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  • ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

    ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

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  • Ireland needs to prepare for looming UK breakup or reform

    Conservative leader David Cameron this week attacked the Scottish National Party as “not just an old political party... with a list of interesting demands to make our country stronger, they come with one intention only, to break the UK up and create an independent Scotland”.

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  • Mistaken identity girl returns home

    In the end, they say, Alondra was sent screaming to the US based on a scar on the bridge of her nose resulting from a remote-control car mishap as a young girl. DNA testing proved Alondra was not Houston resident Dorotea Garcia’s daughter. Judge Cinthia Elodia Mercado said that it was her obligation to make sure that international child-abduction conventions were followed.

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  • Red carpet looks from the LGBT awards: Black jumpsuits, plunging necklines and a very sparkly Katie Hopkins

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  • Michéal Martin calls Brian Cowen protesters ‘fascists’

    Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has described the protestors who confronted former Taoiseach Brian Cowen as he got into his car as “fascists” and said they have no place in a modern democracy. Video has emerged in recent days of Mr Cowen being harassed in Dublin city centre, and Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said he “wouldn’t have a problem” with reintroducing Garda drivers for former Taoisigh.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender in ABC interview

    About five minutes into a compelling interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC last night, Bruce Jenner unfurled his ponytail and let his flowing locks hang down. “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” said Jenner in that rarest of events in American television, a programme that actually delivered on the weeks of breathless hype preceding it. Bruce lives a lie. Although he referred again and again to his female self as she, Jenner stated that, for the moment, he would prefer people to use the male pronoun when discussing him.

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  • Gardaí search for missing teenager Mark Twomey

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  • Mick Schumacher shows racing pedigree on Formula Four debut

    Mick Schumacher finished ninth on his Formula Four debut on Saturday as the son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael showed racing ability runs in the family. The 16-year-old had qualified in 19th place on the grid for Van Amersfoort Racing in Oschersleben but enjoyed a good race and made up 10 places before the chequered flag to take two points. Competing in the inaugural round of the maiden ADAC Formula Four season, Schumacher was awarded the best rookie award for his display in the first of three races over the course of the season-opening weekend.

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  • Third party with suicide victim, says friend

    Bernadette Forde, 51, a former human resources manager with Guinness, took her life in June 2011 using the drug pentobarbital when she was suffering from the latter stages of multiple sclerosis. Gail O’Rorke, aged 43, a taxi driver from Kilclare Gardens, Tallaght, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to aiding and abetting the suicide of Ms Forde by helping her to procure and administer a toxic substance between April 20, 2011 and June 6, 2011 in Dublin.

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  • United bid to nail David De Gea

    Louis van Gaal says Manchester United have offered David de Gea “a lot of money” in a bid to keep the goalkeeper at Old Trafford. De Gea is in the running to win the PFA Player of the Year award following a string of fine performances for United. Real Madrid’s interest in De Gea has strengthened because of those displays and a transfer to the European champions would have its merits for the player, particularly when his girlfriend Edurne Garcia resides in the Spanish capital. In January Van Gaal said he expected the 24-year-old to extend his current deal, which expires at the end of next season, but three months on, there are no signs of progress.

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  • British trader part-accused of $1tn crash granted bail | Irish Examiner

    Navinder Singh Sarao, the British trader accused of helping to cause the 2010 ‘flash’ crash, was granted bail of £5m (€7m) by a London judge while he fights extradition to the US. Sarao, 36, was granted bail on condition he stays off the internet and sleep at his parents’ home in Hounslow, near London. Sarao was arrested on Tuesday at the house he shares with his parents near Heathrow Airport after US prosecutors filed charges against him including fraud and market manipulation. Sarao earned almost $900,000 trading futures on the S&P’s 500 Index the day of the flash crash and $40m from 2010 to 2014 buying and selling the contracts.

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  • Miriam Lord: Party time for older Soldiers of Destiny

    Micheál Martin absent as Mary Coughlan celebrates 50th with former colleagues

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  • Karen Buckley murder accused due in court today

    The man accused of murdering Cork nurse Karen Buckley is due to appear in court in Scotland again today. Alexander Pacteau, aged 21, will make his second appearance before Glasgow sheriff’s court. Ms Buckley was leaving Sanctuary Nightclub on Glasgow’s Dumbarton Road shortly after 1am on Sunday, April 12.

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  • Story of David and Sócrates – when an Irish underdog took on a giant of Brazil

    Fifa had decreed that the Brazil-Northern Ireland group game at the 1986 World Cup would take place in Mexico’s midday sun. David Campbell had other reasons for perspiring. Ten days after his 21st birthday, some 20 games into his professional career with Nottingham Forest, and after just 24 minutes of international football, Campbell was making his full Northern Ireland debut.

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  • Children as young as eight bring drugs to school in UK

    Hundreds of British schoolchildren, some as young as eight, have been caught with drugs on school premises, new figures reveal. Data from police forces across England and Wales shows Class A drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine are among the illegal substances seized in more than 2,000 incidents and offences over the last four years. Teachers described the figures as a “worry”, and “the tip of the iceberg of what young people are encountering on the streets”. The data, from 34 police forces dating back to 2011, was obtained by the Press Association under the Freedom of Information Act.

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  • Saudi Arabia blames ISIL for killing police officers - Big News Network

    Big News Network - Saudi Arabia has blamed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group for ...

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  • Taoiseach defends plan for IBRC SiteServ inquiry

    The Taoiseach's defended the decision to ask IBRC's liquidators to lead a review into the sale of SiteServ. Enda Kenny says the liquidators can produce a review quicker than anyone else, because they're already have most of the details to hand. Opposition TDs are still rejecting the plan, arguing that the liquidators are not operating at an arm's-length basis - and also raising concerns that the liquidators' firm, KPMG, was involved in the sale. Meanwhile Denis O'Brien and the man who oversaw the sale have both defended their roles, and are offering to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to address any concerns people may have.

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  • Medical expert fired after photos of plane crash victims displayed

    A Dutch medical anthropologist has been fired from the forensics team tasked with identifying the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – after he used photographs of the victims’ body parts without authorisation to illustrate a public lecture. Prof George Matt of Leiden University, an international authority on physical anthropology, used the photographs in a talk to medical students in Maastricht earlier this month – at which he is also accused of making incorrect observations about the cause of the crash.

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  • This addictive game will misspell your name so a Starbucks barista doesn’t have to

    Every morning which starts with a trip to Starbucks is an adventure waiting to unfold but if one thing’s for certain, it’s that the bleary-eyed barista will definitely spell your name wrong. Without fail, since introducing the bizarre name-taking rule in a bid to appear more personable to their customers, Starbucks continually manage to misspell even the simplest of names. The addictive site was the brains of Justin Hook (who is also the writer for Fox show Bob’s Burgers) and will keep you occupied for hours.

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  • Has Kate Middleton fuelled a rather expensive maternity trend?

    As the Duchess of Cambridge prepares to give birth at the exclusive Lindo Wing, a surge has emerged in women all seeking private maternity care. While most don’t have the finances to splash on the estimated £12,000 that the impending royal birth will cost, research by private healthcare search engine found a 216% rise in people looking into having a private consultation. Prince George was welcomed to the world in his private hospital wing and Royal Baby #2 is no different. Prices have increased since George was delivered there two years ago and a suite of two rooms now costs £6,570 for a one-night stay with normal delivery (£5,913 for Kate and Wills with their 10% saving) plus consultant fees of around £6,000.

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