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  • Killer pilot haunted by gay demons - Irish Sun

    DOCTORS had warned that pilot Andreas Lubitz wasn't mentally ready to fly when he crashed ...

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  • Bank of Ireland wouldn’t accept couple’s Cuba holiday money - Irish Sun

    Image: AP/Press Association Images BANK OF IRELAND refused a payment between an Irish couple ...

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  • Graham Dwyer trial: Key facts that went unreported

    Architect Graham Dwyer has been found guilty of the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara. * Gardai said he was “completely confident” of beating the charge, declining to take a break from questioning for sleep through the night when initially being held before charge.

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  • Mother tells of Elton John rift

    Elton John’s mother has revealed why she has not spoken to the star in seven years, and how he said that he “hated” her. Sheila Farebrother told how she believed the multi-Grammy award winning star’s husband David Furnish had a controlling influence over the singer’s life. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mrs Farebrother explained the rift with her son started over a “petty” argument when he asked her to cut ties with two of her oldest friends, who had also been part of his early success, Bob Halley and John Reid. To me, his mother,” she said.

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  • This killer line from the new Bond film Spectre is really getting people thinking

    The phrase was being repeated endlessly on Twitter after the release of the James Bond teaser trailer and seems to already be vying for the accolade of best line in a Bond film. "You are a kite dancing in a hurricane Mr bond" is a great line to get the excitement brewing.

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  • Pharmacist 'didn't know allergy jab was for a child'

    A pharmacist who refused to dispense an EpiPen adrenalin injector without prescription to the mother of a teenager who later died from an allergic reaction told an inquest the “dynamic” would have been different if he had known it was for her daughter. David Murphy told Dublin Coroner’s Court that when the mother of 14-year-old Emma Sloan came into Hamilton Long Pharmacy on O’Connell Street on December 18, 2013, to request the pen – an adrenalin shot which reverses the effects of anaphylactic shock – he was not told it was for her daughter, Emma. Emma’s mother Caroline Sloan, from Drimnagh, Dublin 12, said she told pharmacy staff the EpiPen was for her daughter.

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  • McClean: I was hung out to dry by Sunderland over poppy row

    James McClean believes he was "hung out to dry" by Sunderland over his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt. The 25-year-old Republic of Ireland and Wigan winger hit the headlines in 2012 when he opted not to wear the specially embroidered shirt. McClean, a native of Derry, finally explained his reasons in an open letter to then Wigan chairman Dave Whelan in November last year, but claims he was not allowed to do so when the storm first broke.

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  • Guns and ammunition seized in Co Louth - Irish Sun

    Gardaí have said that a handgun seized earlier today in an operation targeting the activities ...

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  • Germanwings co-pilot was on sick leave, hospital confirms visits

    Prosecutors in Germany's Dusseldorf city announced on Friday that the co-pilot, who allegedly crashed the Germanwings plane in French Alps deliberately, killing all 150 on board, had a medical leave note for the day of the flight, which he hid from the company while a city hospital said he had been a patient there in the last two months. The sick leave note was found during a search of the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's home, torn to bits among other documents, implicating mental illness and proving that he had been receiving medical treatment, Efe news agency reported.

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  • Ireland host Poland under Brady-shaped cloud - Irish Sun

    James McCarthy has missed several Ireland games (Peter Muhly) ON FRIDAY night, the ...

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  • Was Rita Ora really dressed like a Mongolian Yak herder during The Voice semi-finals?

    What was she thinking? Twitter can’t see this one catching on.

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  • The new London Irish

    Irish photographer Kim Cunningham’s latest project, photographs of the new London Irish – creative young Irish people who’ve moved to the British capital – line a wide corridor in the London Irish Centre in Camden. Cunningham has been living in London for 17 years and was invited to take part in the project to mark the 60th anniversary of the centre. Unlike the subjects of her recent photos, when Cunningham came here in 1997, she found herself very much alone in the big city with no Irish friends. In an earlier award-winning project, Holy Joe’s, Cunningham photographed older Irish people in St Joseph’s Irish Social Club in Highgate.

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  • George North knocked out cold; Twitter argues over red card

    George North was knocked out for the third time in two months on the rugby field last night in an incident which resulted in a controversial red card for Wasps' Nathan Hughes. Hughes was sent off for kneeing the Northampton and British Lions winger in the head as he scored Saints' and his second try. The Wasps number eight complained it was unintentional, but after watching replays on the big screen, referee Craig Maxwell-Keys decided to issue a red card five minutes before half-time. After suffering concussion in Wales's opening Six Nations match against England, when he was knocked out twice, there were worrying scenes as North lay motionless on the ground.

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  • A decade of observing Earth from space has given us these breathtaking views - Irish Sun

    EUROPEAN SPACE Agency ?may never have had the glamour of the Apollo missions or space ...

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  • Consternation over new Foynes to Limerick road

    HUNDREDS of people across County Limerick have been attending meetings this week to express their anger, dismay and unhappiness about the new or upgraded road that is planned to run between Foynes and Limerick. “The mood has been one of confusion and anxiety and some despair, and that is down to the fact that the proposals have not been communicated well by the National Roads Authority,” Cllr Emmett O’Brien told the Limerick Leader this Wednesday. Unfortunately, he added, councillors are taking the brunt of this and are being left to do the job which should have been done by the NRA and the consultants and road designers who drew up the plans.

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  • Unions oppose HSE plans to out-source running of new Mount Carmel hospital

    The Heath Service Executive is expected to provide more details next week on its plans for operating the former Mount Carmel private hospital in Dublin, which it bought last year. The HSE intends to use the premises in Churchtown, south Dublin, as a community and step-down facility for patients who have completed treatment in acute hospitals.

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  • Mariah Carey fuels dating rumours with Brett Ratner

    Singer Mariah Carey has added fuel to rumours that she's dating her longtime friend and film producer Brett Ratner, by being photographed during a vacation with him. Carey and Ratner, who have been friends for years, reportedly grew closer since her split from her former husband Cannon in 2014.

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  • Healy-Rae accuses FG of ‘looking down its nose’ at him in reports

    Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has accused Fine Gael of “looking down their nose” at him after party strategy documents accused him of hiding behind the “veneer of a friendly/simple country yokel”. Tánaiste Joan Burton defended Eamon Gilmore after the documents said the loss of his seat would benefit Fine Gael.

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  • Vettel: 'I was s****ing myself' in the last few laps

    An emotional Sebastian Vettel struggled to contain his delight after his “dream” victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix today. Vettel grew up idolising his fellow German Michael Schumacher, who won five of his seven Formula One titles with Ferrari, and went some small way to emulating him by securing victory for the Italian team at Sepang in only his second race for them after a frustrating final year at Red Bull in 2014. The win was no fluke either as the four-time champion finished 8.5 seconds clear of 2014 championship winner Lewis Hamilton, whose Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was a further four seconds back. Vettel was reduced to tears as the German and Italian anthems played and he later said: “This feels incredible.

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  • Islamic fighters seize major Syrian city of Idlib

    Islamic fighters led by al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria have seized almost full control of the north-western city of Idlib, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar al-Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said. Idlib, a major urban centre with a population of about 165,000 people, is the second provincial capital to fall into opposition hands after Raqqa, now a stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) group.

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