Your Wednesday evening news catch-up

Irish people take to Twitter to pay tribute to Derek Davis, it's been announced that Ireland have successfully bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup and a district court judge has said that a case of a man charged with careless driving a bicycle is the first such case he has come across in the courts. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

TOP STORY - DEREK DAVIS

Presenter Derek Davis dies, aged 67

RTÉ broadcaster Derek Davis has passed away, aged 67. News of his death emerged on RTÉ's Sean O’Rourke show at midday.

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This much I know: Derek Davis

An interview Derek Davis gave the Irish Examiner at the end of last year.

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Twitter flooded with tributes after passing of Derek Davis

After the news that legendary broadcaster Derek Davis has passed away today, Irish people took to Twitter to pay tribute to a man they all remember fondly

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IRELAND

Your Wednesday evening news catch-up

Careless cycling case ‘a first’ for judge

A district court judge said yesterday that a case of a man charged with careless driving a bicycle is the first such case he has come across in the courts.

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Your Wednesday evening news catch-up

Love/Hate actor appears in court in connection with armed robbery

Love/Hate actor Stephen Clinch has appeared in court today accused of stealing more than €50,000 during an armed robbery at the Gate Hotel on Dublin’s Parnell Street on Monday morning.

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MOST READ: A Lidl embarrassment for Germans thanks to Waterford Whispers

A German media outlet was left a Lidl bit embarrassed this week after they fell for a satirical report from Waterford Whispers News.

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SPORT

Your Wednesday evening news catch-up 

Ireland to host Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2017

Fantastic news for women’s sport in this country, as it is announced that Ireland have successfully bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

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MOST READ: JOHN RIORDAN: A stain on the Tom Brady legacy

In among the rubble and whirlwind of hot and bothered sports talk radio that blitzed through Monday evening’s rush hour, one bit of perspective on the heavy sanctioning of Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady rang true.

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WORLD

Your Wednesday evening news catch-up 

Merlin the cat enters the record books

Meet Merlin — the ideal pet as long as you do not mind the noise. 

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MOST READ: Hawking to appear at Glastonbury festival

He has appeared alongside The Simpsons and Monty Python and now Professor Stephen Hawking is to play Glastonbury.

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ANALYSIS

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Trapped in smouldering housing boom rubble

Michael Clifford poses questions after six houses in a boom-time estate were razed in a fire in 20 minutes despite standards stating a fire should take an hour to spread from each house.

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LIFESTYLE

Your Wednesday evening news catch-up 

MOST READ: Album review: Leonard Cohen - Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour

It’s been less than five months since the release of Leonard Cohen’s Live In Dublin, a sumptuous, four-disc chronicling of one of his many gigs at what is now the 3Arena.

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EXAMVIRAL

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This little boy is utterly perplexed by… a pay phone

So here’s something to make you feel old…

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MOST READ: WATCH: Producers issue apology for the worst TV prank ever

We would love to know how the decision to stage this prank was made? Did no one stop at any point and wonder if they were doing the right thing?

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TECHNOW

Moto 360 2 smartwatch may be announced soon

It’s not all that surprising that Motorola is working on the Moto 360 2 smartwatch, but it may be out sooner than many might have thought.

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MOST READ: Assassin's Creed: Syndicate trailer breaks first rule of fight club

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is official and here is its debut trailer. Apparently Ubisoft doesn’t know that you’re not supposed to talk about fight club.

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BUSINESS

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'Modest growth' for core business at C&C

C&C Group today announced its results for the year ended February 28, 2015.

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MOST READ: Britain seeks early EU vote

Prime Minister David Cameron will hold an early referendum on membership of the EU if he can first reach a deal that satisfies his demands for major changes in Britain’s relationship with Europe.

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SHOWBIZ

SPOILERS: Paris Jackson is all grown up and celebrating two years of sobriety

You might remember our first glimpse of Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson from her emotional words at his funeral in 2009.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

GERARD HOWLIN: Marriage Equality Referendum is about how you really feel about gay people

ONE WEEK from Friday, we’ll have the chance to amend the constitution and allow marriage equality for all, writes Gerard Howlin.

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