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  • Man who died in London Tube accident was trying to save his brother

    A British man died after being hit by a Tube train as he tried to save his brother, who had fallen on to the tracks. The 35-year-old from London was trying to pull his 32-year-old brother to safety at London Underground’s Old Street station when they were both struck. British Transport Police (BTP) said they are not treating the incident as suspicious, adding that it appeared to be a “tragic accident”. The London man was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he later died. q
  • British pilot who killed wife then planned to crash 747 shows airlines weak on mental health: victim’s family - Big News Network

    The case of a British Airways pilot who killed his estranged wife in a hammer attack then planned to crash his jumbo jet ';to make a statement'; shows airlines are not doing enough to monitor the mental conditions of their crews, it was claimed yesterday. Robert Brown, 47, hit his estranged wife Joanna at least 14 times with a claw hammer in 2010, following a bitter and costly divorce battle.

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  • EU takes Ireland to task on postcode tendering

    The European Commission has described Ireland’s response to its findings on the flawed Eircode tendering process as “unclear” and “not satisfactory”. The commission had ruled that the State wrongly excluded small and medium enterprises from competing for the contract to provide Ireland’s new postcodes by imposing a turnover limit on companies eligible to tender for the project. While the commission did not impose any sanctions on the State or ask that the Department of Communications rerun the tender, it did ask that the department would introduce measures to ensure similar mistakes are avoided in the future.

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  • Sir Roger Moore denies being racist over James Bond comment

    Sir Roger Moore has hit back at allegations he made a racist comment when asked about Idris Elba being a future James Bond. The 87-year-old actor, who played the British secret agent 007 in seven films between 1973 and 1985, reportedly made the comments to French magazine Paris Match in an interview, titled Idris Elba: The Next Bond. According to Screen Daily, Sir Roger was quoted as saying: “Several years ago I said Cuba Gooding Jr would make an excellent Bond, but that was a joke. “Even though James has been played by a Scotsman, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he has to remain English-English. q
  • Three things we learned from Ireland V Poland

    Liam Brady’s criticism of McCarthy in Saturday’s Irish Examiner shone an even bigger spotlight on the midfielder’s worth to the Irish cause. It’s two years this week since McCarthy gave a masterclass in Stockholm but his input since, mainly due to unavailability, has been meagre. Perhaps the deep role Martin O’Neill assigned him to counteract Poland’s breaks didn’t play to his strengths so apparent in the Everton team.

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  • Son of Euromillions winner awaits stables permission

    THE SON of €115m Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, Gary, will know the outcome of his equestrian plans on April 1. The council is due to make a decision on that date regarding a planning application for the construction of stables and a sand arena. Permission is also sought for an entrance from the public road, garage and 1.8m boundary walls, septic tank and percolation area, at Ruan, Castleconnell. Mr McNamara has extra space after he purchased a parcel of land adjacent to his home.

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  • PICTURES: Superstar line-up at Anfield for charity game

    Current and former Liverpool stars and a number of former Premier League opponents took to the field in Anfield yesterday for an All Star charity game. Organised by the Liverpool Foundation and billed as Carragher's XI v. Gerrard's XI - the game was a chance for many former team-mates and foes to say goodbye to club captain Steven Gerrard before he leaves for the MLS in the summer. The match played out in front of a huge crowd at Anfield yesterday afternoon, with both Jamie Carragher and Gerrard having a wealth of talent at their disposal.

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  • UPC wins right to use GPS to track staff

    A company should be allowed track the movement of its van drivers by satellite, the Labour Court has ruled. Last year, UPC proposed installing a Global Positioning System vehicle-management system into the transport fleet. This met with opposition from the Unite trade union, which told the Labour Court that “it is a form of Big Brother and a step too far”. The union said it did not believe a GPS system “will improve the company callout times”, and that “there is no need for it”.

