Your Monday lunchtime news catch-up

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 STORY

Charlie Flanagan: Determined to leave a legacy of his own

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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.

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IRELAND

Irish Water deal ‘cloaked in secrecy’

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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.

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‘Ugly’ disused factory ‘diminishes’ tourist town: Killarney Council

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Council chiefs have been urged to repurpose a “monumentally ugly” disused factory in a tourist town.

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SPORT

World bodies vow action following leak of 'suspicious' blood tests by top athletes

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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.

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Angel di Maria attends Paris St Germain medical

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Angel di Maria has arrived in Doha for his medical with Paris St Germain.

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WORLD

Manhunt for armed cop killer in Memphis

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Police have launched a massive manhunt following the killing of an officer who interrupted a drug deal.

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Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

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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.

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ANALYSIS

Bold initiatives required to address nation’s housing crisis

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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.

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LIFESTYLE

Views on black women coloured by media

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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.

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EXAMVIRAL

Quick Quiz: Can you pass the colour blind test?

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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.

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POLL: Is the new Manchester United women’s shirt sexist?

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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.

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TECHNOW

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BUSINESS

X-Bolt Orthopaedics could be snapped up by a major player

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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.

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Kelsius to provide tech for retailers

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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.

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SHOWBIZ

Spanish police investigate 'dizzy spell' claim following Cilla Black's death

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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.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Peeing in a cup could save lives as new cancer detection breakthrough is revealed

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A breakthrough in the war against cancer could save hundreds of lives with a simple urine test.

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Lifestyle

Dr Martin Coyne, a GP based in Donegal, takes Catherine Shanahan through one of his work daysWorking Life: Dr Martin Coyne, GP, Co Donegal

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