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  • One of last residents on Moyross estate wants ‘fair price’ for house

    AFTER 30 years in Craeval Park, Moyross, one of its few remaining residents says he would be willing to move to accommodate regeneration plans – but only if he gets a fair price for the house he worked years to buy. According to the €300 million Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan (2013), the plan is for “the complete demolition of Pineview Gardens and Craeval Park to make way for a linear neighbourhood park”. Limerick City and County Council said this week it could not discuss negotiations with individual homeowners but Christy Hehir asserts that three options have been laid before him. From his discussions with council officials, Mr Hehir understands he would own the property under the third option - but with considerable strings attached.

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  • Adorable Irish ‘karate kid’ stuns Britain’s Got Talent judges

    Tiny Armagh nine-year-old Jesse McParland shocked Britain’s Got Talent judges and wowed the crowd with her performance on the show last night. The judges - Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - are immediately taken by little Jesse, but had no idea what she is about to pull out of the hat. Jesse, from Keady in Co Armagh, just happens to be a double world kickboxing world champion and her intense performance has to be seen to be believed. q
  • No one can believe what Katie Hopkins has said about migrants now

    Unsurprisingly it’s made a lot of people angry, including Piers Morgan, Russell Brand and Matt Lucas who all stepped in to say so on Twitter. Adding: “Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. q
  • Patrick Smyth: Ireland’s immigrants sent home €1.8 billion last year

    Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, is worried about Ayan Hasan and her family. In Dublin, Cork and around Ireland there are countless Ayans: Maciejs from Poland, Marias from the Philippines, Esthers from Nigeria . Collectively they sent home last year some €1.8 billion in remittances – 1 per cent of Ireland’s GDP – money that often makes the difference for families between survival and the breadline.

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  • VIDEO: David Beckham utterly shames son Brooklyn

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  • Lord urges Republic to consider rejoining Commonwealth

    The Republic needs to have a “rational and serious debate” about rejoining the Commonwealth, a member of the House of Lords has said. Speaking at the launch of the first branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in the Republic, Indian-born entrepreneur Lord Diljit Rana said any debate must not be “governed by historical distortion, but rather recognise the truth of today and recognise that the Republic of Ireland has much to offer and lots to receive. “I have been associated with a group of people over the last number of years who firmly believe that the Republic of Ireland joining the Commonwealth would have considerable benefits, further improve relations with Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK and be warmly welcomed by all Commonwealth countries, including .

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  • 34 times Kate Middleton looked drop dead gorgeous in chic maternity wear

    Royal baby number 2 is just around the corner and that means all of The Duchess of Cambridge’s stylish maternity clothing will be heading to the back of her wardrobe. But before that happens, here’s our opportunity to recap several moments

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  • Only 28 rescued as migrant ship carrying 700 capsizes off Italy

    A major air and sea search is under way south of the Italian island of Lampedusa after a migrant ship capsized. Italy's ANSA news agency said about 700 people were aboard and only 28 people have been rescued so far. Barbara Molinario, spokeswoman for the United Nations refugee agency, said the coastguard operation is continuing. The capsizing comes as a wave of migrants try to leave Libya for Italian shores. q
  • Zayn Malik has shaved his head and people are freaking out

    Zayn Malik took a step in a new direction tonight, as he debuted a new shaved head hair do at the Annual Asian Awards in London. The former One Direction star – who was making his first public appearance since quitting the boy band – brought his mum as his date for the evening, leaving fiancee Perrie Edwards at home. After he had entered the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, a tussle broke out among the crowd of fans as they argued about his new hair style. One person had a theory about what had actually happened to Zayn’s hair.

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  • Heart of Glasgow stills to sadness as Karen Buckley mourned

    It was the busy Friday rush hour but, on an evening of brilliant sunshine, the heart of Glasgow stilled to sadness and reflection as local people and visitors gathered in George Square to mourn Karen Buckley. Hundreds descended on the elegant sandstone square - men, women, young couples, mothers with babies in buggies, pensioners - touched by the tragedy which has dominated the media in Scotland this past week and wanting to show their support for the Buckley family.

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  • Anti-water charge protesters to demonstrate in Dublin

    Anti-water charge protestors have said Irish Water will fund the bank bailout and not repair of the water system. Protestors are meeting in Dublin this afternoon to bin their bills in opposition to the water charges. The campaigners meet at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin city centre at 2pm, before marching to Leinster House.

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  • Donald Clarke: Game of Thrones star Kit Harington’s Belfast apology

    There’s a great deal to ponder in Game of Thrones. It is not surprising that commentators rarely get around to discussing the comical geography of Westeros. George RR Martin, author of the source novels, has spread a kaleidoscope of communities across his imagined kingdom, but he has made sure the northerners are as grim and austere as possible.

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  • Former Taoiseach Cowen admits mistakes over bank guarantee

    Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has accepted that mistakes were made in the handling of the controversial bank guarantee of 2008. Earlier this week, Mr Cowen was summoned to give evidence at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. During an event in Killarney last night, Mr Cowen told Radio Kerry that the government of the time acted to the best of their ability with the information available to them. q
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  • Force Reserve: Ireland’s role on the Golan Heights

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  • the IRISH NEWS: Published 18/04/2015 - Family and friends join vigil in Glasgow to remember Karen

    FAMILY, friends and colleagues of Karen Buckley have joined hundreds of mourners at a vigil for the Irish student in Glasgow city centre. The George Square memorial was organised to show support for the family of the 24-year-old who was found dead on a farm on Wednesday after a four-day police search for her. Around 300 people attended, with many bringing flowers and candles to lay in the square. A piper played as mourners laid flowers and others sang Scottish and Irish songs before a minute's silence was held.

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  • Stephen Collins: Labour win in UK elections is preferable from Irish perspective

    A century on from the series of events that led to the Irish exit from the United Kingdom it appears that Scotland is about to launch itself on a similar trajectory with unforeseen consequences for all the people of these islands. While violence is unlikely to feature on the road to Scottish independence there are some remarkable political similarities with the situation in Ireland just over a century ago. The current British election campaign has uncanny echoes of the first election of 1910 when the Conservative and Liberal parties ended up in a dead heat and presented the Irish Parliamentary Party with the balance of power in the House of Commons.

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  • Goalkeeper mistake lets Arsenal into the FA Cup final

    A fumble from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici in extra time handed Arsenal a 2-1 victory and a place in the FA Cup final. The Royals keeper, who had made some fine saves earlier in the match, allowed Alexis Sanchez’s low shot to squirm between his legs and over the line on 115 minutes, which was enough to see the Gunners return to Wembley on May 30 to try to defend the trophy. q
  • Forged monument to John Hayes in Limerick takes shape

    JOHN HAYES went to see a monument being made in his honour at the weekend – and even had a try at forging. The Cappamore, Bruff, Shannon, Munster, Ireland and Lions legend is well placed to appreciate the skill involved as he was a welder before he went on to rugby stardom. Eric O’Neill, artist blacksmith and teacher, designed the bench featuring a charging bull with a rugby bull at his feet. It is being made by Eric and his students in the LCFE East Limerick Campus in Cappamore and in Eric’s own forge.

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