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  • Irish vote could mean rapid, seismic shift on gay rights

    Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was among the last countries in the western world to decriminalise homosexuality. Some 22 years later, it could become the first to legalise same-sex marriages by popular vote.

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  • Robin Thicke shows off his 20-year-old girlfriend at Cannes film festival

    Robin Thicke has proved he is officially moving on from his divorce by bringing his new date to Cannes. The Blurred Lines singer officially divorced Paula Patton in March after trying to win her back with an album named after her and various teary performances of songs from it. But now it seems he has accepted that his romance with Paula is well and truly over as the 38 year old brought new model girlfriend April Love Geary, 20, to the film festival. They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the de Grisogono bash at the Hôtel du Cap according to E!, where Robin performed a surprise set and spent the rest of the evening hanging out with his new love. q
  • Fraudster 'Lord' Eddie Davenport sells sex-party mansion to avoid further 10-year jail sentence - Big News Network

    Big News Network - It has starred in an Oscar-winning film and hosted a hatful of celebrities, not to ...

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  • Katona's kids in 'traumatic' car crash

    Kerry Katona's children were involved in a "traumatic" car crash. The 34-year-old Atomic Kitten singer's daughters Mollie, 13, Lilly-Sue, 12, and Heidi, eight, as well as her seven-year-old son Max, were being driven by their nanny when their car was hit by another vehicle. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the source added: "Kerry is distraught and feels cursed. While no one was injured, Heidi was kept in hospital overnight, with the unrelated illness, and had her mum by her bedside, as well as her dad - Kerry's ex Mark Croft. q
  • Twelve players we need to see in the Premier League next season

    Premier League viewers are constantly told it is the best, most competitive league in the world - but results in Europe in recent years don't really support that view. Here are 12 players we would love to see turning out for someone in the Premier League next season. A pacey Frenchman who’s been scoring goals for fun sounds just like what Arsene Wenger needs, and Lacazette even seems like the type of player who could play alongside Olivier Giroud, who we can’t imagine Wenger shipping out or benching. Brendan Rodgers might have something to say about all this though, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the rest of the “big clubs” were also in for him. q
  • Limerick locations were scouted ahead of Royal visit

    GALWAY claimed the Royal visit this week, but several locations across Limerick were being scouted by officials with the British Embassy in the weeks leading up to the visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles. Among the locations scouted in Limerick ahead of the visit to Ireland were the university, King John’s Castle and the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, and these are understood to have been on a longer “potential itinerary list”, if more time was permitted during the visit of the heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

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  • Cameron: Migrants on welfare a red line

    British prime minister David Cameron said restricting EU migrant access to Britain’s welfare system was a red line in his negotiations with the bloc, ahead of an EU summit he wants to use to launch informal talks on the issue. Cameron, reelected on May 7, has pledged to re-shape Britain’s ties with the EU before holding an in-out membership referendum by the end of 2017. Official data released hours before he spoke showed net annual migration hit a near record high of 318,000 in 2014, despite his pledges to cut it to less than 100,000, much of it from the EU and fuelled by Britain’s strong economy. “I and many others believe it is right for us to reduce the incentives for people who want to come here,” Cameron said in London before flying to an EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Latvia, his first foreign trip since his re-election.

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  • Adebayor given compassionate leave by Spurs

    Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will miss his club’s final game of the season at Everton on Sunday after being allowed to return to his native Togo on compassionate grounds. Adebayor published the latest in a series of lengthy Facebook posts this week in which he revealed he had contemplated suicide due to a family feud. The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid striker, who has already been granted compassionate leave this season, is also set to miss the club’s post-season tour of the Far Eastand his future at the club must now be in doubt.Adebayor has used his Facebook account three times to reveal his complicated family issues.

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  • Limerick six-year-old is Ireland's youngest member of high IQ society Mensa

    A six-year-old wonder boy from Co Limerick has become the country’s youngest member of Mensa. While his parents are naturally thrilled with the accolade, they say their son would rather talk about his beloved Manchester United. John Fitzgerald from Kildimo was officially told two days ago that he had been listed as the youngest person on Mensa’s books, which contain the names of about 1,000 Irish people. It came as no surprise to his father Barry, a computer engineer, and mother Annemaria, who’d seen his abilities before he could walk. q
  • Raheem Sterling’s agent Aidy Ward opens maelstrom of outrage with comments

    The man at the centre of Raheem Sterling’s contract debacle has rarely spoken in public, but comments regarding his player’s impasse with Liverpool have opened him up to a maelstrom of outrage. Aidy Ward has almost become the story, arguably breaking a golden rules of his trade and taking the limelight when his prize asset should be the star of the show.

