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Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed A320 airbus; UCC graduate lands dream job; O'Driscoll brothers ready for Cork clash with Mayo; Nasa robot ship to pluck a large boulder off an asteroid, Taxpayers foot €1m bill for Longboat Quay; Conor McGregor gives Dana White a geography lesson

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Co-pilot ‘deliberately’ crashed into Alps killing 150 people on board

The French Alps plane disaster took a dramatic turn after black box recordings pointed to the co-pilot deliberately crashing the Airbus A320 into the mountains.

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IRELAND

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Dramatic conclusion: UCC graduate gets €50k dream job

Clare man Mark Griffin is hoping to reach dizzy new heights in the film or theatre industries after securing €50,000 in Budweiser’s Dream Job competition.

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Teenage girls waited for help that never came

Three out of four teenage girls who died by suicide were known to child protection services and had been on lengthy waiting lists for psychology services, it emerged yesterday.

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SPORT

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Cork includes all three O’Driscoll brothers for top clash with Mayo

Allianz Football League leaders Cork have included all three O’Driscoll brothers for Sunday’s table-topping clash with Mayo.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Kilkenny’s hurling colossus leaves a lasting legacy

One of Mia Hamm's favourite sayings was “You can’t just beat a team. You have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again”. That neatly sums up the effect Henry Shefflin had on various opponents in his intercounty hurling career. He was a colossus.

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WORLD

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Germanwings Crash: ‘Our worst nightmare’

The Germanwings airline said it is stunned and “utterly baffled” as to why one of its pilots deliberately crashed a plane into the Alps killing himself and 149 other people.

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To boulder go on mission to Mars

A Nasa robot ship will pluck a large boulder off an asteroid and sling it around the moon, becoming an ad hoc destination to prepare for future human missions to Mars, the US space agency said.

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BUSINESS

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Irish taxpayers foot €1m bill for firetrap apartments

Taxpayers have paid out €1m to cover the initial cost of ensuring the safety of residents in the Longboat Quay apartment block which was found to be a firetrap last year, the Public Accounts Committee heard yesterday.

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Richie Boucher to ease back from war footing as BoI loan book returns to growth

Greece failed yesterday to secure a quick cash payment from the eurozone rescue fund to help stave off potential bankruptcy next month, raising pressure on Athens to deliver a convincing reform programme within days.

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EXAMVIRAL

Put down the ice cream - here are 5 expert tips to surviving a break-up

It’s inevitable that at some point in your adult life, you’re probably going to go through an absolutely soul-destroying breakup.

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SHOWBIZ

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Apparently Harry Styles' tears weren't for Zayn - he'd got hit in the face with a glowstick

Zayn Malik’s tragic departure from One Direction has left us all with a bit of a hole in our lives, so imagine what it’s done to his beloved band members…

 

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WATCH: Conor McGregor gives UFC boss Dana White a geography lesson

Conor McGregor had no qualms about correcting UFC boss Dana White when he mixed up the UK and Ireland on US television. 

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