A deal agreed to guarantee local authority staff work with Irish Water until the middle of the next decade was “cloaked in secrecy”; US Police have launched a massive manhunt following the killing of an officer who interrupted a drug deal; A breakthrough in the war against cancer could save hundreds of lives with a simple urine test. Here’s today’s lunchtime irishexaminer.com round-up.
TOP STORYCharlie Flanagan: Determined to leave a legacy of his own
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan speaks to Political Reporter Juno McEnroe about juggling diplomatic sensitivities and his ambitions for the remainder of the Coalition’s term.
IRELANDIrish Water deal ‘cloaked in secrecy’
A deal agreed to guarantee local authority staff work with Irish Water until the middle of the next decade was “cloaked in secrecy” and is a noose around the company’s neck, Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has claimed.
Council chiefs have been urged to repurpose a “monumentally ugly” disused factory in a tourist town.
SPORTWorld bodies vow action following leak of 'suspicious' blood tests by top athletes
Both the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Association of Athletics Federations have promised to act if information contained within the ”biggest leak of blood-test data in sporting history” proves to be correct.
Angel di Maria attends Paris St Germain medical
Angel di Maria has arrived in Doha for his medical with Paris St Germain.
WORLDManhunt for armed cop killer in Memphis
Police have launched a massive manhunt following the killing of an officer who interrupted a drug deal.
Vice-president Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year.
ANALYSISBold initiatives required to address nation’s housing crisis
The Housing Agency’s first National Statement highlights the difficulties besetting efforts to house people. But as Rory Hearne points out, few practical solutions are offered.
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.
EXAMVIRALQuick Quiz: Can you pass the colour blind test?
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.
Manchester United released their new kit on Saturday to much fanfare but the design of the women’s version has caused a social media debate.
BUSINESSX-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.
Kelsius – a food monitoring technology firm – said it has completed a contract to install its new and “unique” FoodCheck technology systems in SuperValu and Centra stores.
SHOWBIZSpanish police investigate 'dizzy spell' claim following Cilla Black's death
Spanish police are investigating whether Cilla Black’s death was caused by a fall from a dizzy spell, caused by a sudden temperature change in the room.
MOST READ RIGHT NOWPeeing in a cup could save lives as new cancer detection breakthrough is revealed
A breakthrough in the war against cancer could save hundreds of lives with a simple urine test.
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