Your Thursday morning news round-up

Gardaí investigate after prisoners’ protest leads to injuries at Cloverhill; Banking inquiry to quiz Cowen advisor as Drumm controversy continues; Players defend departing Brian Cuthbert; and Dentist who killed Cecil the lion ’in hiding’ as he shuts up shop Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com round-up.

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Gardaí investigate after prisoners' protest leads to injuries at Cloverhill

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Two investigations are underway following a protest at Cloverhill prison in Dublin yesterday which left an inmate seriously injured.

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IRELAND

Investigations launched into death of boy, 4, on Mayo farm

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The banking inquiry was redolent with film references as two fallen stars from the Celtic Tiger’s silver screen era, Mary Harney and John Gormley, took a stroll down the political equivalent of Sunset Boulevard one last time.

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Banking inquiry to quiz Cowen advisor as Drumm controversy continues

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The banking inquiry will again discuss its plans to publish the controversial written statement to it provided by former Anglo Irish Bank boss David Drumm.

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93% of rented homes in Cork fail living standard inspections

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The number of privately rented houses which failed living standard inspections in Co Cork has been described as “scandalous”.

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SPORT

United blown away in the Windy City

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Manchester United’s defensive vulnerabilities were highlighted with ease by Paris St Germain, who blew Louis van Gaal’s team away in the Windy City.

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Players defend departing Brian Cuthbert

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Cork’s footballers have come out in force to defend Brian Cuthbert, who has stepped down as manager.

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WORLD

Meth lab not included: 'Breaking Bad' homes up for auction

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Two houses featured on the hit TV series Breaking Bad are up for sale in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Investigators 'confident' debris on island is missing plane's wing

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Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean shows a Boeing 777 wing component, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year.

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ANALYSIS

Childcare plan is about boosting workforce not children or society

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SO NOW I’ve read the whole thing and I know where we’re at. Our Government is proposing to further tip the balance against families who care for their own children by pricing them out of the market, writes Victoria White.   

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LIFESTYLE

Song of the Sea: Seven steps to the big screen

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A new exhibition shows the huge amount of work needed to get Song of the Sea from basic idea to Oscar-nominated film. Richard Fitzpatrick looks at the major stages in the eight-year process

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EXAMVIRAL

Ryanair flight returns to airport minutes after departure to remove forgotten luggage

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A Ryanair flight was forced to do a u-turn just 20 minutes after departure after the crew realised that the luggage from a previous flight had not been removed from the plane.

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VIDEO: This kid became the youngest person to get a double hand transplant

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A young American boy has made history by becoming the youngest person ever to receive a ’double-hand transplant’.

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TECHNOW

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BUSINESS

Aer Lingus primed for short-haul war

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Aer Lingus is confident of its ability to rival Ryanair for short-haul passenger growth over the remainder of the year and to meet operational goals after the completion of its takeover by British Airways owner, IAG.

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Facebook results excel on user base and ad growth

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Facebook has surpassed expectations on all fronts in its second quarter, growing in not just profit and revenue, but in its already-massive user base and mobile advertising and usage of its “family” of apps like Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

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SHOWBIZ

Fab time for Thunderbirds fans as puppet show returns

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Thunderbirds are back as three new episodes of the puppet show will be produced for its 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Dentist who killed Cecil the lion 'in hiding' as he shuts up shop

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A dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has advised his patients to seek care elsewhere as he remained in hiding amid protests at his US clinic.

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Lifestyle

Orlagh Kelly owns The Reading Room bookshop on Main Street in Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim.We sell books: The Reading Room - ‘Small bookshops, curated by people who care, make a difference’

As Stockton’s Wing release a retrospective album, Mike Hanrahan tells Donal O’Keeffe about getting back on the road, and his love of cookingStill a beautiful affair: Mike Hanrahan talks about getting back on the road with Stockton's Wing

An ongoing cull is resulting in a major reduction in the deer population in one of the country’s most visited natural attractions.Donal Hickey: Deer birth patterns evolving

A Courtmacsherry neighbour, Kathy Gannon tells me that when the tide is out, the vast acres of clean, grey mud of the bay reflect the sun in splendour in the clear, sharp air.Damien Enright: ‘How enchanting for humanity that we have birds’

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