Your Thursday evening news catch-up

An Irish woman and her two-year-old daughter were killed in a car crash in Poland, President Michael D Higgins has lead a commemoration ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, Joan Burton has defended plans to deduct Irish Water bills from wages and Irish sporting personality Arthur Spring has died. Catch up with this evening’s top and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

TOP STORY

Irish woman and two-year-old daughter killed in car crash in Poland

A man whose wife and daughter were killed in a horrific collision yesterday has said he has "lost everything" after they were "abruptly and brutally taken away".

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IRELAND

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Tributes paid to victims of Lusitania sinking on 100th anniversary

President Michael D Higgins has lead a commemoration ceremony in Cork to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.

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Tánaiste defends plans to deduct Irish Water bills from wages

The Tánaiste is defending the Government's controversial new plans to deduct unpaid Irish Water bills from wages and welfare payments.

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MOST READ: Sporting personality Arthur Spring dies

The death has occurred of Dr Arthur Spring, one of the best-known sporting personalities in Ireland.

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LUSITANIA COMMEMORATION CEREMONY

Photos and videos from RMS Lusitania Centenary events

Recap the days events from Courtmacsherry where Irish Examiner reporter Denise O’Donoghue captured the commemoration ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.

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SPORT

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Newcastle's Carver: I'm the best coach in the Premier League

John Carver has insisted he is the best coach in the Barclays Premier League despite leading the club to eight successive defeats and into the thick of a relegation fight.

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MOST READ: Castlehaven mourns Cork servant Michael Burns

The GAA community in Castlehaven and Cork has been left shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Michael Burns, a member of the 1989 All-Ireland SFC-winning panel.

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WORLD

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US court of appeal finds NSA phone exceeds legal basis

The bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court has said.

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MOST READ: Mother in artificial conception deal with gay men loses case

A woman who gave birth to a girl after a man agreed to donate sperm has lost a family court fight over the youngster’s future.

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ANALYSIS

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MOST READ: The events that set two students on their political course

On the 70th anniversary of the V-E riot in Dublin, Ryle Dwyer notes how the burning of the Tricolour spurred two young UCD students and future taoisigh into action.

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LIFESTYLE

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MOST READ: Lusitania: A voyage of the damned

One hundred years ago, the RMS Lusitania sank in less than 18 minutes off the coast of Cork. Richard Fitzpatrick delves into two new books which examine the actions that led to the unnecessary death of 1,198 men, women and children.

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EXAMVIRAL

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VIDEO: Dublin public offered ’One question – answered truthfully! What would you ask?’

Filmmaker David Strogen took to the streets of Dublin recently to ask people a powerful question.

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MOST READ: The possibility of alien life just got a whole lot more real

The chance of there being alien life has just been greatly increased after scientists discovered that Earth-like oceans may be common on planets in other solar systems.

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TECHNOW

Classic mobile game Snake is back - but how will we play it without keys!?

A long, long time ago (in 1997 to be exact) a design engineer at Nokia called Taneli Armanto worked some magic and brought Snake to the Nokia 6110. And a legend was born.

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MOST READ: Magic Mike XXL trailer - sexual healing

Magic Mike was a fun dance/stripper movie kind of hidden inside an introspective drama. Magic Mike XXL looks like its all about the fun.

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BUSINESS

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Tech cluster submission could create 1,300 jobs, says it@Cork

The IT sector’s representative body in the south of the country, it@Cork, has submitted an application to the Government seeking funding for an initiative that could create 1,300 jobs over the coming years.

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MOST READ: Teagasc board welcomes two industry appointees

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has approved the appointments of Cliona Murphy and Liam Woulfe to the Teagasc authority, both for five-year terms.

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SHOWBIZ

11 mistakes in Friends you won't believe you missed

This week marks 11 years since the final episode of Friends.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Adam Levine gets a little sweetness in his life after sugar-bomb attack

Sugar singer Adam Levine has been the victim of a sugar-bomb attack, mocking his own hit song.

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