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  • Niall ‘secretly dating’ ex-Miss Universe contestant; Zayn planning to wed

    Niall Horan enjoyed secret dates with Amy Willerton. The One Direction star is said to have started seeing the British model and former Miss Universe contestant behind closed doors after they met in December last year but the pair were desperate to keep their friendship "under wraps". A source said: "Niall and Amy have done well to keep their friendship under wraps. It is believed the 'Night Changes' hitmaker and Amy, 22, have stayed in contact while One Direction have embarked on their On The Road Again world tour but are yet to discuss whether their secret romance will blossom.

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  • WATCH: Gardaí probe cause of barge fire at Grand Canal Dock - Irish Sun

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  • Remains of 78 victims of germanwings plane crash retrieved

    Five days after germanwings flight 4U 9525 was allegedly deliberately crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 on board, investigators say they have isolated the DNA strands of 78 of those victims. The investigators denied German media reports that body parts of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been identified, although the cockpit voice recorder has been thoroughly analysed and reportedly proves that he deliberately crashed the plane. Recovery teams have so far reached the remote mountainside on foot or by helicopter to continue the search, but Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said an access road was being built. Teams are searching for human remains as well as parts of the aircraft, including the flight data recorder, which is still missing and is expected to validate the voice recorder from the cockpit.

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  • Limerick’s Damien says ‘Hello’ to Lionel Richie

    A LIMERICK charity made a young man’s dream come true by organising a meeting with his idol - Lionel Richie. Damien Woods, aged 29, from Glenbrook, Old Singland Road, got to meet the American singing legend when he performed in Dublin on March 11. Damien, who has spina bifida and hydrocephalus, even got his 1983 Lionel Riche LP autographed. Cora noticed that Kevin’s sister Clare - who the charity is named after - had spina bifida.

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  • 5,000-year-old brewery found in Israel

    A 5,000-year-old brewery has been unearthed in Tel Aviv, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Sunday. The find includes fragments of ancient Egyptian-made pottery vessels that were used to prepare beer. The site is currently being uncovered in salvage excavations, ahead of the construction of skyscraper office buildings in Israel's financial capital. Among hundreds of pottery shreds that characterise local culture, a number of fragments of large ceramic basins were discovered that were made in an Egyptian tradition and were used to prepare beer," Xinhua quoted Diego Barkan, director of the archaeological excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, as saying.

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  • Gardaí search for missing man Iduwu Soyemi

    Gardaí have asked for the public’s help in finding missing man Iduwu Soyemi. q
  • Katie Hopkins' tweets have been reported to the police – again

    Katie Hopkins is known for causing quite a stir so it came as no surprise when she was reported to the police over claims she may have incited racial hatred in Rochdale. Raising a Pakistani flag in Rochdale is not helping community cohesion. The barrage of tweets came after Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who represents the town, attended the raising of a Pakistani flag over the town hall for half an hour on March 23 to mark Pakistan’s National Day. q
  • Russian scientists unearth new species of dinosaur

    Scientists claim to have discovered a new species of dinosaur which roamed the earth 100 million years ago. The find was made in Russia when experts discovered fossils encased in rocks on the banks of the Kiya River in Western Siberia in 2008. The rocks could not be removed, so scientists from Tomsk State University extracted fragments of the fossils from the sandstone for examination. Dr Stepan Ivantsov, a scientific researcher in the Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, said they originally believed the remains were of a very large herbivore.

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  • Woman Hit By Car In Drogheda

    Woman Hit By Car In Drogheda

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  • Psychiatrist says pilots with depression should not face flying ban

    Pilots with a history of depression should not be banned from flying commercial jets, according to a leading British psychiatrist, in a warning against a knee-jerk reaction to the French Alps air disaster. Reports have suggested Andreas Lubitz had suffered from mental health issues and may have been receiving treatment for vision problems before he steered the Germanwings Airbus A320 into the mountain range, killing all 150 people on board. A father of one of the three Britons on the flight called for more to be done to see pilots were “looked after”, while the Observer said Civil Aviation Authority documents suggested some 100 commercial airline pilots in the UK had a history of depression, with 42 still on medication.

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  • Family to fight over Williams estate

    Lawyers for Robin Williams’ wife and children are set for a legal battle over the late comedian’s estate. The lawyers are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge today, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams’ wife, Susan, says some of the late actor’s personal items were taken without her permission. q