Your Thursday morning news round up

Gardaí have arrested a man on suspicion of selling illegal drugs in a Dublin nightclub outside which Anna Hick collapsed, Manchester Utd have entered the fray in the Raheem Sterling saga, Chris Pratt confirms Avengers appearance and A six-year-old wonder boy from Co Limerick has become the country’s youngest member of Mensa. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

TOP STORY

Prince Charles helps to free village from shadows of past

After all the meticulously prepared speeches and polite exchanges, it was casual talk of shrimping boats and tides that held Prince Charles rapt.

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IRELAND

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Man arrested at nightclub where Dublin student died

It is reported Gardaí have arrested a man on suspicion of selling illegal drugs in the Dublin nightclub outside which Ana Hick collapsed last weekend.

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MOST READ: Parents marvel at Ireland’s youngest Mensa member but his mind is on Man Utd

A six-year-old wonder boy from Co Limerick has become the country’s youngest member of Mensa.

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SPORT

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United linked to Raheem Sterling

Liverpool’s battle to hang on to Raheem Sterling appears to have taken another twist with Manchester United reportedly entering the fray.

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MOST READ: Brendan Devenney: Out-of-hand sledgers taunted bereaved minor player

Former Donegal star Brendan Devenney has alleged that a county minor footballer was taunted about the death of his father by opposition players.

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WORLD

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Copter pilot facing nine years in jail for landing on capitol lawn

A man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America’s most restricted airspace before landing at the US Capitol will appear in court today, facing charges that carry up to nine and a half years in prison.

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MOST READ: Prostitute pleads guilty in Google exec’s death

A California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.

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BUSINESS

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Ryanair ‘taking the lead’ on sale of Aer Lingus

Political controversy surrounding the proposed €1.34bn bid for Aer Lingus by Willie Walsh’s International Airlines Group has heated up after Fianna Fáil questioned whether the Coalition is allowing Ryanair to take the lead on the sale of Aer Lingus.

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MOST READ: September opening for Wetherspoon’s Cork pub

UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon will have its first Irish pub outside Dublin open by the start of September, in Cork city centre.

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VIEWPOINTS

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VICTORIA WHITE: Every adult should have an equal opportunity to run for presidency

It’s critical we turn around as a society and give young adults the respect accorded to adulthood, the respect they deserve, writes Victoria White

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LIFESTYLE

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Deirdre Kane is standing up for her midlife crisis

Deirdre O’Kane is back to stand-up after six years of TV and film acting —and her midlife crisis is

centre stage says Colm O’Regan

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EXAMVIRAL

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The DOs and DON’Ts of voting in Friday’s referenda

If you’re over the age of 18 and on the register of electors then you’re eligible to vote on Friday’s referenda. If you’re a first time voter or just a bit rusty, here’s a handy guide explaining everything you need to do to vote successfully.

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MOST READ: Support pours in for journalist after sharing hate mail on Twitter

There was an outpouring of support on social media last night after journalist and marriage equality campaigner Una Mullaly tweeted a photo of a letter she received from a reader.

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TECHNOW

Chris Pratt could appear in Avengers: Infinity War

Chris Pratt confirmed that he will be appearing in Marvel movies, outside of Guardians of the Galaxy.

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MOST READ: The flame spewing guitar car in Mad Max Fury Road was called The Doof Wagon!

We're not sure we were entirely prepared for the insanity which is Mad Max Fury Road but it's here, it's huge and it's utterly demented.

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SHOWBIZ

Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw 'scares off older listeners'

Who’d have thought that losing listeners would give BBC’s Radio 1 a reason to celebrate?

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

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MOST READ: Guy stood up by girl in Graham Norton audience turns up in the Red Chair

Trust Graham Norton to not only mortify an audience member but to do it in such a spectacular fashion.

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