Your Tuesday morning news round up

Just 10% of the population owns more than half of the country’s net household wealth; Gardaí working on information received after abandoned-baby appeal; and there is a website that tells you how popular or common your surname is. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

TOP STORY

Top 10% own over half of Irish wealth

More than half of the country’s net household wealth rests in the hands of just 10% of the population, while people in less well-off sectors of society owe more than they own.

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IRELAND

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Gardaí working on information received after abandoned-baby appeal

It is reported that gardaí have received a number of calls from the public in response to an appeal for information about a baby found on a Dublin roadside.

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MOST READ: Land ahoy as one of the world’s longest luxury liners, MSC Splendida docks in Cork

One of the world’s longest cruise liners docked in Cork today — all 333m of her.

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SPORT

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Red meat off menu for Aguero

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed that cutting out red meat and pasta has been the key to his superb form this season.

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MOST READ: Martin O’Neill to resist bringing Jack Grealish into Ireland squad

He’s the most talked about Irish player in England and, in all probability, will be the most talked about player at Martin O’Neill’s latest squad announcement today.

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WORLD

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Hollande calls for end to US embargo on Cuba

French president Francois Hollande called for the ending of the US trade embargo on Cuba during a brief visit to the island.

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MOST READ: Breast milk helps lost runner survive

Breast milk, dirt and the thought of being reunited with her family helped a New Zealand woman survive being lost in rugged wilderness.

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BUSINESS

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Greece two weeks from new crisis, warns finance minister

The Greek finance minister has warned that his country could face a fresh cash crisis within two weeks.

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MOST READ: Ministers hail €450m pharma plan in Dublin

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has hailed plans by US company Alexion Pharmaceuticals to invest €450m in expanding its facility in west Dublin as one of the largest healthcare investments ever made in the State.

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VIEWPOINTS

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Marriage Equality Referendum: Why I’ll tick that níl box in a pink glitter pen

Marriage is a legal institution with a purpose: Children. For that reason it is the union of a man and a woman and anything else is something else, argues Paddy Manning.

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LIFESTYLE

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The ‘Irish Angels’ who swapped Ireland for the UK

By the 1970s, Irish women made up 12% of Britain’s nurses. One of them was Mary Hazard, and her autobiography recounts her 60 happy years with the NHS, says Sharon Ni Chonchúir.

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EXAMVIRAL

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This is not a glass of water

Despite everything your eye may tell you, this is not a glass of water.

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MOST READ: There is a website that tells you how popular or common your surname is

Have you ever wondered if your surname is common or unusual?

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TECHNOW

Kanye West has a gold Link Bracelet Apple Watch

Kanye West can unsurprisingly be added to the list of celebrities sporting an all-gold Apple Watch Edition with a gold Link Bracelet.

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MOST READ: Constantine TV show is totally dead

It's all go at cinemas this week, with movies both big, small and absolutely massive including the returning of the very, very Mad Max in Fury Road. Can Tom Hardy survive a post-world wasteland? Probably!

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SHOWBIZ

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Joan Rivers 'had list of people she wanted to die in plane crash'

Joan Rivers kept a "fake flight manifest" she called Death Flight 5000, which included several people she hoped would be killed in a fantasy air traffic accident, according to her daughter Melissa Rivers.

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MOST READ: There is a website that tells you how popular or common your surname is

Have you ever wondered if your surname is common or unusual?

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