Your Wednesday evening news catch-up

Prince Charles paid tribute to the "grandfather he never had" in his Sligo speech; Rory McIlroy ’would be disappointed not to win one of the next three majors’; and Gerard Howlin says the referendum puts Ireland in the vanguard of global change. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com catch-up. 

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Charles remembers 'grandfather I never had' Mountbatten in Sligo speech

Prince Charles paid tribute to the "grandfather he never had", the assassinated Lord Mountbatten, in a speech this afternoon in which he said friendship with Ireland cannot be based on "pretending the past did not happen".

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IRELAND

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Woman found dead in Limerick officially named

Gardai have confirmed that the body of a woman found in a house in Limerick is that of Julie Holmes Ruttle.

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MOST READ: Askeaton deaths: Charity chief and business manager reveal con details

The head of a children’s charity and the manager of a Galway-based company have told of their encounters with conwoman Julia Holmes, who is believed to have been found dead with her partner Tom Ruttle in their home in Askeaton, Co Limerick, on Monday morning.

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SPORT

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McIlroy 'would be disappointed not to win one of the next three majors'

World number one Rory McIlroy admitted success is now measured in terms of major titles as he looks to defend the BMW PGA Championship title which kick-started his brilliant run of form.

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MOST READ: Rory McIlroy: Golf got me through Caroline Wozniacki agony

Rory McIlroy has revealed how a return to golf helped him overcome the emotional heartbreak of his split from fiancée Caroline Wozniacki.

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WORLD

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Five people trapped in Chinese building collapse

At least five people have been trapped after a nine-storey residential building in south-west China collapsed following a landslide, officials said.

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MOST READ: Advert for executioners condemned as ‘grotesque’ by Amnesty International

Amnesty International has condemned as “grotesque” the Saudi Arabian government’s advertisement for eight executioners to carry out its public beheadings.

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ANALYSIS

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GERARD HOWLIN: Referendum puts Ireland in the vanguard of global change

Marriage equality will perform a function of socially anchoring those who although previously criminalised, must now be anchored effectively within society, writes Gerard Howlin

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LIFESTYLE

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MOST READ: Helen Fennell's parents adamant she won't have died in vain

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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EXAMVIRAL

Child sex abuse film shown at Cannes

The dark side of the movie world has played out on screen in Cannes in An Open Secret, a documentary about child sexual abuse that calls itself “the movie Hollywood doesn’t want you to see.”

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MOST READ: Guy stood up by girl in Graham Norton audience turns up in the Red Chair

Trust Graham Norton to not only mortify an audience member but to do it in such a spectacular fashion.

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TECHNOW

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GameTech: Facebook head says game player could become money maker

ARE you aged 12 or younger? Would you like to become a billionaire? The path to riches and fame is a simple one. Just play games all day. Well, sort of. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, one of the world’s youngest billionaires, attributes his self-taught success to gaming.

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MOST READ: KFC has a wireless tray keyboard which keeps your phone free from tasty grease!

KFC makes really good chicken. You should try it sometime. It's really good. We're not so gone on the new chips though.

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BUSINESS

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No protection for anyone who buys car in private sale, EU consumer centre warns

The European Consumer Centre is warning people that they have no legal protection if they purchase a vehicle in a private transaction.

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MOST READ: Western Union fined €1.75m by Central Bank

The Central Bank has fined Western Union €1.75m after the payment services giant failed to comply with money laundering and terrorist financing laws.

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SHOWBIZ

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WATCH: Christina Aguilera hilariously impersonates Britney, Sia and Miley

Christina Aguilera has officially added impressionist to her long line of credentials by showing off her skills in the new promo video for The Voice.

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MOST READ: Western Union fined €1.75m by Central Bank

The Central Bank has fined Western Union €1.75m after the payment services giant failed to comply with money laundering and terrorist financing laws.

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