The HSE’s apology to the parents of Alex Butler was not sincere; Joan Burton used the probe into the banking crisis to brand Fianna Fáil “liars”; a gunman opened fire at a cinema in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring seven others; and how selfies are about so much more than vanity. Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com round-up.
VIDEO: When sorry seems to be the hardest word for the HSE
The HSE’s apology to the parents of Alex Butler was not sincere, writes Catherine Shanahan
Varadkar exploring choice of funding primary care through PRSI and USC
The Health Minister, Leo Varadkar, has signalled the Government may back down on plans for Universal Health Care, and provide refunds for GP and dentist instead.
‘It is absolutely untrue we were all responsible for bailout crisis’
Tánaiste Joan Burton used the probe into the banking crisis to brand Fianna Fáil “liars” for trying to claim everyone had a role in the crash.
The Empire Strikes Back... to Skellig Michael
Could the Jedi be returning after all?
Visa boss hits out at Blatter
The head of leading FIFA sponsor Visa has delivered a stinging attack on Sepp Blatter claiming there can be no meaningful reforms until he leaves as president of the organisation.
Waterford’s Derek McGrath fears dangerous Dublin
Waterford manager Derek McGrath fears the team’s supporters are not giving enough credit to their All-Ireland quarter-final opponents Dublin.
Irish clubs suffering as French swooping for country’s best emerging talent
French rugby clubs are targeting school leavers as they seek to attract Ireland’s young talent with the lure of a decent living wage and a good lifestyle.
Gunman kills two, injures 7, at US cinema before shooting himself dead
A gunman opened fire at a cinema in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring seven others before fatally shooting himself.
Heart-breaking last text from ‘diet pill’ victim
A student sent a text message saying she knew she was going to die after taking toxic “slimming pills” and driving herself to hospital, an inquest has heard.
Greek threat to break ranks frightens EU elite
The Greeks, credited with creating western civilisation, may have saved it in a near cataclysmic moment for Europe, more profound than the aftermath of 9/11.
The bigger picture: Selfies are about so much more than vanity
It’s too facile to brush off selfies as little more than wanton narcissism. They’re also about owning your own vanity, being ironic, or just about having plain old fun with a camera, says Tanya Sweeney
Brazilian street cleaner becomes an internet sensation after being deemed "too sexy" to sweep
When Rita Mattos took on the role of a street cleaner in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, little did she know her job would make her an internet star one day.
’A glimpse into the heart of Erin’ in released historical footage
The Associated Press and the British Movietone have released hours of archival footage.
Google tops Future Brand Index for second year in a row
Google has been ranked as the company which is perceived the best in the world, for a second year running.
Jobless rate still among highest
Ireland’s unemployment rate remains among the highest in the EU despite more people returning to work over the past 12 months.
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince 'properly over as a married couple'
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince's marriage is reportedly "over".
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