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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender in ABC interview

    About five minutes into a compelling interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC last night, Bruce Jenner unfurled his ponytail and let his flowing locks hang down. “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” said Jenner in that rarest of events in American television, a programme that actually delivered on the weeks of breathless hype preceding it. Bruce lives a lie. Although he referred again and again to his female self as she, Jenner stated that, for the moment, he would prefer people to use the male pronoun when discussing him.

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  • Gardaí search for missing teenager Mark Twomey

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  • Brian Cowen confronted by protesters in Dublin

    Former taoiseach Brian Cowen was confronted by protesters in Dublin yesterday and verbally abused. The video, sent to 4fm, shows a number of people following the former Fianna Fáil leader to his car. The demonstrators shouted abuse at Mr Cowen, calling him a scumbag, a traitor and a sell-out. The video shows them asking Mr Cowen if he cared about his role in the economic downturn.

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  • Ireland needs to prepare for looming UK breakup or reform

    Conservative leader David Cameron this week attacked the Scottish National Party as “not just an old political party... with a list of interesting demands to make our country stronger, they come with one intention only, to break the UK up and create an independent Scotland”.

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  • ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

    ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

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  • Mick Schumacher shows racing pedigree on Formula Four debut

    Mick Schumacher finished ninth on his Formula Four debut on Saturday as the son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael showed racing ability runs in the family. The 16-year-old had qualified in 19th place on the grid for Van Amersfoort Racing in Oschersleben but enjoyed a good race and made up 10 places before the chequered flag to take two points. Competing in the inaugural round of the maiden ADAC Formula Four season, Schumacher was awarded the best rookie award for his display in the first of three races over the course of the season-opening weekend.

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  • Medical expert fired after photos of plane crash victims displayed

    A Dutch medical anthropologist has been fired from the forensics team tasked with identifying the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – after he used photographs of the victims’ body parts without authorisation to illustrate a public lecture. Prof George Matt of Leiden University, an international authority on physical anthropology, used the photographs in a talk to medical students in Maastricht earlier this month – at which he is also accused of making incorrect observations about the cause of the crash.

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  • First woman solicitor to become Circuit Court judge

    Katherine Delahunt: April 28th, 1956 - April 1st, 2015

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  • Tom Hardy: My awkward meeting with Mel Gibson

    Tom Hardy has revealed how his meet-up with Mel Gibson didn’t quite turn out as he had hoped. The Child 44 star spoke with the 59-year-old actor to discuss Tom’s portrayal of Mad Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, a role Mel had played in the other three films. “I met Mel. Tom said he even offered Mel a gift. q
  • VIDEO: Ronaldo gives a young fan his jersey after hitting him with a free kick

    Cristiano Ronaldo thought of the perfect way to cheer up a little boy in the crowd after accidentally hitting him with a football. The Real Madrid star was warming up before the midweek Champions League game by practicing free kicks. Ronaldo saw it and was clearly concerned for the welfare of the child, watching while medics checked to make sure he was unhurt. When the rest of the Real Madrid went back inside after warming-up, Ronaldo jogged back over to the stand. q
  • Expert claims wreckage found in ocean might be of MH370

    An aviation technology expert has claimed that he has found remains of an aircraft in the ocean between Malaysia and India that may be of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 but said he needs 1.3 million pounds (about $1.9 million) to find it, media reported. Andre Milne, who is voluntarily investigating the plane that disappeared in March last year with 239 passengers on board enroute from Kuala Lumpur ro Beijing insisted that the remains found in the Bay of Bengal must be investigated, the Mirror reported Thursday. Milne, who works in military aviation technology, said he hoped to crowd-fund a project with supporters pledging 6.70 pounds each. Malaysia officially declared the disappearance of Flight MH370 an accident and said that all 239 passengers and crew on board were presumed dead. q
  • Apple plants iOS Voice Memo easter egg in plain sight

    The new logo for Voice Memo was introduced in iOS 7 and has featured on the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c devices, as well as the most recent iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. The easter egg was discovered by Twitter’s Mike Rundle, who also created the photography app Filters for iPhone.

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  • Miriam Lord: Party time for older Soldiers of Destiny

    Micheál Martin absent as Mary Coughlan celebrates 50th with former colleagues

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  • Switzerland ranked happiest country in world

    A World Happiness Report has listed Switzerland as the happiest country in the world among 158 countries worldwide. The report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), contains analysis from leading experts in the fields of economics, neuroscience, national statistics, and describes how measurements of subjective well-being can be used to assess national progress effectively. The report identifies Switzerland as the happiest country in the world followed by Iceland, Denmark and Norway and Canada. q
  • Those on lowest incomes 'suffered most' in the recession

    The poorest section of Irish society suffered the largest contraction in income as a result of the recession, according to one of the most comprehensive studies of income distribution in Ireland during the crash. The finding contained in a report by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) runs counter to the so-called “squeezed middle” narrative which suggests those on middle incomes bore the brunt of the downturn. This compared with an average fall in income of 13 per cent across the economy as a whole, and a decline of 14.4 per cent for those on middle incomes. The ESRI’s Crisis, Austerity, Recovery: Income Distribution through the Great Recession in Ireland report is based on data from the Central Statistics Office’s survey on income and living conditions.

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  • Who might the royal baby share a birthday with?

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby missed out on sharing his or her birthday with great-granny the Queen on Tuesday, but tomorrow is also an important date – especially for Kate. If the royal bundle of joy makes an appearance tomorrow, the new prince or princess will share a birthday with Kate’s late grandfather – her mum Carole Middleton’s dad Ronald Goldsmith. Will the royal baby share a birthday with Carole’s late dad? Ronald was born on April 25 1931 and died aged 72 in 2003 – after William and Kate had met, but eight years before they wed.

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  • Millington: just one of many Manx companies used by Denis O’Brien

    Millington, the vehicle that Denis O’Brien used to buy Siteserv for €45 million, was set up in the Isle of Man on December 7th, 2011. The process to sell Siteserv was already well under way, so it appears it was set up specifically for the deal. Its address is listed at Barclays House in Douglas, which houses a unit that acts on behalf of wealthy Barclays Bank clients such as O’Brien.

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  • Saudi Arabia blames ISIL for killing police officers - Big News Network

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  • Jose Mourinho makes case for the defence

    Jose Mourinho has retaliated after Arsene Wenger questioned Chelsea’s defensive tactics. Mourinho’s side lead Arsenal by 10 points and could take a significant step to winning the Premier League with victory at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow. The Blues boss has deployed a “more strategic, less artistic” approach in recent weeks, including in the 1-0 win at QPR when Cesc Fabregas scored with their only shot on target and last weekend’s defeat of Manchester United, who dominated possession at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said defensive coaching was not difficult after Chelsea’s snatch-and-grab win at Anfield last season and Wenger, who has yet to beat one of Mourinho’s teams in 12 attempts, repeated the barb ahead of this week’s contest.

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  • Primark director criticises low-hour work contracts

    Breege O’Donoghue, executive director of Primark/Penneys and the chair of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), has criticised low-hour employment contracts that create uncertainty for retail workers. Ms O’Donoghue, who is due to receive an award in the InterContinental hotel as Alumna of the Year of UCD’s Quinn business school, said her rejection of such contracts for Primark is based upon “respect and dignity of the individual and accepting they need to be able to plan”. Ms O’Donoghue said it is the policy of Primark, which employs more than 5,000 Irish staff, to disallow zero-hour contracts.

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