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  • Man who died in London Tube accident was trying to save his brother

    A British man died after being hit by a Tube train as he tried to save his brother, who had fallen on to the tracks. The 35-year-old from London was trying to pull his 32-year-old brother to safety at London Underground’s Old Street station when they were both struck. British Transport Police (BTP) said they are not treating the incident as suspicious, adding that it appeared to be a “tragic accident”. The London man was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he later died. q
  • EU takes Ireland to task on postcode tendering

    The European Commission has described Ireland’s response to its findings on the flawed Eircode tendering process as “unclear” and “not satisfactory”. The commission had ruled that the State wrongly excluded small and medium enterprises from competing for the contract to provide Ireland’s new postcodes by imposing a turnover limit on companies eligible to tender for the project. While the commission did not impose any sanctions on the State or ask that the Department of Communications rerun the tender, it did ask that the department would introduce measures to ensure similar mistakes are avoided in the future.

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  • Son of Euromillions winner awaits stables permission

    THE SON of €115m Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, Gary, will know the outcome of his equestrian plans on April 1. The council is due to make a decision on that date regarding a planning application for the construction of stables and a sand arena. Permission is also sought for an entrance from the public road, garage and 1.8m boundary walls, septic tank and percolation area, at Ruan, Castleconnell. Mr McNamara has extra space after he purchased a parcel of land adjacent to his home.

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  • Niall ‘secretly dating’ ex-Miss Universe contestant; Zayn planning to wed

    Niall Horan enjoyed secret dates with Amy Willerton. The One Direction star is said to have started seeing the British model and former Miss Universe contestant behind closed doors after they met in December last year but the pair were desperate to keep their friendship "under wraps". A source said: "Niall and Amy have done well to keep their friendship under wraps. It is believed the 'Night Changes' hitmaker and Amy, 22, have stayed in contact while One Direction have embarked on their On The Road Again world tour but are yet to discuss whether their secret romance will blossom.

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  • O'Neill: We need full points against Scots

    Ireland are imperilled to an uncomfortably worrying degree on the back of last night’s draw and the loss in Scotland late last year and yet the talk after ninety minutes in Ballsbridge was of the fighting variety, on social media in particular, as the fans still filtered out of the Aviva Stadium. Martin O’Neill was making upbeat noises, too. Next up in the group is the Scots here in Dublin in June and the Republic of Ireland manager was up front in accepting that nothing less than the full haul of three points will suffice. “We will have to beat Scotland, yeah.

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  • First test to determine chance of suffering a stroke developed

    The first test to determine the chance of a person suffering a stroke or developing heart disease within 10 years in any country in the world has been developed by scientists. The test links factors like age, high cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking and diabetes to give the prospect of future ill health as a percentage and combines it with statistics from respective nations. For example, an Irish diabetic smoker over 80 years of age and with high cholesterol would be warned they had a 75 per cent chance of having a stroke or suffering heart disease within 10 years.

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  • Clarkson planning to make dramatic comeback to Top Gear, but in Australia

    English broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Clarkson is planning to make a dramatic comeback to Top Gear in a matter of weeks, but it would reportedly be in Australia. The axed Top Gear host would head to Sydney with James May and Richard Hammond to host the show in front of 40,000 fans over two days. q
  • Sir Roger Moore denies being racist over James Bond comment

    Sir Roger Moore has hit back at allegations he made a racist comment when asked about Idris Elba being a future James Bond. The 87-year-old actor, who played the British secret agent 007 in seven films between 1973 and 1985, reportedly made the comments to French magazine Paris Match in an interview, titled Idris Elba: The Next Bond. According to Screen Daily, Sir Roger was quoted as saying: “Several years ago I said Cuba Gooding Jr would make an excellent Bond, but that was a joke. “Even though James has been played by a Scotsman, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he has to remain English-English. q
  • PICTURES: Superstar line-up at Anfield for charity game

    Current and former Liverpool stars and a number of former Premier League opponents took to the field in Anfield yesterday for an All Star charity game. Organised by the Liverpool Foundation and billed as Carragher's XI v. Gerrard's XI - the game was a chance for many former team-mates and foes to say goodbye to club captain Steven Gerrard before he leaves for the MLS in the summer. The match played out in front of a huge crowd at Anfield yesterday afternoon, with both Jamie Carragher and Gerrard having a wealth of talent at their disposal.

