Your Wednesday evening news round up

Gormley: Bankers hid insolvency issue in run-up to guarantee; Two prisoners scale wall to stage roof protest at Cloverhill; Bionic suit allows paralysed jockey Jonjo Bright 'step into the unknown'; Two charged over killing Cecil the lion; farmer 'had no hunting permit' These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this evening.

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Gormley: Bankers hid insolvency issue in run-up to guarantee

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The former leader of the Green party John Gormley says it is his firm belief that some bankers hid the fact they were insolvent from the Government in the run-up to the bank guarantee.

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IRELAND

Prison escort staff 'forget' licenses and are accused of 'wildcat' strike

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The Irish Prison Service has accused drivers with the Escort Corp of engaging in "wildcat" industrial action.

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Aer Lingus flight forced to swerve in take-off to avoid jet

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The crew of a Dublin-bound Aer Lingus flight had to take evasive action to avoid a private jet that had entered the runway while they were taking off.

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Two prisoners scale wall to stage roof protest at Cloverhill

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Two prisoners have climbed on to the roof of Cloverhill prison as part of a protest.

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SPORT

VIDEO: Bionic suit allows paralysed jockey Jonjo Bright 'step into the unknown'

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Jonjo Bright, a jockey from Antrim who suffered severe injuries from a fall two years ago, is benefiting from an exoskeleton bionic suit purchased by the Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ).

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Mike Quirke: Cork must banish crutches and excuses

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Legendary American college football coach Nick Saban once said: “Championship teams have to be resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity”.

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WORLD

Father leaves $27m — but with catches

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Two young New York women have become millionaires by inheritance, but there are a few catches.

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Two charged over killing Cecil the lion; farmer 'had no hunting permit'

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Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil have appeared in court as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated.

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ANALYSIS

Irish Water: Utility a persistent unmitigated disaster

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Irish Water has run from one controversy to another but now things have got a whole lot worse, writes political reporter Juno McEnroe.

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LIFESTYLE

Technology, money and the search for immortality

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They are some of the biggest brains in technology and they have serious money behind them. Their mission now is to end old age and achieve immortality saysRita de Brun.

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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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Everyone is incredibly angry at the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion

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It’s been 24 hours since Walter Palmer was identified as the man who killed Cecil the lion and the internet furore shows no sign of abating.

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BUSINESS

IMF chief Christine Lagarde hopeful of global economic recovery

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The world economy is recovering but is still fragile and “faces some downside risks”, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde.

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€4.5bn valuation for Limerick brothers’ Stripe

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An online payments start-up founded by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison is continuing its rapid Silicon Valley ascent with another round of funding that values the company at $5 billion (€4.52bn).

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SHOWBIZ

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PIC: Liam Neeson, is that you?

Liam Neeson has sparked quite a stir after being photographed looking gaunt and completely unrecognizable in New York earlier this week.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Your Wednesday evening news round up

Mission Impossible star beat vertigo and held her breath for six minutes for role of a lifetime

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is almost ready to explode into cinemas and while it's definitely a Tom Cruise film it's a little-known Swedish actress who steals the spotlight.

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