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Poison suspected in deaths of Limerick couple; Christian-owned company found guilty of discrimination in gay cake case; and George Takei calls for a Yes vote in marriage referendum. Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

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Poison suspected in deaths of Limerick couple; bodies discovered by burglars

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IRELAND

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Christian-owned company found guilty of discrimination in gay cake case

A Christian-owned bakery which refused to make a cake carrying a pro-gay marriage slogan has been found guilty of discrimination after a landmark legal action.

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MOST READ: Homeless offered sleeping bags instead of housing in Dublin

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SPORT

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Reed pulls out of Irish Open

World number 15 Patrick Reed has confirmed that he will not compete in the Irish Open or this week's BMW PGA Championship, despite having taken up membership of the European Tour.

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MOST READ: Mickey Ned O’Sullivan - Creating a true nation of equals

Former Kerry manager Mickey Ned O’Sullivan wants to tell his own family’s story to advocate a yes vote in the referendum, writes Michael Moynihan.

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WORLD

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Charlie Hebdo cartoonist’s ‘torture’ after killing of colleagues

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is facing new problems, with a top cartoonist leaving because of the emotional burden after extremists killed his colleagues, and divisions over how to use donations from around the world.

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MOST READ: Raped nurse dies after 1973 coma

A Mumbai, India, nurse who was in a coma for 42 years after being sexually assaulted while working in a hospital has died, hospital authorities said. 

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ANALYSIS

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MOST READ: Surrogacy is not a red herring in this debate

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EXAMVIRAL

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Star Trek’s George Takei calls for a Yes vote in marriage referendum

Oh myyy.... George Takei has called for Irish people to vote yes in the upcoming marriage equality referendum.

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MOST READ: See Taylor Swift's Bad Blood stunt fail

Taylor Swift has revealed what happened when a stunt in her new music video went wrong, sending her crashing through a wall.

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: There's a Solitaire tournament coming - your wasted time will be worthwhile!

We've all done it - there's some downtime at the office and no one is around to see, why not play a hand or two of Solitaire?

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BUSINESS

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Greek bailout deal 'very close'

Greece’s finance minister has said he expects an agreement with bailout creditors within the next week, which would save the country from fast-approaching bankruptcy.

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MOST READ: Slowdown in US economy puts pressure on dollar

The marked strengthening of the dollar, evident over the second half of 2014, continued in the early part of 2015, writes Oliver Mangan.

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LIFESTYLE

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MOST READ: Helen Fennell is still in the heart of her family

18-year-old Helen Fennell was given another chance at life when she received a heart transplant and months later was hanging out with Graham Norton in London. But, it wasn’t to be and her heartbroken parents are adamant that she won’t have died in vain, says Ailín Quinlan

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SHOWBIZ

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Eurovision 2015: Six things you need to know about this year’s Eurovision

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Poison suspected in deaths of Limerick couple; bodies discovered by burglars

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