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A search off West Cork for a missing man has been stood down for the night after his father and girlfriend drowned yesterday.

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Corkman is hot rod world champion

After a decade of racing and three second-place spots, a young Irish racing driver has finally made history after being crowned world hot rod champion.

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Summer by the sea not so relaxing for charity pair in round Ireland swim

A summer spent eating, swimming, and resting doesn’t sound too taxing but it could just earn two intrepid adventurers a place in the record books.

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The scene in Baltimore, West Cork, where two people died and a third is missing after being swept away in a freak accident.

VIDEO: Baltimore Drownings - Sea tragedy in West Cork

A father and his son’s girlfriend were swept to their deaths in a freak shore accident in West Cork last night.

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Softer stance on Irish Water bill defaulters

People who refuse to pay their Irish Water bills will not be brought to court until their debt reaches at least €500, effectively delaying any cases until 2017 — long after the general election.

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Date set for roaming fees to be scrapped across Europe

Mobile roaming charges are to be scrapped across the European Union from June 2017.

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Man, 68, tried to claim €4k bail cash

A man whose son had just been given a jail sentence was approached by a 68-year-old man who pretended that the sentenced man had actually been granted bail by the High Court and told them they should hand over €4,000 cash recognizance to him.

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Shooting suspect carried out arson attack on family

A major Limerick criminal who gardaí suspect was involved in the failed murder attempt of convicted crime boss Christy Keane, previously tried to burn to death members of Keane’s family in an arson attack, the Irish Examiner has learned.

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Ó Snodaigh denies there is problem with bullying in Sinn Féin

A senior Sinn Féin TD has rejected claims his party is suffering from an internal bullying crisis, after a former Dublin councillor claimed he was forced out of the party just days after a separate scandal in Cork.

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Your Wednesday evening news catch-up

The search for Barry Davis Ryan in Baltimore continues, the former Finance Minister has resisted saying whether a property bubble existed, a Greek referendum on the recent proposals from the country’s creditors will go ahead despite talks and 10 things you need to know about AC/DC ahead of tonight’s gig in Dublin. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

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Your Wednesday lunchtime news catch-up

The search for Barry Davis Ryan in Baltimore continues, a breakthrough may be on the cards in the crisis over Greece’s future in the Eurozone, Sinn Féin is vowing to fight water charge legislation tooth and nail and 10 things you need to know about AC/DC ahead of tonight’s gig in Dublin. Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

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CSO finds crime rate 30% higher than Garda records

Actual crime figures for 2011 were around 30% higher than official statistics, estimates indicate.

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Your Wednesday morning news round-up

A search operation has resumed in West Cork for a man missing since a freak accident killed his father and girlfriend; Irish tourists in Tunisia have pleaded with the Government to get them home; People who refuse to pay their Irish Water bills will not be brought to court until their debt reaches at least €500Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com catch-up. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Eurozone Crisis: Kenny accused of spreading fiction on bailout hikes

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is facing accusations of spreading “fiction” after he claimed Ireland, unlike Greece, did not hike up taxes or Vat during its bailout programme.

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Fr Tom Duggan of Ballinhassig, the first chaplain to receive the Military Cross during the Second World War.

Chaplain’s war bravery medal up for auction

A Military Cross awarded to an Irish chaplain for bravery during the Second World War goes under the hammer in Cork tonight.

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Eurozone Crisis: Greek deal could cost Ireland, says Kenny

Enda Kenny has confirmed that Ireland would be expected to contribute over and above the €350 million already paid towards Greece if Athens were to enter a new international bailout programme.

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Burton defends lone-parent changes

Tánaiste Joan Burton has rejected claims that changes to the lone-parent allowance to come into force tomorrow mean her party is attacking vulnerable families and has become “anti-women and anti-child”.

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Said Laaser: Plans to appeal the ruling.

Man loses challenge over will of late male partner

A man’s legal challenge to the will of his late male partner has been dismissed by the High Court.

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Man pleads guilty to sexual acts with underage girl

Teenagers who met via the internet site Tagged ended up going out together for three months and having sex. Two years later the girl made a complaint against the man to gardaí.

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Doctor ‘refused to take advice’

An expert witness yesterday painted a picture of an arrogant junior doctor who refused to take advice from his superiors, arguing that the doctor represented a danger to patients.

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Ann O'Connor, who has sued Sligo General Hospital on behalf of her son Thomas, 18, over brain injuries he claims he sustained during hisbirth.

Man sues over ‘birth brain damage’

An 18 year old who claims he suffered brain damage at birth and in his treatment afterwards at Sligo General Hospital has brought a High Court action for damages.

