Your Tuesday morning news round-up

A Limerick man has been killed in a domestic disturbance in the US. Referee remarks could land the Cork Board in trouble; and an airline has banned hunting trophies following the ’Cecil the Lion’ outcry. Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com round-up.

TOP STORY

18 Cork mayors oppose council merger

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Eighteen former lords mayor of Cork have expressed “profound concerns” about the possible abolition of the city council as part of a major overhaul of the region’s local government structures.

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IRELAND

Limerick man killed in domestic disturbance in US

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The sister of a Limerick father of two found dead at a house in North Carolina, after sustaining serious head injuries, has described him as her "best friend".

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Cannabis use by pupils ‘most prevalent in Cork’

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Cannabis use among school-going teenagers in Cork is higher than among their peers and young adults nationally, research shows.

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SPORT

Bryan Robson thinks United should sign Gareth Bale

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Bryan Robson thinks Gareth Bale would be an ideal signing for Manchester United in the wake of Angel di Maria’s impending departure to Paris St Germain.

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Referee remarks could land Cork Board in trouble

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The Cork County Board could find itself in hot water with Croke Park after claiming a refereeing decision "quite probably" cost them a Munster title and a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals.

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WORLD

Airline bans hunting trophies following 'Cecil the Lion' outcry

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US airline Delta has had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.

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Abandoned baby rescued from toilet

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The heartbreaking moment a newborn baby girl was pulled alive from a public toilet has been captured on film.

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ANALYSIS

FERGUS FINLAY: This Government is at risk of drowning over Irish Water fiasco

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AS SOMEONE who believes in the concept of a national water authority, and who signed up to pay water charges, it gives me no pleasure to admit my mistake, writes Fergus Finlay.

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LIFESTYLE

What’s in store for charity shops?

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As eBay and Done Deal grab a greater share of the second hand market, charity shops are upping their game and reminding customers that donated items are sold for good causes, not just for profit, reports Liz Dunphy.

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: Dave Grohl responds to the 1,000 fans who played Learn To Fly

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Last week a video emerged of 1,000 Foo Fighters fans playing Learn To Fly to get Dave Grohl and the band to play a gig in Cesena, Italy.

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VIDEO: Americans try to find Ireland on a map (of Ireland and Britain)

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Introducing Americans to Irish culture is established comedy gold, whether it’s making them watch hurling for the first time, getting them to pronounce Irish names, or feeding them black pudding.

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TECHNOW

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BUSINESS

Cork business optimism soars amid concerns

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Businesses in Cork are as confident as they have been at any stage in the last six years, but are increasingly unsure of the impact of government policy on stabilising the economy.

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Brokers say law still gives banks debt veto

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Legislation passed through the Dáil only weeks ago designed to strengthen the rights of mortgage and debt holders in dealing with banks, still gives lenders the power of veto over distressed borrowers, the country’s largest brokers’ group has claimed.

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SHOWBIZ

Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to mother Whitney Houston

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Family and friends gathered at a cemetery to pay their final respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown as she was buried next to her mother, singer Whitney Houston.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

They're married! See pictures of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall's star-studded gathering

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It was a bright and sunny day in Newcastle as Declan Donnelly, one half of the city’s famous duo Ant and Dec, married Ali Astall as family and friends – some quite famous – watched on.

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