loves” the club and is in regular contact with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. United sent Nani on a season-long loan to Sporting Lisbon as part of the deal that brought Marcos Rojo to Old Trafford last summer. The winger revealed Woodward has been in touch to congratulate him on his good form and the midfielder appears open to the possibility of staying at United once his loan at Sporting expires. q
  • Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and wife Mary lose Supreme Court bankruptcy appeal

    Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Patricia have lost a Supreme Court appeal over their bankruptcy. A five-judge court on Wednesday unanimously dismissed the O’Donnell’s claim the High Court was wrong in finding their centre of main business interest was Ireland rather than England at the time of their bankruptcy. The O’Donnells were adjudicated bankrupt by the High Court in August of 2013.

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  • U.S. offers highest-ever reward for Russian hacke

    The U.S. State Department and FBI on Tuesday announced a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev, the highest bounty U.S. authorities have ever offered in a cyber case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also issued a "Wanted" poster for Bogachev, who is charged in the United States with running a computer attack network called GameOver Zeus that allegedly stole more than $100 million from online bank accounts. q
  • Arrests over drone sightings at Paris locations

    Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone. Paris prosecutors said the three foreign nationals aged 70, 54 and 36 were taken into custody after police spotted the drone flying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris. Flying drones without a licence in France is illegal and carries a maximum one-year prison sentence and a €75,000 fine.

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  • Ed Sheeran fans begin overnight outdoor wait for tickets

    Who gets the punters out queuing for concert tickets on a drizzly February evening? The singer confirmed on Wednesday he will play a second date at Croke Park this summer. Sheeran will play at Croke park on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th “due to phenomenal demand” Aiken Promotions said. Friends Chantelle Kavanagh and Nicole Byrne from Dublin began queuing outside Ticketmaster on Jervis Street at 5pm on Wednesday evening.

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