Department refuses to comment on political interference allegations; Aaron Devlin: Family, friends and GAA community pay tribute to ‘son, brother and friend’; Zimbabwe seeks dentist’s extradition over Cecil the lion killing; and just how bad is the Bank Holiday weather going to be? Here’s today’s lunchtime irishexaminer.com round-up.
Department refuses to comment on political interference allegations
The Department of Finance is refusing to comment on allegations by the former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank, Mike Aynsley, of political interference.
Man held over cyclist’s hit and run death
A 70-year-old man, arrested yesterday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Kerry three years ago, was questioned by gardaí but released without charge.
Cyclists facing seven new infringements from midnight
New laws from midnight tonight will introduce fines against cyclists for the first time, with seven new infringements.
Aaron Devlin: Family, friends and GAA community pay tribute to ‘son, brother and friend’
Tributes have been paid to Aaron Devlin, who sadly passed away yesterday after losing his battle with meningitis.
WATCH: Rickie Fowler hole-in-one wins golf fan a mortgage-free year
Rickie Fowler has made one golf fan’s day, by winning him a mortgage-free year.
City starlet Byrne ‘nuts’ like Keane, says Vieira
Patrick Vieira believes his Manchester City teen star Jack Byrne is just as "nuts" as his former nemesis Roy Keane.
Zimbabwe seeks dentist's extradition over Cecil the lion killing
Extradition is being sought for the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, the country’s wildlife minister has said.
Child dies after house fire-bombed in Palestinian village
An 18-month-old child has been killed after suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank and threw fire bombs inside two homes.
ALISON O'CONNOR: Inquiry showed once gung-ho Taoiseach to be a weak performer
There is a strong suspicion that the horrible lessons we learned through the economic bust are
being forgotten, writes Alison O’Connor
Phaedra is set to join the (Go)dots
Sophie Hunter directs a rarely-seen work by Benjamin Britten that provides a link to major influences on Beckett, writes Padraic Killeen
So just how bad is the Bank Holiday weather going to be?
It’s the last Bank Holiday weekend of the summer and while usually we would look forward to a nice long weekend of beer gardens and beaches, the Irish weather has other plans for us.
VIDEO: If you have trouble waking up the ’ejector bed’ might be for you
There is nothing worse than the idea of having to get out of bed in the morning and drag your cold, lifeless body to work, college, school, wherever.
WATCH: 1,000 fans play Learn To Fly to get the Foo Fighters to come to Italy
Well that is one way to get a man’s attention!
IAG reports 40% rise in profit
The potential new owner of Aer Lingus, IAG, has posted a 40% increase in operating profits.
Ryanair boss O’Leary earns over €6,575 each day
Ryanair’s new image is paying off for the airline and its famously outspoken boss.
Louis Walsh is returning to the X Factor as a cleaner - yes you read right
Louis Walsh is returning to 'The X Factor', as a cleaner - yes a cleaner.
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