Your Tuesday lunchtime news catch-up

Millions set aside for Germanwings crash costs, 90 percent of teachers need training, Catholic weddings declining and Dunphy claims McCarthy is a flop. Some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com this lunchtime


NEW DEVELOPMENT

Insurers set aside $300m for Germanwings Alps crash claims

Lufthansa says its insurers are setting aside $300m (€276.45m) to deal with possible costs resulting from the French Alps crash in which 150 people died.

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IRELAND

Teachers need training, survey shows, but impasse with Minister continues

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90% percent of English teachers say they need extra training for the new Junior Cycle course.

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28% of weddings are civil ceremonies, as number of Catholic services fall

Nearly three out of 10 weddings last year were civil marriages.

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SPORT

Dunphy: James McCarthy is ‘a terrible flop’

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Pundit Eamon Dunphy was sharply critical of the Republic of Ireland’s James McCarthy on RTE radio show Game On last night.

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Newcastle profits provoke questions

Newcastle have emerged as one of the most profitable clubs in the Barclays Premier League after announcing record profits of £18.7million last season.

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EXAMVIRAL

Your Tuesday lunchtime news catch-up

WATCH: Republic of Telly send up Conor McGregor and Irish Water in new video

Republic of Telly hit a high note last night as they decided to take the mickey out of popular UFC fighter Conor McGregor.

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Quiz: Are you a cat or a dog person?

This quiz will leave you in no doubt as to whether you're a puppy person or a feline friend.

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WORLD

LATEST: 15 bodies in Kashmir floods

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At least 15 people have died in floodwater which submerged several areas in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region, police said.

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MOST READ: Bride guilty of shooting niece dead at wedding in US

A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.

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BUSINESS

Black-market criminals 'laughing in our face' says retail group

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Organised crime and the black economy are costing the retail sector millions of euro a week, a retail group has warned.

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'Highest ever' volume of hotel sales achieved in Q1 this year

The first three months of this year saw the highest quarterly volume of hotel sales ever achieved in Ireland, according to figures released today.

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LIFESTYLE

BDSM: The dangers and delights of games people play

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Rita de Brún sought the views of some therapists as she looked at the dark world of sadomasochism and BDSM

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Top ten tips and recipes for cooking for a crowd

Cooking for a communion or confirmation party? Not sure where to begin? The trick lies in planning ahead. If you do, you will not have to spend all your time in the kitchen on the big day when you should be mixing with guests.

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SHOWBIZ

Zayn Malik solo demo track is posted online

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Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has made his solo debut only days after quitting the band when a demo of one of his new songs appeared online.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

How Graham Dwyer kept his dark desires secret

For all intents and purposes, Graham Dwyer the father, the architect, the aviation enthusiast, seemed to be living a completely ordinary life.

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Lifestyle

As the clocks go ahead, so does your style. Corina Gaffney picks your new wardrobe heroesFashion forward: Spring fashion as the clocks change

Des O'Sullivan gives an overview of the changed dates for much-anticipated salesAntiques & FIne Art: What events are put on hold for now?

Virtual auctions a welcome distraction, writes Des O’SullivanBuyers adapt with ease to bid online while grounded

I wish I could write us all back in time, when we could pop to the shops without fear, when grandparents did not have to wave through a window at their grandchildren.Michelle Darmody: Recipes with simple ingredients

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