Your Friday morning news round-up

Three former Anglo Irish Bank executives will be sentenced later after being found guilty of trying to defraud Revenue; up to 300 new jobs are being created in Tipperary; the US dentist who shot Cecil the lion ’wanted to hunt elephant’; and Patrick Vieira believes Man City’s Irish star Jack Byrne is just as "nuts" as Roy Keane. Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com round-up.

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Former Anglo executives to be sentenced for hiding FitzPatrick accounts

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Three former Anglo Irish Bank executives will be sentenced later after being found guilty of trying to defraud Revenue.

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IRELAND

Pharmaceuticals firm announces 300 jobs for Co Tipperary

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Up to 300 new jobs are being created in Cashel in Co Tipperary.

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Man held over cyclist’s hit and run death

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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.

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SPORT

Limerick revel in Munster glory

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Thus far, but no further was the stark message delivered by Limerick as they closed the door on Clare’s remarkable dominance at U21 level.

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City starlet Byrne ‘nuts’ like Keane, says Vieira

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Patrick Vieira believes his Manchester City teen star Jack Byrne is just as "nuts" as his former nemesis Roy Keane.

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WORLD

Dentist who shot Cecil the lion 'wanted to hunt elephant'

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The US dentist who killed Cecil the lion wanted to hunt a “very large elephant” after shooting the protected animal, the guide who led the trip has claimed.

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Cameron sparks anger with ‘migrant swarms’

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David Cameron was under mounting pressure last night after describing migrants trying to reach Britain as a "swarm".

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ANALYSIS

ALISON O'CONNOR: Inquiry showed once gung-ho Taoiseach to be a weak performer

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There is a strong suspicion that the horrible lessons we learned through the economic bust are being forgotten, writes Alison O’Connor 

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LIFESTYLE

Agony aunt Ask Audrey is solving all of Cork’s problems

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Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for years...

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EXAMVIRAL

We've just found the closest rocky planet outside our solar system

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Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system. It orbits too close to its star to sustain life, but it’s still exciting.

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WATCH: The terrifying moment a man threatens police officers with an 8 inch knife

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The moment a man swung a huge knife at police was captured on film - and it’s pretty frightening.

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TECHNOW

GAMING

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MOVIES

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TECH

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BUSINESS

Council urges more investment to continue rise in employment

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The National Competitiveness Council is warning that Ireland's employment growth is under threat unless there is more investment in transport, energy and broadband.

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‘Stunning’ growth figures reflect path of early Celtic Tiger years

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The economy is growing at such a huge rate that the recovery is approaching a virtuous path similar to the early Celtic Tiger years before the emergence of the credit-fuelled crash.

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SHOWBIZ

Family agony at 'sudden and unexpected' death of the Apprentice's Stuart Baggs

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The sister of former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs has said the family’s world is “shattered apart” by his sudden death.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Watch Simon Pegg as Harry Potter's drunk friend Ron Weasley

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Simon Pegg reprised his role as Harry Potter’s Ron Weasley for Jimmy Fallon, for an early celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday.

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