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  • Coronation Street return not at all awkward for exes Tina O'Brien and Ryan Thomas

    Coronation Street is welcoming back familiar face Tina O’Brien, but the actress has reassured fans that there is no bad blood between her and ex Ryan Thomas. Tina and Ryan were a couple in real life as well as on the ITV soap, where she is about to return as Sarah-Louise Platt and he has continued playing Jason Grimshaw. Tina also has a five-month-old son Beau with partner Adam Crofts and added: “We are a very ‘modern family’. However, on screen things are a little more awkward as Sarah-Lou’s teenage daughter Bethany (Lucy Fallon) is stirring things between her mum and Jason. q
  • NASA's Mercury mission given last lease of life

    NASA engineers have lifted the orbit of the Mercury probe - currently operating on an extended mission and almost out of fuel - and delayed its inevitable impact into Mercury's surface by up to a month. Launched in August 2004, the $450 million MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (Messenger) mission is currently orbiting our solar system's innermost planet. In March 2011, Messenger became the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury. "We decided on a strategy that includes five maneuvers in as many weeks to keep the spacecraft within a tight altitude range of 5 to 39 km above the surface of Mercury at closest approach," said Jim McAdams, Messenger mission's design lead engineer from Johns Hopkins University in a statement.

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  • Remains of 78 victims of germanwings plane crash retrieved

    Five days after germanwings flight 4U 9525 was allegedly deliberately crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 on board, investigators say they have isolated the DNA strands of 78 of those victims. The investigators denied German media reports that body parts of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been identified, although the cockpit voice recorder has been thoroughly analysed and reportedly proves that he deliberately crashed the plane. Recovery teams have so far reached the remote mountainside on foot or by helicopter to continue the search, but Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said an access road was being built. Teams are searching for human remains as well as parts of the aircraft, including the flight data recorder, which is still missing and is expected to validate the voice recorder from the cockpit.

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  • IS beheads eight Shias in Syria

    A new video released by Islamic State (IS) shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shia Muslims. The video posted on social media said the eight men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. An IS fighter speaks in the video, using a derogatory term for Shias and calling them “impure infidels”. q
  • Three things we learned from Ireland V Poland

    Liam Brady’s criticism of McCarthy in Saturday’s Irish Examiner shone an even bigger spotlight on the midfielder’s worth to the Irish cause. It’s two years this week since McCarthy gave a masterclass in Stockholm but his input since, mainly due to unavailability, has been meagre. Perhaps the deep role Martin O’Neill assigned him to counteract Poland’s breaks didn’t play to his strengths so apparent in the Everton team.

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  • Planning to get your bike out for the bright evenings? You should probably read this - Irish Sun

    Image: Shutterstock/Dudarev Mikhail MORE PEOPLE ARE cycling in Ireland and the extra hour of ...

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  • Mayweather’s ‘weakness’ exposed: Clean cars - Big News Network

    Big News Network - Screengrab from Floyd Mayweather’s instagram account LAS VEGAS, United States -- The best evidence the ...

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  • New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

    Another day, it seems, brings another new member to China's latest big international initiative: a new development bank for Asia. Russia became the latest country to announce it would join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), to be based in Beijing. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov on March 28 at an international forum in China, saying President Vladimir Putin himself had made the decision for Russia to participate, according to RIA Novosti. q
  • UPC wins right to use GPS to track staff

    A company should be allowed track the movement of its van drivers by satellite, the Labour Court has ruled. Last year, UPC proposed installing a Global Positioning System vehicle-management system into the transport fleet. This met with opposition from the Unite trade union, which told the Labour Court that “it is a form of Big Brother and a step too far”. The union said it did not believe a GPS system “will improve the company callout times”, and that “there is no need for it”.

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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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  • One in five school staff victims of false claims, survey shows - Irish Sun

    More than one in five school staff has had a false allegation made against them by a pupil, according to a survey. The problem is so acute, some teachers said, that the fear of being falsely accused has become a primary reason for them to consider leaving the profession altogether. One experienced teacher told the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) that she felt vulnerable as pupils "twist things that are said". One of the teachers surveyed said her husband was left a "broken man" after false allegations were made about him, while another cited poor parental discipline and the inability to "discipline children without a comeback" as significant problems. q