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Drunk man rolled keg of beer at investigating garda

A keg of beer was rolled down a flight of steps at a garda as he investigated a drunken disturbance.

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DPP’s reasons sought for not prosecuting here

Lawyers fighting the extradition of an Irishman alleged to be the “largest facilitator of child porn in the world” have told the High Court they are seeking the DPP’s reasons for refusing to prosecute him.

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Former archbishop denies deal allegations

Cleric suing RTÉ for defamation over ‘paedophile’ allegations

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Uncle got into my bed, says accused

A Dubliner who shot his uncle dead told gardaí the deceased had got into bed with him when he was a child.

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Tourists leave flowers on the beach where 38 people were killed on Friday, in a terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia.

Tourists ask Government to get them home amid misinformation claims

Irish tourists in Tunisia have pleaded with the Government to get them home amid claims they were not fully informed about the impact of the attack on their holiday destination.

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Families to bring Irish victims home from Tunisia

The remains of the Irish victims of the attack in Tunisia will be brought home within days after they were formally identified yesterday.

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Kenny’s ‘horror’ at Irish deaths in Tunisia massacre

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed his “sadness and horror” at the murders of three Irish tourists who were killed during last week’s terrorist attack on a holiday resort in Tunisia.

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No tears from court criers claiming high expenses

There may be fewer court criers than ever but they continue to dominate the Courts Service’s top rankings of employees claiming the highest expenses.

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Senator doubts post code’s value for money

The State’s new postcode will not deliver the value for money when it is launched next month, a senator and professor of economics at Trinity College has warned.

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25% feel they have no-one to talk to

A quarter of Irish people still feel lonely and isolated and and believe they have no one to speak to about their problems, according to a survey by the Samaritans.

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LinkedIn wins case against Irish man in ‘.ie’ row

A worldwide intellectual property watchdog has ruled that an Irishman cannot keep the Linkedin.ie domain name after the employment network LinkedIn.com made a complaint.

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Slow progress on dark sky reserve lighting system in Kerry

A local council is reportedly moving slowly with its plans for a public lighting system suitable for a dark sky reserve to which star-gazers are attracted.

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Sharp rise in deaths at work, says HSA report

The number of people fatally injured in workplace accidents has risen sharply since 2013. New statistics show 56 were killed at their place of work in 2014 compared to 47 the year before.

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New standard for quirky tourist options

Fáilte Ireland have launched a quality standard for quirky, innovative or unusual tourist accommodation like glamping, lighthouses, pods, and log cabins.

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Emma Coughlan, Leah Lennane, and Conor Harrington, from St Anne's Ward at the Mercy University Hospital in Cork, at the Mardyke with Snipe the Garda dog.

Garda dogs to put smiles on children’s faces

Garda dogs will soon become a common sight at children’s wards in two Cork hospitals as part of a plan to brighten up their lives.

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Cork and Kerry nursing homes have highest occupancy

Private nursing homes in Cork and Kerry recorded the highest occupancy rate in the country last year, new figures show.

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Psych unit to open after deal with union

Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) have voted in favour of accepting proposals that will help pave the way for the opening of a new €15m psychiatric unit following a six-month delay.

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Hopes final sea trials will see LÉ James Joyce delivered to navy

A €50m new ship undergoing final sea trials, the LÉ James Joyce, could be delivered to the Naval Service within days.

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Boil water notices are finally lifted from Roscommon

For the first time in five years, thousands of householders in Co Roscommon can now safely consume their own tap water.

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Three maternity hospitals to be rebuilt in Dublin

Overcrowding the main issue behind plan as ministers deny relocations are a political stroke.

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Few homes to rent for poorest of families

Only one in eight properties are available to rent within Rent Supplement and Housing Assistance Payment limits, a study shows.

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Fenian leader’s casket to go on public display

The casket which carried the body of Irish Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa home from the US has been restored and will go on public display this weekend.

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Garda thought she would be choked to death by naval officer

A garda believed she would be choked to death when a “drunken” high-ranking British navy officer suddenly attacked her, the High Court has heard.

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Frances Fitzgerald: Ruled out an amnesty.

State is willing to act on asylum seeker report

The Government has signalled it will act on many of the recommendations contained in a new report on the asylum seeker process, amid calls from support organisations to overhaul the system.

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Green light for new Aldi store in Youghal

A fourth major supermarket, Aldi, has been given the go-ahead near Youghal’s town centre.

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NCT inspector fired for testing his own car 3 times

An inspector at a National Car Test centre was fired after it was discovered he had tested his own car — not once, but three times.

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20% of crimes not recorded on Pulse

Almost one-fifth of crimes reported to the gardaí were not recorded on the force’s official database in one year.

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