Your Monday lunchtime news catch-up

Down Syndrome Ireland paid tribute to a fundraiser who died in a motorcycle crash in Co Clare, the Department of Agriculture is on alert in case deadly Asian hornets arrive in Ireland, the society wedding of the year took place over the weekend and is there something special happening with the Waterford hurlers? These are some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

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Charity pays tribute to 'much loved' father-of-three killed in Clare crash

Down Syndrome Ireland has been paying tribute to one of its biggest fundraisers who died in a motorcycle crash in Co Clare yesterday.

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IRELAND

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LATEST: State 'covering up' real cost of nursing home care: Nursing Homes Ireland

The body which represents nursing homes across the country is urging the Minister for Health to publish up-to-date details on the cost of care in Ireland.

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MOST READ: Departments on alert for influx of deadly Asian hornets

The message from the Department of Agriculture to any invasion by Asian hornets is pretty clear: Buzz off.

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SPORT

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LATEST: Mayweather to surrender titles

Floyd Mayweather plans to surrender all five of his world titles after deciding the climax to his unbeaten career in September will be fought for prestige only.

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MOST READ: The start of something special for Waterford?

Here is the thread of the game. As Waterford supporters streamed onto the turf in Semple Stadium yesterday after a comprehensive victory in the NHL final, a trim gent in his thirties threw his arms around a player in white and blue.

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WORLD

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LATEST: 63 tonnes of Irish aid arrive in Nepal as agencies plan for years of relief work

Sixty-three tonnes of Irish aid have arrived in earthquake-stricken Nepal.

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MOST READ: No name revealed for new princess

Prince Harry has described the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter as “absolutely beautiful” as her doting grandparents visited the baby princess.

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ANALYSIS

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MOST READ: Online surge for yes, but will youth vote?

Most online comment supports passing the marriage equality referendum, but many younger people are not registered to vote, writes Dan Buckley

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EXAMVIRAL

MOST READ: First look at the Suicide Squad cast together as David Ayer reveals new photo

Task Force X cast members, assemble!

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: Samsung's Galaxy S6 has a major RAM issue

Samsung knows that some Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices are experiencing performance problems. The good news is that it’s working to fix their issues.

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BUSINESS

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LATEST: 59 jobs to go at insurer RSA

Fifty-nine jobs are to go and 30 more are in jeopardy at troubled insurer RSA.

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MOST READ: Minimum wage rise ‘would hit small businesses’

One of the leading mouthpieces for the small business community has called for a three-year minimum wage freeze to allow SMEs more time to continue their recovery and gain further certainty on labour costs.

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LIFESTYLE

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MOST READ: The habits of a lifetime are hardest to break

We have so many ingrained behaviours that we haven’t even realised we don’t enjoy TV anymore or that our procrastination can be overcome, writes Emer Sexton

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SHOWBIZ

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Bruce Jenner sacks Kris as manager; she's reportedly not happy

Bruce Jenner has sacked Kris Jenner as his manager.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

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Billionaire Desmond’s son marries designer Stephanie Smart

The village of Ballingarry, Co Limerick played host to the society wedding of the year at the weekend when famous footballers and TV stars descended to watch Dermot Desmond’s son tie the knot with fashion designer Stephanie Smart.

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