Your Monday evening catch-up

An appeal by a mother diagnosed with ovarian cancer for all women to take a simple diagnostic blood test, an off duty garda arrested on suspicion of drink driving and the fall-out from Louis Theroux's take on insanity are all part of our evening briefing on the latest and most read content on irishexaminer.com today.   

IRELAND

LATEST: Mother told she has weeks to live urges others to get simple blood test

A woman in her 50s who was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer has urged women from their 20s upwards to get a simple blood test, which can diagnose the potential killer disease.

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MOST READ: Off-duty garda arrested on suspicion of drink driving

An off-duty garda has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after the vehicle he was driving rear-ended a garda patrol car which was responding to a roadside breakdown.

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SPORT

Your Monday evening catch-up 

LATEST: WATCH: Alan Quinlan’s son steals the show during live TV interview

Former Ireland rugby player Alan Quinlan lost control of an interview on Sky News yesterday, when son AJ decided he wanted in on the action.

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MOST READ: Jose Mourinho says title race should be over for Chelsea

Jose Mourinho had warned his side about being complacent as they close in on their first Premier League title since 2010 but, on this evidence, his words had fallen on deaf ears.

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WORLD

Your Monday evening catch-up 

LATEST: Boy died from head injuries after heavy shop mirror fell on him

A four-year-old boy died from “devastating” head injuries when an unstable shop mirror fell on him, an inquest heard.

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MOST READ: McCain: ‘Get over temper tantrum Obama’

US senator John McCain accused President Barack Obama of throwing a “temper tantrum” over comments by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, adding to the conflict between the White House and the Republican-dominated Congress over Israel.

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BUSINESS

Your Monday evening catch-up 

LATEST: Govt to keep tourism 9% VAT rate as long as feasible

The Government is unveiling a new tourism strategy aimed at garnering up to €5bn from 10 million overseas visitors by 2025.

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MOST READ: Strong dollar could trigger ’earnings recession’

The surging value of the US dollar may be posing the biggest threat to corporate earnings since the 2008 financial crisis, impacting results at most US-based multinationals. Some on Wall St are even talking about an earnings recession.

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LIFESTYLE

Your Monday evening catch-up 

LATEST: Why do parents continue working if a salary only just covers childcare?

Irish parents are spending about a quarter of their income on children with some paying up to 40%. But can you imagine saving up for your childcare? Andrea Mara spoke to one mother who said she had no other choice.

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MOST READ: The enigma that is Rebekah Brooks

When Rebekah Brooks resigned amid the greatest scandal in newspaper history, many thought that would be the end of her. They were wrong, writesSuzanne Harrington. 

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EXAMVIRAL

Your Monday evening catch-up

LATEST: Pint explodes in Louth pub, resident ghost blamed

We’ve seen pints smash in pubs but usually because a rowdy patron bumped off it. This instance is completely different.

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MOST READ: Irish lad sings beautiful version of Bring Him Home to brain damaged brother

This is a sure sign that one of the strongest relationships out there is that of two brothers.

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SHOWBIZ

MOST READ: 13 stages people went through watching Louis Theroux's By Reason Of Insanity

In Louis Theroux’s new BBC documentary series he shows an incredible insight into Ohio’s state psychiatric hospitals. He met patients who have committed crimes – some extremely violent – while in the grip of severe mental health conditions, and have been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

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MOST READ TODAY

Your Monday evening catch-up

Not the response this woman was expecting from an 'Agony Aunt'

When this cutting from the Denver Post first made a circulation on social media it caused quite a stir and it’s easy to see why.

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Lifestyle

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Des O'Sullivan gives an overview of the changed dates for much-anticipated salesAntiques & FIne Art: What events are put on hold for now?

Virtual auctions a welcome distraction, writes Des O’SullivanBuyers adapt with ease to bid online while grounded

I wish I could write us all back in time, when we could pop to the shops without fear, when grandparents did not have to wave through a window at their grandchildren.Michelle Darmody: Recipes with simple ingredients

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