Retail recovering on Irish high streets, Cork's oldest gay bar closes, Bingham wins World snooker championship and Bressie writes about marriage equality. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.
TOP STORYSeeds of recovery starting to flower on high streets
More outlets are opening on the country’s prime shopping streets, writes Peter O’Dwyer
LATEST: Two bodies found in Wexford; Gardaí not treating it as suspicious
An Investigation has been launched following the discovery of the remains of two people in County Wexford.
MOST READ: Cork says goodbye to Loafers as Ireland’s oldest gay bar closes
Cork institution Loafer’s, which describes itself as the country’s oldest gay bar, closed its door for the final time last night.
LATEST: Bingham didn’t realise he had won until crowd applauded
Stuart Bingham completed an astonishing transformation from journeyman to king of the Crucible as he brilliantly beat Shaun Murphy to take the Betfred World Championship title.
MOST READ: Flying fit Waterford eager for summer revels
Billed as a clash of styles, Waterford’s deep-lying workrate versus Cork’s off-the-cuff improvisation, Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final saw the Déise record an emphatic win.
LATEST: FBI watched Texas shooting suspect for years
One of the suspected gunmen who opened fire outside a Texas art contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was known to the FBI since 2006, but despite more than 1,500 hours of surveillance, he was prosecuted only once, it has emerged.
MOST READ: Infant British princess named Charlotte
William and Kate have named their baby daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace has announced.
LATEST: BoI chief and former head of Ulster Bank to appear before Banking Inquiry
The Group Chief Executive of Bank of Ireland and the former head of Ulster Bank will appear before the Banking Inquiry today.
MOST READ: Barclays wins ruling in Lehman case
The US Supreme Court yesterday allowed Barclays to claim about $4bn (€3.6bn) of disputed assets as part of its hurried purchase of much of Lehman Brothers Holdings’ brokerage unit at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.
MOST READ: ‘I find it really hard to believe that we have to vote on whether two people who love each other can get married’
If you believe in equality and want to see teenagers grow up in a society that accepts everyone equally, please vote yes on May 22, writes Niall Breslin
Ballet school is helping rural areas to keep step with the times
Once considered urban and elitist, ballet is being widely taught in rural areas thanks to teachers who believe ballet should be open to all, writes Ailin Quinlan
LATEST: VIDEO: Five-year-old recreates Bruce Lee nunchaku moves perfectly
You don’t want to mess with this kid.
MOST READ: VIDEO: Blind man and armless man plant 12,000 trees
A man with no arms and his blind friend have populated a once-barren river bank in China with 12,000 trees.
LATEST: Shadow of Mordor is the Game of the Year at the Game Developers Choice Awards
Shadow of Mordor was really, really great. So great that its still earning 'best of 2014' awards some 3 months into the new twelvemonth.
MOST READ: Rock Out With Your Plastic Guitars Out – Rock Band 4 Announced
It’s time to get the plastic instruments out of the attic or garage. Harmonix officially announced Rock Band 4, which will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.
Matt LeBlanc says Friends spin-off Joey was always going to flop
Actor Matt LeBlanc has admitted that his Friends spin-off Joey was destined to fail.
MOST READ RIGHT NOW
Man hit by car after going to wedding
The victim of an early- morning road accident yesterday in east Cork attended a wedding in the area on Saturday and had only recently returned home to Ireland after years working in New Zealand.
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