Your Thursday evening catch-up

Shocking revelations of how a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed his own plane killing 150 people, the charging of three more people in relation to the Makayabella drugs seizure and Conor McGregor's geography lesson for UFC boss Dana White are all part of our evening briefing on the latest and most read content on irishexaminer.com right now.   

IRELAND

LATEST: Three more charged over Makayabella drugs seizure

Three more people have been charged over an international drugs bust off the coast of Ireland last year.

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MOST READ: Tánaiste: ‘Deeply problematic’ to take water bill from dole

Tánaiste Joan Burton has told the Labour Party that it would be “deeply problematic” to deduct dole from welfare claimants who are unwilling to pay water charges.

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SPORT

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

Your Thursday evening catch-up 

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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MOST READ: Henry Shefflin the Great, hurling’s complete package

IT would have been the perfect farewell and it very nearly came to pass last Tuesday week, but Colin Fennelly slightly overcooked his pull-back from the right – he hit it a little too well – and Henry Shefflin, in space right in front of the Kilmallock goal, couldn’t quite get his hand to the sliotar.

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EXAMVIRAL

LATEST: POLL: If you had €349,000, would you spend it on this watch?

Your Thursday evening catch-up

Today in the Irish Examiner, it was revealed that Keane’s jewellers in Cork city has sold a Patek Philippe watch worth almost €350,000.

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MOST READ: 10 Irish place names among the rudest in the world

A new interactive map highlighting the vaguely rudest placenames in the world has included ten Irish areas in its collection.

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WORLD

LATEST: 'Personal life issue' likely behind crashing of Germanwings flight

Your Thursday evening catch-up 

Investigators will delve in to the personal life of Andreas Lubitz to uncover any clues about his mental state after the revelation that the co-pilot deliberately crashed his own plane, an aviation psychologist said.

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MOST READ: Jeremy Clarkson could face police action over attack

Jeremy Clarkson faces the possibility of police action after the “unprovoked” attack on a colleague that left them in hospital and ended his BBC career.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: EasyJet increases profit hopes

Your Thursday evening catch-up 

Low-cost airline easyJet has lifted profit expectations for its traditionally weaker first half but warned it could be buffeted by volatile exchange rates and oil prices in coming months.

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MOST READ: Greece fails to get fast cash from eurozone rescue fund

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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LIFESTYLE

LATEST: How to get modern children to fall in love with reading

Your Thursday evening catch-up 

While previous generations became bookworms because of boredom and rainy days, it’s not so easy with this generation who have aptastic technology to turn to, writes Arlene Harris

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MOST READ: Kit Harington has his sword at the ready for new Game of Thrones season

Kit Harington will be to the fore as Jon Snow in the new series of Game of Thrones, writes Shilpa Ganatra

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SHOWBIZ

MOST READ: Now One Direction fans are trying to BUY the band through crowdfunding

Your Thursday evening catch-up

In another weird turn of events in this week’s dramatic One Direction saga, fans are trying to buy the band through a crowdfunding page, set up at 4am on Thursday morning.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

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

Your Thursday evening catch-up 

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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Lifestyle

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Over the next three weeks, I am going to outline how you can support yourself and your family over this period of lockdown, writes Richard Hogan.Learning Points: Keeping children on a healthy and happy regime

As we are settling into our new routines of self isolation, staying at home and home schooling it feels that a whole new set of pressures is coming down the tracks.Mum's The Word: Pressure to be productive in a world of online classes

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