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  • A woman found an extremely rare bug in a packet of raspberries - Irish Sun

    Source: Andrea Doyle A KILKENNY WOMAN has found an extremely rare bug in a punnet ...

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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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  • Varadkar is becoming a cheerleader for private health insurance

    Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was very pleased with himself during the week. Varadkar (36) had allowed his health insurance cover to lapse and he joined up, he said, for two reasons: “As Minister for Health, I wanted to take a lead. Varadkar taking “a lead” involves him becoming a cheerleader for private health insurance as Minister for Health in a government whose stated aim is to develop a “universal, single-tiered health service, which guarantees access based on need, not income”.

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  • Twitter reacts to Coutinho’s place in the PFA team of the year

    The Professional Footballers’ Association have announced their Premier League team of the year and one inclusion in particular is getting a lot of attention. Unsurprisingly League leaders Chelsea have six entries, along with one each for Arsenal, Tottenham, Southampton, Manchester United and Liverpool. It is the Liverpool player who has caused consternation on Twitter - as football fans get their heads around the fact the Philippe Coutinho has made the team, in particular his inclusion ahead of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas. q
  • 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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  • 17 of Al Pacino’s greatest movie lines to celebrate his 75th birthday

    Al Pacino is 75 years old today. He’s one of those actors who seems so timeless we’re not sure whether we’re surprised how old he is or we thought he should be older. Either way, Al (or Mr Pacino, as we’d call him to his face) has had a genuinely

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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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  • Some surprises in PFA's Premier League team of the year

    Six Chelsea players have been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League team of the year. Jose Mourinho’s men are on the brink of a first title since 2010 and their dominance over the past nine months was highlighted by a cluster of blue shirts in the XI announced by the PFA on Sunday. The entire back four started the season as Blues players, with centre-back pairing John Terry and Gary Cahill joined by Branislav Ivanovic and Ryan Bertrand, the latter of whom signed permanently for Southampton in February having joined on loan last summer. q
  • FF/Green cabinet told water metering plan could cost €500 - €600 million

    The Fianna Fáil/Green cabinet was told in 2009 the average cost of providing domestic water services to households at the time was about €348 a year. The cabinet was also informed in a confidential memo by then minister for the environment John Gormley it could cost up to €1,000 or more to install meters in 10-15 per cent of properties. On December 7th, 2009, Mr Gormley brought proposals to the cabinet to remove the ban on domestic water charges , to allow local authorities to bill for water and waste water services and for an installation programme to meter households.

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  • Floyd Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao ‘looked shocked’ when he saw me in Miami

    Floyd Mayweather senses he landed a telling psychological blow on Manny Pacquiao during a decisive moment on their path to finally agreeing next Saturday’s superfight in Las Vegas. The greatest boxers of their generation met accidentally in January when attending a Miami Heat basketball match, chatting briefly as they came face to face for the first time before exchanging phone numbers. Mayweather called Pacquiao a few hours later and visited the Filipino in his hotel suite in what has since been described as the turning point in ending the five-year stand-off that had prevented the welterweight rivals from clashing.

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  • Russian biker group banned from entering Poland

    The Polish foreign ministry has said that it will not allow a Russian nationalistic motorcycle group loyal to president Vladimir Putin to enter Poland, in part because Polish authorities would not be able to guarantee it security. The Night Wolves group had planned to enter Poland next week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The foreign ministry in Warsaw said it was refusing to let the bikers enter Poland because it did not receive precise information from them about their route and schedule. The decision was relayed to the Russian Embassy in Warsaw in a diplomatic note.

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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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  • Karen Buckley's body to be flown home today

    The body of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley is expected to be flown home today, accompanied by her family, after it was officially released by authorities in Glasgow yesterday. It follows the completion of a second postmortem, requested by the lawyers of 21-year-old Alexander Pacteau who is charged with the student’s murder. Karen’s family have published a death notice announcing that Karen will lie in repose on Monday evening, April 27, at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, St James’s Avenue, Mallow, from 4pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday at 2pm, with burial at St John’s Cemetery, Burnfort.

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  • Church, State and marriage

    As debate on the marriage-equality referendum continues it is relevant to remember that, in one of the unreported conflicts in this area, Catholic pressure to make Irish marriage law echo church law was rejected, at the last minute, after secret negotiations that lasted for a decade.

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  • First woman solicitor to become Circuit Court judge

    Katherine Delahunt: April 28th, 1956 - April 1st, 2015

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  • Ireland’s economic recovery: are you feeling it?

    Spending is up, unemployment is down. But what’s in it for you? Tuesday’s ‘spring statement’ should indicate how the Coalition plans to spend the fruits of recovery

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  • Did Simon Cowell actually get hypnotised by a DOG on Britain’s Got Talent? People think otherwise

    The rumour mill’s been abuzz that the great lord of television, also known as Simon Cowell, would possibly for the first time in his life, be hypnotised by, er, a DOG on tonight’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent.

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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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  • Parents lose court battle over fitting a heart monitoring device in their seven-year-old daughter - Big News Network

    Big News Network - Mr Justice Bodey ruled that fitting the ICD would be in the girl's best interests ...

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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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