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  • Kate Middleton’s "too frumpy for her age" says professional lookalike

    A professional Duchess of Cambridge lookalike has slammed the royal for dressing “too boring” for her age – and admits that she fancies Prince Harry more than William. Jodie Bredo, 26, has been a Kate lookalike for six years and wishes Kate would change her hair, maybe to a fashionable bob.

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  • ‘Mob attack’ at north Belfast pub condemned - Irish Sun

    In a statement Mr Dodds condemned the attack at the Hedgehog and Bucket bar on ...

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  • Family wins back coins worth $80m

    A US appeals court overturned a jury verdict and awarded a Philadelphia family the rights to 10 rare gold coins that could fetch $80m. US Treasury officials insist the $20 Saint-Gaudens “Double Eagles” were stolen from the US Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard.

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  • Miley Cyrus' armpits stole the spotlight at Joan Jett's Hall of Fame induction

    It was meant to be Joan Jett’s night when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the weekend – but it all became about Miley Cyrus and her armpit hair instead. The 22-year-old singer paid tribute to the rock legend at the 30th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, by singing Crimson And Clover with her on stage and recounting her fondest memories of the 56-year-old legend in a heartfelt speech. But, in true Miley form, she decided to take her support one step further by exposing her breasts to reveal heart-shaped pink pasties emblazoned with a letter J on each side. She posted a snap on Instagram of the daring outfit with the caption “Joan’s Cheerleader”, but it was her noticeably unshaven armpits that got social media talking. q
  • He’s alive! Google Doodle celebrates Loch Ness Monster photo

    Thanks to a grainy, black and white photograph taken by Colonel Robert Wilson back in 1934, we’ve had to endure bizarre rumour after bizarre rumour about a dinosaur living in Scotland. The Daily Mail published the picture all those years ago, long before its sidepanel of snaps populated its website. Wilson eventually discredited the picture, calling it a “surgeon’s photograph”. As Time explains, over 20 years ago the then 93-year-old Christian Spurling confessed that he had built the neck and attached it to a toy submarine.

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  • Tragic Limerick criminal jailed over stabbing

    A JUDGE sympathised with a young man on the death of his partner as he imposed a lengthy prison sentence over a vicious stabbing incident during which a man was left for dead. Jason Lyons, aged 22, of Saint Lawrence Park, Garryowen stabbed the 21-year-old in the chest during a row in the early hours of January 12, 2014. Limerick Circuit Court was told the stabbing happened at a green area off Greenhills Road at around 2am after Lyons became involved in a physical altercation with the victim after he (the victim) left the Track Bar in the company of his (Lyons’) former girlfriend. Garda Barry O’Farrell said after he was stabbed the injured man, who was bleeding heavily, fell to the ground and told his friends he was going to die and was “not going to make it”.

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  • ‘I believe it now!’ says Waterford man as he receives €350,000 Lotto cheque

    A Co Waterford man collected a cheque for €350,000 at National Lottery offices in Dublin this afternoon. The lucky winner, who wishes to remain private, bought a €6 Quick Pick for the Lotto draws on Wednesday, April 8 in Carry Out, Tyrone Road, Lismore Park, Waterford. "I read out the numbers over the phone and when I was told I’d won €350,000 I couldn’t believe it," he said. "'Are you sure?!' I said," smiled the happy winner as he celebrated today in the National Lottery Winners’ Room with a glass of champagne.

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  • Ireland’s national debt falls to 109% of GDP year on year

    Government debt as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) fell to 109 per cent last year on the back of better-than-expected economic growth. Under the terms of the EU’s fiscal compact treaty, Ireland is committed to eventually reducing its ratio of debt to GDP to 60 per cent.

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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
  • Beckham family eye up Madonna

    David and Victoria Beckham have fallen "in love" with Madonna's £18m mansion. "David kept winking at Victoria and the way they kept smiling was like they were already picturing their future there. If they choose to purchase the magnificent property, their family home will contain no less than 15 bathrooms, two guesthouses and two living rooms.

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  • The strike by bus workers: the questions and answers

    The likelihood is that all Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann services nationwide will come to a halt on 7 days in May. On average Dublin Bus carries 410,000 passengers on a Friday and approximately 253,000 on a Saturday, while Bus Éireann has estimated the industrial action could affect 40,000-50,000 of its passengers. Bus Éireann said 843,000 bus journeys would be hit over the seven days. The planned strike action at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann centres on opposition by unions at the companies to moves by the National Transport Authority to put out to tender 10 per cent of routes currently operated by the State-owned transport firms.

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  • 6 things that will almost certainly happen in the Champions League second legs

    Porto made the headlines last week as they claimed a shock 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to Barcelona is always an event worth paying attention to. Zlatan isn’t the only player back for PSG – Marco Verratti also returns from suspension to bolster a side that was seriously under-strength for the first leg. With Arjen Robben and, it appears, Franck Ribery again set to be absent, if they are going to to turn it around, it surely won’t be with the aesthetically pleasing football you associate with a Pep Guardiola side. q
  • Analysis: Israel gets a resounding slap in the face from Putin - Big News Network

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  • 9 people who you've forgotten used to dress really badly

    These hilarious pictures will make you feel better about any unfortunate fashion choice you made in the past. q
  • Saddam Hussein's former intelligence officer masterminded rise of IS, says report

    According to a new report, it has emerged that one of Saddam Hussein's former intelligence officers masterminded the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria after being jailed by the US authorities. According to the Guardian, the document identifies the man as Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi, a former colonel in the intelligence service of Saddam Hussein's air defence force, who went by the pseudonym Haji Bakr. q
  • 'I Do Not Have Papers Or Records But I Have A Memory'

    You’ll recall how, in January, Central Bank governor Professor Patrick Honohan told the banking inquiry that the late Brian Lenihan, then finance minister, was overruled by a senior politician on the night of the bank guarantee in September 2008. At the weekend, the Irish Times reported that former Taoiseach Brian Cowen said there was no question that he overruled Mr Lenihan. q
  • Irish Echo | SEAL hero Michael now honored in Ireland

    Michael Murphy has been remembered on his homeland American shore. Now Michael Murphy’s name will have a permanent home in Ireland, specifically at a new post for U.S. military veterans in Kinsale, County Cork. The post has come about as a result of American veterans living in Ireland, and there also being a number of Irish citizens who have served with the U.S. military.

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  • As Petrobras scandal spreads, economic toll mounts for Brazil - Big News Network

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  • Russia approves construction of bridge to China - Big News Network

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  • €4bn Rural Development Programme approved by EU

    The European Commission has issued Ireland with a letter of comfort in relation to the Rural Development Programme, which means a number of schemes can now open. The news was confirmed today by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. “The receipt of the letter of comfort is the culmination of an intense period of consultation between officials in my Department and the EU Commission in relation to the content of our RDP," he said. Formal adoption of RDPs in Europe will be delayed until after the Multi-Annual Financial Framework is amended at EU level, so the EU Commission agreed to issue letters of comfort to allow countries to roll of funding. q