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  • Public allowed in paddock for princess's baptism

    Britain’s Princess Charlotte will be christened tomorrow in front of Queen Elizabeth II and close family. The nine-week-old baby’s baptism will take place at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, which is walking distance from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Norfolk country mansion. The traditional religious service will welcome guests including the princess’s great-grandparents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, grandparents the Prince of Wales and Carole and Michael Middleton, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate’s siblings Pippa and James Middleton.

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  • Mariah Carey takes a tumble in her towering high heels – and other famous falls

    Mariah Carey loves high heels so much she wears them on the treadmill and claims she even swims in them. But teetering on towering heels proved the diva’s downfall when stepping off her new boyrfriend James Packer’s yacht – as she took a tumble down

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  • Controversial water charges amendments passed by Dáil

    Controversial legal changes to ensure householders pay their water charges have been passed in the Dáil by 63 votes to 34 after the Opposition called for a walk-through vote. After the first electronic vote, TDs had to walk through the ’Tá’ and ’Níl’ lobbies to cast their vote “by means other than electronic”. The provisions were included in the Environmental (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, originally dealing mainly with air pollution, waste collection management, Killarney National Park and dog breeding penalties.

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  • Businesses affected by Luas line works feel ‘abandoned’

    A number of Dublin city centre business owners are feeling “abandoned” due to Luas line works amid accusations that road closures could provide a “devastating blow” to revenues, new records have shown. Documents obtained by The Irish Times show Dublin City Council has received complaints from a cross-section of groups and individuals in relation to the €386 million project, ranging from sleepless students to an injured cyclist who said works at College Green compromised their safety.

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  • Burton in heated exchanges with SF over lone-parent cuts

    Tánaiste Joan Burton recalled the IRA’s killing of widow Jean McConville in Belfast, during heated exchanges with the Sinn Féin deputy leader over the cutback to the lone-parent allowance. Mary Lou McDonald said Ms Burton had pledged she would not introduce cuts until there was adequate, accessible, affordable childcare.

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  • Voters appear to be sticking to their guns

    On December 5th last year, just before the Dáil rose for Christmas, we took some time here to look at how the various parties had performed in a poll of polls that had summarised all published polls since the local and European election held the previous May. Averaging out its performance in the 17 polls, Fine Gael is on 25 per cent. This is just a small improvement on how it performed up to December 5th, when it averaged 24 per cent. For example, Fine Gael polled 29 per cent in one poll last weekend, whereas in December it was at 22 per cent in the same agency’s poll. If Fine Gael got 25 per cent in a general election then it would get between 42 and 48 seats.

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  • Robin Van Persie on verge of move to Fenerbahçe

    The Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie is edging closer to a move to Fenerbahce after reaching an agreement in principle with the Super Lig side. It is understood that Van Persie’s agent, Kees Vos, has been in Istanbul for the past two days, involved in negotiations with the Turkish club to secure a deal.

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  • Doubts surface over who shot down Malaysia Airlines plane

    Storchevoi expressed hope that Rosaviatsiya's comments and questions will be reflected and answered in the final report, to be released in October. The Dutch Safety Board has made the draft available to representatives of Australia, Britain, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States as controversy continues over who shot down the plane in July 2014, killing all 298 people aboard.

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  • Lily Allen was all smiles today at Wireless festival

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  • Miriam Lord: Brian Cowen turns former associates into roadkill over bank crash

    Anglo Irish Bank was going down the tubes. But it wasn’t Brian Cowen’s job to keep a watchful eye on what was happening. By the time Cowen finished the first of his two appearances before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, his top brass in the Department of Finance were flattened and covered in tyre marks. The bankers ended up as roadkill.

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  • Revenue reveals it uses Google Maps to value houses for local property tax

    The chairman of the Revenue Commission has revealed that it uses Google Maps to help establish the value of houses for the purposes of calculating the Local Property Tax (LPT). Niall Cody told the Public Accounts Committee that Revenue can use the software to investigate instances where a property’s reported value is in a different tax band to houses on the same street. “Our LPT register has effectively been mapped on a map of the country. Properties are geocoded,” Mr Cody explained, adding that Revenue officials can look at Google maps on its system.

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  • Woman held over attempted murder of Christy Keane

    Convicted drug dealer recovering in hospital after being shot in Limerick on Monday

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  • US Jobs Report: Mining Jobs Down; Modest Gains in Engineering Services - Big News Network

    The jobs report for June, released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows a continuation of the trend for declining mining jobs. There were 4,000 mining jobs lost in June, making a total of 71,000 mining jobs lost since a recent high in December 2014.

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  • Caroline Wozniacki sees off Camila Giorgi to match Wimbledon best

    It seems a long time since Caroline Wozniacki sat atop the world rankings for 67 consecutive weeks in 2010 and 2011. On a becalmed No1 Court, she progressed effortlessly to the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Italian 31st seed, Camila Giorgi. The Dane swatted aside the hard-hitting Giorgi to match her best ever performance at Wimbledon.

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  • TUV leader raises concerns over Wallace allegations

    TUV leader Jim Allister has called on the PSNI to investigate claims that £7m may have been earmarked for an unnamed Northern Ireland politician or party following Ireland's biggest ever property sale. Independent TD Mick Wallace told the Dáil yesterday that a routine audit at leading Belfast legal firm Tughans found that the money had been put in an Isle of Man bank account after hundreds of northern properties owned by the Republic's 'bad bank' NAMA were sold to a US private equity firm. The portfolio was worth €4.5bn but was sold to Cerberus Capital Management for less than €1.5bn.

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  • Just who is Miley Cyrus’s Secret Irish girlfriend? - Irish Sun

    The Department of Social Protection's annual Pre-Budget Forum was held in Dublin Castle on Friday. Nearly forty voluntary and community groups participated in the Forum, which was moderated by Ms Olivia O'Leary. The purpose of the Forum was to provide organisations with an opportunity to discuss their ideas and thoughts on the upcoming Budget. Addressing the Forum, Social Protection Minister Joan Burton told the volunteer community groups, "The work of your organisations makes life more manageable for many people, helping them to cope with their particular circumstances.

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  • Peaches Geldof's drug dealer could stay a mystery

    Police have dropped their search for who supplied Peaches Geldof with the drugs that killed her. The identity of the drug dealer who supplied Peaches with heroin could remain a mystery as detectives have announced they have ended their investigation. Mother-of-two Peaches was found slumped on a bed in a spare room by her musician husband Tom Cohen at their family home in Wrotham, Kent, on April 7, 2014. Detective Superintendent Paul Fotheringham, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “Our investigation into the supply of drugs to Peaches Geldof-Cohen has exhausted all lines of inquiry and has now concluded. q
  • Netanyahu: ISIS brutality will seem like nothing compared with a nuclear-armed Iran - Big News Network

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  • See the pics as stars arrive at Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

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  • VIDEO: Baltimore Drownings - Search and recovery mission set to continue

    The walk up the hill to the imposing Beacon landmark in Baltimore can be a challenging climb at the best of times. For the family of Barry Ryan and Barry Davis Ryan yesterday, it must have felt like scaling Everest. Ann’s partner Barry Ryan and her son Barry Davis Ryan fell victim to the sea, alongside young Barry’s girlfriend, University College Cork social science student Niamh O’Connor.

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