TODAY'S STORIES - IRISH EXAMINER

 The four-bedroom detached house in Magheracorran, Co Donegal, with a reserve price of €15,000. Picture: Allsop Space

Donegal house a bargain at just €15k

It’s been tagged “the cheapest house in Ireland” by a US website, but other properties have gone for less than the €15,000 reserve price on a four-bedroom home in Donegal.

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 Three residents from Ardbracken estate, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Richard and Fiona Buston and Mohd Ariri Alwi Wee.  Picture Liam Burke

Limerick residents told they do not own driveways

Little did they realise when they set up a mortgage for their €270k three-bed semi seven years ago that they could be heading for a legal battle for the very driveways to their homes.

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‘Monster’ myth hide reality of sexist violence

Jill Meagher’s husband Tom reflects on how men become rapists, says Claire O’Sullivan

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 The scene on the Mallow Road between Blarney and Killeens, Co Cork, yesterday where Garda Michael Twomey was injured when his motorcycle was struck by a stolen van following a chase through Cork City. Picture: Tom Doherty/Provision

Stolen van led 13 patrol cars in chase across city

Two burglars in a stolen van careered through the streets of Cork without any regard for the safety of other motorists as they tried to escape pursuing gardaí. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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 David Drumm: His plans to remain in the US could be thwarted by extradition, bankruptcy proceedings or personal reasons.

Saga set to drag on long after end of Anglo trial

It looks like the Anglo trial is all over bar the sentencing but, in reality, the saga has a long way to go before it has exhausted public interest and ceased to be in the public interest.

Here are a few of the questions that remain.

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Traveller rights must be recognised

When journalist Brenda Power claimed in a newspaper article that feuding was the main expression of Traveller culture and that Traveller males are lazy, violent, drunken, and misogynistic, she evoked a response that has not been seen since Mary Ellen Synon attacked the Paralympics in 2000.

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4,000 extra teachers needed by 2024, says TUI

The need for almost 4,000 more teachers over the next decade to cater for a rise of 75,000 second-level students must not be used as an excuse for more education cutbacks, a union has warned.

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Canadian travel bloggers Dave Bouskil and Debra Corbeil, who travelled the entire length of the Wild Atlantic Way with Tourism Ireland, blogging from Skellig Michael yesterday.  Picture: Don MacMonagle

Canadian bloggers among first to travel Wild Atlantic Way

It took mere seconds yesterday to send messages all around the world from a spectacular island outpost off the south-west coast — in sharp contrast to an historic event in the area 156 years ago. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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 Former Rehab CEOs Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery on a visit to Norway.

Rehab lobbying details revealed but questions remain

As a showdown edges closer between Rehab’s former bosses and the Dáil’s spending watchdog, the charity has revealed fees paid for lobbying and trips, but questions still remain unanswered.

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 Participants in the Passion 2014 re-enactment in the village of Nicker, Co Limerick. Pictures: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 3,000 people turn out for re-enactment

More than 3,000 people gathered on a Co Limerick parish hillside yesterday for the biggest re-enactment of the death of Christ ever performed in this country.

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 Gillian Treacy holding her son Ciaran, with husband Ronan and daughter Caoimhe.

Flowers and toys mark fatal road crash

Flowers and a white teddy bear marked the scene of a crash which left a young boy dead and his mother seriously injured in Laois on Thursday night.

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Ireland breaking law by denying Garda unions

A landmark European decision is expected to rule that Ireland is breaching international laws by denying gardaí the right to form a trade union.

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9 held in €6m drugs haul after two raids

Nine suspected members of a major gang of drug traffickers were arrested and drugs with an estimated value of almost €6m seized by gardaí in Dublin and Meath yesterday.

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Elderly ‘marooned’ in hospitals due to absence of step-down facilities

Hundreds of elderly people risk being “marooned” in public hospitals this Easter due to a long-term lack of step-down facilities which costs the State over half a million euro nightly.

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Gene increases risk of cancer from meat consumption

One in three people is born with a gene that significantly increases their likelihood of developing bowel cancer from eating processed meat, a study has found.

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Flannery billed Rehab for lobbying and business trips abroad

Former Rehab director Frank Flannery billed the charity for lobbying Government departments as well as business trips, the group has confirmed.

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Garda hailed as a hero after being struck by criminals in speeding van

A Garda motorcyclist tossed into the air by a speeding stolen van was yesterday hailed a hero for safeguarding other road users from being killed or seriously injured.

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€270,000 for house but driveway not included

Residents who forked out €270,000 for their homes seven years ago have been told they do not actually own the driveways to their houses.

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Sex attack case settled with cash and meal voucher

An investigation into alleged sexual assault and false imprisonment was settled by a probationary garda who facilitated the payment of €150 from a suspect to a complainant.

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 Artist Richard Moore's image of Jesus that is two acres in size. Picture: Wayne Floyd

Artist creates image of Jesus two acres in size

An Irish artist and author has created an image of Jesus that is two acres in size and, in doing so, believes he has uncovered how our ancestors created large images on the landscape such as the White Horse in Uffington in England, which dates from the Bronze Age.

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Protest due amid claims dozens turned away from services take their own life

A protest is set to take place over the Department of Health’s failure to investigate claims that dozens of people are dying by suicide every year after being turned away by doctors or sent home early from life-saving services.

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 The 2.7m-high cross Famine Cross is carried in silent procession through Clonakilty, from the old graveyard to the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Picture: Denis Scannell

West Cork town remembers Famine victims with cross

Descendants of workouse and County Home residents buried in unmarked graves in a west Cork cemetery took part in a solemn procession to mark the return of a sacred symbol yesterday.

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Waste firm takeover saves half of the jobs

A takeover deal has saved more than half the jobs at a failed waste management company. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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 Gerard Whelan: 'RTÉ want to curb our listenership.'

Newstalk condemns RTÉ refusal to air advertisement

Newstalk says RTÉ’s refusal to screen an advertisement promoting the independent radio station contravenes its public sector broadcasting remit.

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Lives of firefighters ‘at risk’ under new plan

A fire chief in Clare has rejected claims by fire brigade unions that a new plan for the service will put the lives of firefighters and the public at risk.

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Bobby Hilliard (right) crossing the finish line at last year's Boston Marathon.

Irish runner returns to scene of Boston heartbreak

Emotions will run high this Easter Weekend for Irish marathon runner Bobby Hilliard, ahead of his 26-mile re-run of the Boston Marathon course.

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Three top Anglo trial defence barristers share €1m

The three leading defence counsel in the Anglo trial shared over €1m (including Vat) in State fees for their work in the criminal courts.

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Lahinch Golf Club profits jump by 22% to €355,649

One of the country’s most exclusive golf clubs, Lahinch, “steadied the ship” last year as profits jumped by 22% to €355,649.

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