Your Friday evening news catch-up

Gardaí have named a man who was stabbed to death at a Limerick house party last night, six officers have been charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, the future father-in-law of a Cork man whose stag has caused a storm of controversy has defended him as a “decent guy” and singer Ben E King has died at the age of 76. 

These are some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com this evening.

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Did Tesla's Elon Musk just solve the world's energy problems?

Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla and SpaceX, might just have created a solution the world's growing energy problems, with a new way of powering your home.

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IRELAND

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LATEST: Gardaí name man stabbed to death at Limerick house party

Gardaí are hoping to question up to eight people who were in a house around the time the body of a man was discovered with stab wounds last night.

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MOST READ: Cork stag party wearing Hitler masks in Prague was ‘national embarrassment’

Drunken Irish revellers who wore Hitler masks just yards from a Jewish quarter while on a stag party in Prague have been branded a “truly repulsive” and an “embarrassment to Ireland”.

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RELATED: Cork stag 'a decent guy', future father-in law insists after Prague furore

SPORT

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LATEST: Rooney passed fit for United

Wayne Rooney has been passed fit for Manchester United’s home game against West Brom.

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MOST READ: RONAN O'GARA: Toulon to lose out on the double

The denouement of the maiden European Champions Cup has arrived and for the third year in succession, there is no Irish interest in the final of the continent’s showpiece competition.

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ANALYSIS

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Avoid triumph of political correctness over Mother Nature

Knowledge is power — the shift from yes to no occurs when people consider carefully how they want marriage to be construed in our society, says Dr Samuel Shephard

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EXAMVIRAL

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MOST READ: VIDEO: Irish kids talk about what equality means to them

With all this debate ahead of the Marriage Equality Referendum and what it means for children, no one thought to ask the kids themselves.

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: Fifty Shades Darker - first footage

Fifty Shades of Grey was a monumental box office success, pulling down almost $570 million worldwide and create quite the storm of news and controversy.

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WORLD

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LATEST: Officers charged over Freddie Gray death

Six officers in the police custody death of Freddie Gray are facing multiple charges including murder and manslaughter, Maryland’s state attorney has announced.

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MOST READ: ‘Modern Family’ star in embryo row

Sofia Vergara’s former fiance says he sued the Modern Family star to protect their frozen embryos because he longs to become a parent and does not want the “two lives” they created to “be destroyed or sit in a freezer until the end of time.”

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BUSINESS

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LATEST: Honohan: Crisis management is over; it's time to go

The Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan has said he is leaving the job a year early, because it's the right time to go.

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MOST READ: DAA ‘very confident’ of Cork Airport recovery

The chief executive of Dublin Airport Authority, Kevin Toland, has said he is “very confident” of reaching a long-term sustainable solution for Cork Airport.

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LIFESTYLE

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MOST READ: What actually makes ’The Hated’ Peter Hitchens happy?

Peter Hitchens is a lightning rod for the right and someone who baulks at many of today’s received wisdoms so John Duggan couldn’t resist asking him what actually makes him happy.

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SHOWBIZ

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WATCH: Five of the most famous Stand By Me covers of all time

Today as Stand By Me singer Ben E King passed away at 76, here are five of the most memorable covers:

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Is Nasa one step closer to making warp drive space travel a reality?

Warp drive engines that could mean humans could one day travel faster than the speed of light are being developed by Nasa, if you believe what people posting online claiming to be Nasa engineers say.

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