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IRELAND

International fraudster Holmes cremated in Cork

The final sad chapter in the double suicide of a couple in Co Limerick was concluded yesterday when the body of international fraudster Julia Holmes was cremated at Little Island Crematorium in Cork.

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Three charged over Irishwoman’s post-abortion death

A doctor and two nurses are due to appear in a London court charged with the manslaughter of a 32-year-old Irish woman who died hours after having an abortion at the Marie Stopes International clinic in Ealing.

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FAI ‘acted in best interests of Irish football’

The Football Association of Ireland has issued details of the Fifa €5m payoff, while its board maintains it acted at “all times in the best interests of Irish football, and in full compliance with Irish company law”.

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Minister Simon Coveney call for inquiry into Air Corps safety claims

An independent investigation has been ordered by Defence Minister Simon Coveney into allegations that some Air Corps inspectors are not qualified to certify the repairs and modifications carried out on the force’s aircraft.

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Family may have to exhume body over council rules

The family of a man buried in a lawn cemetery near Dingle, Co Kerry, say they will be forced to exhume his body and rebury him in Dublin — because the county council in Kerry is insisting his headstone has to be placed at his feet.

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WORLD

Court ruling could see wider euthanasia

The European Court of Human Rights has allowed France to take a man in a coma off life support, in a case that has torn a family apart and could influence the extent to which euthanasia is endorsed by law across the continent.

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Chinese cruise disaster liner Eastern Star is raised

The banged-up, white-and-blue Eastern Star emerged from grey waters of the Yangtze River as Chinese disaster teams raised the capsized ship with cranes to better search for nearly 340 people still missing. So far, 103 bodies have been found.

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Colorado shootings spark fears of serial killer

Police in northern Colorado are investigating any possible link between the killing of a man on a neighbourhood sidewalk and previous shootings of a cyclist and a driver.

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Tariq Aziz, loyal Saddam Hussein defender, dies aged 79

Tariq Aziz, the debonair Iraqi diplomat who made his name by staunchly defending Saddam Hussein to the world during three wars and who was later sentenced to death as part of the regime that killed hundreds of thousands of its own people, has died in a hospital in southern Iraq, officials said. He was 79.

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Cheers to Angela Merkel, says Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg

The head of Nato has spoken of his admiration for German chancellor Angela Merkel — particularly her capacity for drinking white wine.

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SPORT

Aidan O Brien

Hans Holbein looks the value option

Aidan O’Brien is chasing a fourth consecutive Epsom Derby success and, while he may not have a stand-out performer in this afternoon’s feature, the Ballydoyle trainer may be able to extend his record with the strong-staying Hans Holbein.

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O'Donoghue riding Qualify leads the field to victory in The Investec Oaks races during the Investec Ladies Day at Epsom Racecourse on June 5, 2015 in Epsom, England.

Qualify springs Oaks shock

Aidan O’Brien’s rank outsider Qualify caused a major upset in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.

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Hurricane Fly

Fly jets in for French Champion mission

Willie Mullins reports Hurricane Fly in rude health ahead of the legendary hurdler’s return to his homeland for the Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil in Paris tomorrow.

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Baffert living the American dream with Pharoah

American Pharoah faces his date with destiny as he attempts to become the 12th Triple Crown winner, and the first since Affirmed in 1978, in the Belmont Stakes tonight.

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Donnacha O'Brien with father Aidan

Donnacha O’Brien passes Saval Beg exam

Kingfisher put himself firmly in the Ascot Gold Cup picture when getting up late in the day to take the Seamus & Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown last night.

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BUSINESS

Greece may call snap election to break impasse

Greece delayed repayment of an IMF loan yesterday and a deputy minister said Athens might call snap elections to break an impasse with lenders that threatens to push the country into bankruptcy and out of the euro.

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Michael McGrath, FF

Government gets inheritance windfall

The number of people liable for the controversial inheritance tax applied to gifts following the death of a family member has risen by more than a third over the past five years.

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‘Group knew in 2007 of banks’ Libor lies’

The British Bankers’ Association was told that banks were lying about Libor submissions to suit their trading positions as early as 2007, according to evidence at a London criminal trial.

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UPMC posts €72m loss on Beacon Hospital disposal

The main Irish arm of US medical firm, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre recorded a loss of €71.9m on its disposal of the Beacon Hospital last year, new accounts show.

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UK banks seeking tax review after HSBC threat

Britain’s largest banks are urging the UK Treasury to start a formal review of taxes on the industry, amid concern HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered could move overseas to avoid a levy on balance sheets.

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OPINION

"If my sisters and I were a litter of pubs, I would be the runt"

8pm, Sligo — and life has transposed, like it always does, into a scene from The Edwardian Farm. 

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Professional sport is too corrupt too often

THE Corinthian view of sport, one that imagined it a test of courage, skill and honour, may seem hopelessly, pathetically romantic today.

