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The French Alps plane disaster took a dramatic turn after black box recordings pointed to the co-pilot deliberately crashing the Airbus A320 into the mountains.

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Germanwings crash co-pilot Lubitz 'quiet but friendly'

Andreas Guenter Lubitz, the co-pilot believed to have deliberately flown the Germanwings plane into the Alps, was a trusted flight officer whom aviation authorities considered a “positive example”.

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Irish taxpayers foot €1m bill for firetrap apartments

Taxpayers have paid out €1m to cover the initial cost of ensuring the safety of residents in the Longboat Quay apartment block which was found to be a firetrap last year, the Public Accounts Committee heard yesterday.

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