A couple were winched to safety on rescue helicopters after becoming stranded in Dublin Bay; a hoax bomb in Cork may have been a warning to a guest; Ballymun went from high hopes to broken dreams; and the post-mortem on Cilla Black has not revealed why she died. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com.
Ballymun: From high hopes to broken dreams
Ballymun residents had reason to dream big in 1966, when ‘everybody wanted to live there’, with a number of high rises being built. Fast-forward to the present day and they are readying for the last remaining block to be demolished. Tom Farrell and Seamus Kelly report on where it all went wrong
Hoax bomb in Cork may have been warning to guest
A hoax device that led to the temporary evacuation of a wedding party from a well-known hotel outside Cork city is believed to have been planted in an effort to intimidate one of the guests.
Stranded couple rescued from Dublin bay sandbank
A couple and their dog were winched to safety on rescue helicopters after becoming stranded on a sandbank in Dublin Bay.
James O’Donoghue’s shoulder woe has Kerry fretting again
There was no delay. Darran O’Sullivan and Gooch were still razing Kildare on Jones Road as Kerry’s medical team got to work on the James O’Donoghue rehab strategy.
Di Maria on way out as Wayne Rooney becomes a Toffee again
Angel di Maria looks set to have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the French club for €63million.
Trouble at Bobbi Kristina’s funeral
The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted during a funeral service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Netherlands cranes collapse injures 20
Up to 20 people are believed to have been injured after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in the Netherlands fell on to a row of buildings.
VIDEO: O’ Donovan Rossa Centenary a moving and memorable tributes to son of Cork
Gabriel Doherty offers a personal reflection on the commemorative events marking the centenary of O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral
Views on black women coloured by media
The Twitter spat between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift is far more than two pop princesses having a go at one another. Minaj is reminding us how appallingly black women are treated by media, says Louise O’Neill.
Is Apple planning on turning Siri into a receptionist?
Apple is reportedly working on a new voicemail service that uses Siri to answer calls and transcribe voicemail messages for you.
Quick Quiz: Can you pass the colour blind test?
It’s the bank holiday weekend and the weather is a bit patchy.
X-Bolt Orthopaedics could be snapped up by a major player
Dr Brian Thornes had a light bulb moment when using a bolt to fit a TV on a wall. He’s now reaping the rewards, says Trish Dromey.
Irish exports hit ‘sweet spot’ amid euro boost
The dying days of July confirmed that Irish exports had indeed hit ‘the sweet spot’, with the release by the CSO confirming services export figures for the first quarter of the year had grown by 15%.
Cilla Black's post-mortem results 'inconclusive'
The post-mortem on Cilla Black has not revealed why she died, reports say.
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