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  • Cannes 2015: Rita Ora’s racy dress, DiCaprio’s art donation and more gossip from the amfAR gala

    Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer — the French Riviera’s annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity attendees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody. Stars who put on their finest to walk the red carpet inlcuded Rita Ora in a sexy red frock and Kendell Jenner in a revealing purple gown.

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  • Crash between Luas and car

    There has been a crash between a Luas tram and a car on the inbound red line. It happened at the Junction of Queen St and Benburb St. Luas says trams are running from Saggart/Tallaght to Blackhorse and Smithfield to the Point only due to the incident on the line in the city centre. Luas tickets are also valid on Dublin Bus. q
  • HPV vaccine support group concerned at side-effects

    A new support group, set up by parents of teenage girls who claim a vaccine against cervical cancer has made them ill, will be launched on the weekend of May 23rd. The group Reaction and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma (Regret) believes the human pappilomavirus (HPV) vaccine, administered to teenagers to protect against a virus that causes cervical cancer, has caused long-term health difficulties in their daughters.

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  • Britain to seize earnings of illegal migrant workers, PM says - Big News Network

    Big News Network - LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal ...

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  • Sir Cliff Richard 'won't go back to raid home'

    Sir Cliff Richard has put his UK home up for sale and has vowed never to return after it was raided by police, according to his friend, entertainer Cilla Black. Cilla told the Daily Mail the singer decided to put his Berkshire apartment on the market in the wake of the raid, which drew criticism as a BBC crew was on hand to film the police activity. Officers entered the gated estate while Sir Cliff was at another property in Barbados, during an investigation into an alleged assault at a religious event in 1985. Sir Cliff has strongly denied any wrongdoing and has not been arrested or charged. q
  • Why You Might Want to Pay Attention to Your Kid’s Nightmares - Big News Network

    Most kids have nightmares some of the time and mostly those dreams mean nothing, except that your kids had something different for dinner or watched a particularly vivid movie or they’re feeling anxious about something.

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  • Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright's final preparations for their wedding this weekend

    Wedding bells are about to start ringing for Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright, who are preparing to tie the knot this weekend. The former Coronation Street actress and The Only Way Is Essex star will become husband and wife at Hengrave Hall in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk over the Bank Holiday weekend. But groom-to-be Mark hinted that he hadn’t managed to get in an early night ahead of the big day when he tweeted about his plans to watch a boxing match. With bridesmaids including Mark’s sisters Jessica and Natalya, Michelle’s stepsister Nichola, her cousins Gemma, Katy and Lauren, and her best friend Becky Hatch, plus James ‘Arg’ Argent, Lydia Bright and Brooke Vincent expected as guests, it looks sent to be a star-studded affair. q
  • Tesco reveal new boss was paid £4.1m in first six months

    Tesco paid £4.1 million to new boss Dave Lewis in his first six months after he was brought in from consumer goods group Unilever to turn around the embattled supermarket. The group’s annual report also said it handed a £1.2 million pay-off to former boss Philip Clarke – on top of £764,000 in salary until mid-January – but confirmed it plans to claw back the leaving payment if it finds there was gross misconduct following the discovery of an accounting black hole. Tesco’s report showed further perks for Mr Clarke, who can still cash in £1.14 million of long-term incentive share awards and will retain his staff discount for life. q
  • Has the iPhone 6c just been leaked… by Apple?

    Apple is no stranger to leaks and speculation surrounding potential new and upcoming products, particularly when it comes to the iPhone. Yes, in advertising photos on the official Apple website for the firm’s new iPhone charging dock, one of the images shows an iPhone with the coloured back plastic casing of the 5c, but with a Touch ID-enabled home button. For reference, this is what Apple’s iPhone line-up currently looks like. When it was launched in 2013 alongside the high-end 5s, it had the same specifications as the iPhone 5 from the previous year, including a traditional home button.

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  • Ireland fail to make Eurovision 2015 final

    Ireland have failed to make it through to the finals of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with their youngest ever entrant, 17-year-old Molly Sterling. Molly performed Playing With Numbers while playing the piano in hopes of seeing her country through to the grand final at Vienna’s Wiener Stadthalle on Saturday night.

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