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More forceful intervention needed

BUSINESS and social interests do not always run in harmony. Conflict is almost inevitable and we have a long record of appeasement, of tolerating something we might find unattractive because jobs are involved or at least promised.

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If the cap fits ...

ONE of the great challenges facing us all is to have the courage and honesty to see ourselves as others see us. It is not always a cheering experience, but it is always worthwhile.

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Independent TD Catherine Murphy outside the High Court in relation to the Denis O'Brien case.

Enda’s failure to speak up for parliamentary privilege

The Taoiseach was sadly silent on the legal attempt to prevent Denis O’Brien’s finances being discussed in the Dáil, and was remiss in not defending TDs’ democratic right, writes Shaun Connolly

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FEATURES

It’s Georgian on the mind in Blackrock Road home

Tommy Barker revisits ‘Arundel’ 10 years since it was last on the market and witnesses an utter transformation.

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House of the week: Douglas, Cork €580,000

THERE’S something special — in fact, lots special — about the great family home called Ard na Gréine, which bookends the Rosebank estate, located between the main and south Douglas roads in Cork’s suburbs.

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You’ll feel high and mighty at Spy Hill home in Cobh

VIEWS and space are the main attractions of 2 West End, a semi-detached Victorian property located up on Spy Hill above the town of Cobh. 

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A designer lifestyle in Ballincurra House, Limerick City

Mirabelle was built in 1981 by its architect-owner in a leafy, secluded enclave in Limerick, says Trish Dromey.

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Move uptown in Newtown, Co Waterford

Laurie O’Flynn reports on an elegant late Victorian period home, rare to the market in Waterford city.

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FOOD

Allegra McEvedy’s Broad Beans Braised in their Pods

This has been a wonderful week, I found myself giving heartfelt thanks to the good Lord and Mother Nature several times over.

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PROPERTY

It’s Georgian on the mind in Blackrock Road home

Tommy Barker revisits ‘Arundel’ 10 years since it was last on the market and witnesses an utter transformation.

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House of the week: Douglas, Cork €580,000

THERE’S something special — in fact, lots special — about the great family home called Ard na Gréine, which bookends the Rosebank estate, located between the main and south Douglas roads in Cork’s suburbs.

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You’ll feel high and mighty at Spy Hill home in Cobh

VIEWS and space are the main attractions of 2 West End, a semi-detached Victorian property located up on Spy Hill above the town of Cobh. 

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A designer lifestyle in Ballincurra House, Limerick City

Mirabelle was built in 1981 by its architect-owner in a leafy, secluded enclave in Limerick, says Trish Dromey.

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Move uptown in Newtown, Co Waterford

Laurie O’Flynn reports on an elegant late Victorian period home, rare to the market in Waterford city.

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Rosewood Manor in Innishannon is set to bloom again

A stalled development from the economic downturn in 2008 is is back on track in a superb location on the N71.

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Cork harbour home is awash with opportunity

Tommy Barker says now that Cork harbour has rediscovered its mojo, so too will properties like Simla.

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Douglas home could be lucky 13 for you

Three of the biggest and best homes in the ever-popular Paddocks development in Douglas were sold back in 2014, at prices reported in the Price Register at €680k, €747k and €765k.

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Blackrock home, Diundanion, is courting favour

Soaring demand for houses in one of Cork city’s award-winning architectural gems is pushing prices upwards.

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Ovens home is nice on many fronts

Tommy Barker says the mature looks of this ivy-clad property belies its Eighties architect-designed origins.

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Trading up: Waterfall, Cork €525,000

While the market awaits the imminent relaunch of a handful of high-end homes at the Earls Well, Waterfall development, a former showhouse in the developers’ Fleming Construction’s original and adjacent Heatherfield scheme is on offer.

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Trading up: Rochestown, Cork; €590,000

The address title, Kensington, was aspirational back in the day, when homes were built in the Cork suburb of Rochestown, for the upwardly mobile in Upper and Lower Kensington.

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Trading up: Mount Oval, Rochestown €480,000

There’s been a few recent strong house resales in the Clarkes Wood portion of the broad mix of schemes at Mount Oval, and now into the fray comes the three-storey four-bed, No 7.

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Trading up: Ballydowney, Killarney €450,000

Property Partners Gallivan says properties like 1 Cnoc na Ri at Ballydowney in Killarney are becoming hard to find.

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Starter home: Glanmire, Cork €220,000

It is only 650 sq ft, but it’s elegant and on a lush quarter-acre in Glanmire.

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Starter home: Ballintemple, Cork €195,000

A piece of period home pedigree in one of Cork’s salubrious suburbs is available at a snip of normal neighbourhood prices, says Tommy Barker.

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Starter home: Glasheen, Cork City €175,000

Just refurbished from top to bottom is 1 Upper Glasheen Road, a two-bed house with an appeal to first time buyers, and owner/occupiers with a handy location.

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