Your Friday morning news round up

Low-paid public servants could be as much as €2,000 better off by the end of 2017, former Fifa vice president Jack Warner left jail in an ambulance, what will the Marriage Referendum mean for children and schools and the top 10 hot trends of the 2015 Championship. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

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Public staff set for €1k boost in 2016

Low-paid public servants could be as much as €2,000 better off by the end of 2017 under a public service deal which was still being negotiated between the Government and trade unions late last night.

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IRELAND

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Former financial regulator blames ‘the system’ for crash

Former financial regulator Patrick Neary has pointed the “finger of responsibility” at government, the Central Bank, financial institutions, the ESRI, and Europe for what politicians have said was his own failure to do his job.

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Oxford makes history with first woman vice chancellor - and she's Irish

Oxford University is set to appoint an Irish woman as its first female vice chancellor.

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MOST READ: Sergeant took his own life at local station

A young Garda sergeant used a Garda-issue gun to take his own life at his local station.

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SPORT

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Former FIFA boss Warner leaves jail in ambulance

Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner has left a Trinidad jail by ambulance, a day after he was charged over the US corruption case that has seen more than a dozen international football officials and businessmen arrested.

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MOST READ: This season’s top 10 hot trends in the Championship

As sure as night follows day, the opening of the championship prompts the usual suspect collection of talking points. The structure of the competition.

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WORLD

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Girl, six, rescues kitten after firefighters are too big for job

Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain, but a six-year-old girl’s size proved to be just right.

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MOST READ: Sepp Blatter hangs on amid Fifa fall-out

The corruption charges engulfing soccer’s governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, Fifa president Sepp Blatter said yesterday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the scandal.

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BUSINESS

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Irish retail sales enjoy surge

Retail sales surged in April at their fastest rate for over 14 years, the first very strong evidence that confidence is returning to the Main Street.

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MOST READ: Applegreen ‘to transform’ fuel forecourts with €70m share placing

Applegreen, the Irish forecourt fuel supplier, plans to benefit from the “grim” reputation of motorway service stations in Britain as it announced a €70m placing of shares and detailed its expansion plans.

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What will the Marriage Referendum mean for children and schools?

During the marriage referendum campaign, opponents claimed that a yes vote would mean a major change to the religious ethos of Catholic 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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Gilbert O’Sullivan is proud of his Irish roots

From massive hit singles to suing hip hop samplers, Gilbert O’Sullivan has had quite a career, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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EXAMVIRAL

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Video: Limerick launches bid for European Capital of Culture title

The first promotional video for Limerick’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2020 has been launched.

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MOST READ: Tom Hardy’s perfect reaction to a journalist’s sexist Mad Max question is going viral

As if we needed a reason to love Tom Hardy more…

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TECHNOW

Android M will let smartphone batteries doze to extend battery life

Battery life is usually a gripe of ours when it comes to smartphones, but Android M could help rectify that. Google’s upcoming operating system will add a “dozing” feature.

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MOST READ: PS4 exclusive Ultra Street Fighter IV has all the bugs

Another day, another game releasing with a ton of bugs.

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SHOWBIZ

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Miranda: I've grown to love myself

Comedian Miranda Hart has admitted she has finally grown to love herself after feeling she “didn’t fit in” while growing up due to her shape.

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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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