Your Friday evening news catch-up

RTÉ is to apply to the High Court seeking permission to broadcast statements made by Independent TD Catherine Murphy regarding businessman Denis O'Brien, Bank of Ireland is to cut its fixed mortgage interest rate by up to 0.3%, and Indian officials have arrested a pigeon suspected of spying for neighbouring Pakistan. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

TOP STORY

RTÉ to apply for permission to broadcast TD's statement about Denis O'Brien

RTÉ is to apply to the High Court seeking permission to broadcast statements made by Independent TD Catherine Murphy regarding businessman Denis O'Brien.

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IRELAND

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Bank of Ireland to cut mortgage rate

Bank of Ireland is to cut its fixed mortgage interest rate by up to 0.3%.

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MOST READ: 'Joy that he has lived' the focus of O'Herlihy funeral

Hundreds of mourners including President Michael D. Higgins have gathered for the funeral Mass of the late broadcaster Bill O'Herlihy.

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SPORT

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RONAN O'GARA: We’ve all had to take cheap internet shots on the chin

Munster had to beat the Ospreys three times in one game last weekend, but it will stand them in good stead tomorrow in Belfast says Ronan O'Gara.

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MOST READ: So much sport, so little time - the weekend action starts here

As always, May is sporting finals month. There’s a couple of bigguns this weekend so stock up on the pizzas and settle in - there’s a lot to be keeping an eye on.

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WORLD

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New species of human ancestor found

A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known “Lucy” species had company in what is now Ethiopia.

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Reveller dies after festival security dumps him by dangerous road

Two security guards have been jailed for kidnapping a man who later died after they ejected him from a music festival in England.

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ANALYSIS

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What will the Marriage Referendum mean for children and schools?

As the dust begins to settle, Peter McGuire takes a look at the possible long-term outcome for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.

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LIFESTYLE

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MOST READ: Top ten summer makeup tips that make sense

Molly R. Stern is makeup artist to A-list beauties like Reese Witherspoon, Lily Collins, and Maggie Gyllenhaal and has already created some of the most covetable red carpet looks this year. The LA- based expert gives Rachel Marie Walsh makeup advice for the season ahead ...

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EXAMVIRAL

A pigeon has been arrested in India on suspicion of spying for Pakistan

Indian officials have arrested a pigeon suspected of spying for neighbouring Pakistan.

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MOST READ: Watch a video of the amazing mechanical cheetah that's the first four-legged robot able to run and jump over hurdles

Could robots take over the world?

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TECHNOW

FIFA 2016 will finally have female players - they're in the game

FIFA 16 is going to be a whole lot more inclusive with the addition of female players for the first time.

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MOST READ: Inbox by Gmail will let you unsend e-mails

It happens to the best of us; autocomplete ends up selecting the wrong recipient or we send an e-mail without an attachment. Inbox by Gmail lets you rectify your mistake without needing a sheepish follow-up e-mail.

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BUSINESS

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US economy shrinks by 0.2%

US gross domestic product shrank by 0.7% in the three months of the year, according to Commerce Department figures.

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MOST READ: €100m upgrade to Ringaskiddy Harbour gets planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for a €100m upgrade of Cork's Ringaskiddy Harbour.

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SHOWBIZ

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Ben from Friends has graduated university

Prepare to feel old.

Cole Sprouse, who played Ross’ son Ben in Friends, has graduated from university.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

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MOST READ: Transgender teen on her struggle to be accepted and the difficulties of dating

A 14-year-old who was born a boy but diagnosed with gender identity disorder aged just three has told how difficult it is to date despite her stunning looks.

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