Your Friday evening news catch-up

Social media is alight with people who are #HomeToVote, Julia Holmes’ odyssey of international fraud may end in a pauper’s grave in Co Limerick and Paul O’Connell’s glorious Munster career will end in the next eight days. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

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Your Friday evening news catch-up

People are sharing their #HomeToVote stories and it’s lovely

So the big day is finally here. Did you think it would ever come?

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IRELAND

Your Friday evening news catch-up

Dead fraudster may end up in pauper’s grave

Julia Holmes’ odyssey of international fraud may end in a pauper’s grave in Co Limerick.

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MOST READ: Priest, 61, had not indicated he would take his life

A Catholic priest who was found dead from hanging had given no indication he intended to take his own life, an inquest has heard.

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SPORT

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Roy Hodgson: ‘Jack knows we’d be happy to have him’

England manager Roy Hodgson believes Jack Grealish, the Aston Villa player who has six Under 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland, will make a final decision by this autumn over whether he wants to play for England or Ireland at senior level.

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MOST READ: O’Connell’s Munster farewell beckons

Paul O’Connell’s glorious Munster career will end in the next eight days — and he will play his final Thomond Park game tomorrow, sources have revealed to the Irish Examiner.

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WORLD

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Cameron: Migrants on welfare a red line

British prime minister David Cameron said restricting EU migrant access to Britain’s welfare system was a red line in his negotiations with the bloc, ahead of an EU summit he wants to use to launch informal talks on the issue.

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MOST READ: Letterman signs off after 33 years

David Letterman has been ushered into retirement by four US presidents declaring “our long national nightmare is over” and a succession of stars delivering a final top 10 list of things they always wanted to say to the late-night TV host.

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ANALYSIS

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Age referendum is a good way to involve younger people in politics

The fear is that if we are to vote a majority yes today ... we could end up with a mere child in the Áras, writes Alison O’ Connor

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LIFESTYLE

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MOST READ: My week of barefaced cheek: Rose Mary Roche goes without make up for a week

THE CHALLENGE to go without make up for a week, inspired by this season’s nude face trend got me thinking.

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EXAMVIRAL

Anorexia sufferer makes heart-wrenching plea for help to save her life

A woman suffering from anorexia has made a heartbreaking plea asking people to help save her life.  At 5ft 7 and just “40-something pounds” she’s dangerously underweight and close to death.

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MOST READ:This is what happens when you give an orangutan a GoPro

What could possibly happen when you give an orangutan a GoPro? Chaos? Mayhem? An expensive camera being smashed into tiny little pieces?

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TECHNOW

The Rock breaks the selfie world record at San Andreas premiere - watch the video

The Rock is pretty much a man mountain of awesomeness.

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MOST READ: Acclaimed game Journey could hit PS4 on June 3rd

Thatgamecompany has already confirmed that Journey will be making its way to the PS4 and now we might know when

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BUSINESS

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Anglo liquidators charge State €295 per hour

Partners at accountancy firm, KPMG are charging the State €295 per hour for their work on the liquidation of the former Anglo Irish Bank.

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MOST READ: Qualtrics to create 100 jobs in Dublin as growth exceeds expectations

The world’s leading data insights platform is ramping up its operations across Europe from its EU headquarters in the heart of Dublin following stronger than expected growth over the past 18 months.

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SHOWBIZ

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Zayn to appear on first post 1D track

Naughty Boy has revealed Zayn Malik's first post-One Direction release will be on his second album.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Your Friday evening news catch-up

MOST READ: Time to decide: 10 reasons to vote YES and 10 reasons to vote NO

With less than a day until polling stations open, it’s time for the undecided voters of Ireland to face the facts. We asked two campaigners to explain why you should vote yes, and why you should vote no.

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