Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

The latest on the Airbus A320 crash in France, a cocaine seizure in Cork, and a look at what it’s like to be a man in 2015 are all part of our lunchtime briefing on the latest and most read content on irishexaminer.com today.   

IRELAND

LATEST: €1.75m worth of cocaine seized in Cork

Cocaine worth €1.75m has been seized in Cork.

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MOST READ: Angelina Jolie: Why I chose surgery again

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer.

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SPORT

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up 

LATEST: Shefflin retires: The character of a legend

Henry Shefflin, who has just anounced his inter-county retirement, proved that for every ounce of talent he possessed, the Ballyhale Shamrocks’ clubman had a grams worth of character.

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MOST READ: I was treated like I killed someone, blasts Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry has said he was treated like he had "killed someone" in the aftermath of the handball that ended Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.

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EXAMVIRAL

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

LATEST: Oldest Irish woman to make history at midnight

In just a few hours, the oldest living person born in Ireland will make history and become the longest living Irish person ever.

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MOST READ: Not the response this woman was expecting from an agony aunt

When this cutting from the Denver Post first made a circulation on social media it caused quite a stir and it’s easy to see why.

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WORLD

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up 

LATEST: 'I went home, and my parents said Paula was dead': School mourns 16 students killed in Germanwings crash

Lara Beer waited at the railway station, looking forward to seeing her best friend, who had been on a week-long exchange trip to Spain.

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MOST READ: Woman jailed over attempt ‘to boil husband’

A woman who poured scalding water over her husband after he failed to satisfy her “unrealistic” financial demands has been jailed for four years.

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BUSINESS

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up 

LATEST: Irish house prices fall for second month in a row

Average house prices have fallen for two months in a row in the face of strict new rules on mortgage lending, official figures have confirmed.

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MOST READ: Hutchison to buy O2 for €14bn

Billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd has agreed to buy O2, Telefonica’s wireless carrier in the UK, for £10.25bn (€14bn) as consolidation heats up in Britain’s phone market.

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LIFESTYLE

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up 

LATEST: What is it like being a man in 2015?

The internet, increased automation, and permission to express emotion, has in one generation, changed life radically for us says Richard Fitzpatrick

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MOST READ: Bob Carlos-Clarke: In the ’White Heat’ of battle

Born in Kinsale Co Cork, he became one of the most iconic photographers of his time. On the 25th anniversary of the publication of ’White Heat’, Suzanne Harrington examines the life of Bob Carlos-Clarke.

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SHOWBIZ

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

MOST READ: WATCH: James Corden gets Tom Hanks to reenact all his movies in eight minutes

James Corden made his debut as host of the Late Late Show on Monday (the US version of course), and we are yet to hear a bad review.

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MOST READ TODAY

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

MOST READ: Mother told she has weeks to live urges others to get simple blood test

A woman in her 50s who was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer has urged women from their 20s upwards to get a simple blood test, which can diagnose the potential killer disease.

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Lifestyle

Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students mustn’t be forced to go through the motions with state exams, and we need creative thinking to find alternatives fast, writes mother and educator Ellie O’Byrne.Policy fail? Insistence that state exams go ahead in June is glib and ignorant

Yes, we all need to stay at home but that doesn't mean your children have to be bored, says Michelle McGlynnWorld of wonder: What to do with the children outdoors

Over the next three weeks, I am going to outline how you can support yourself and your family over this period of lockdown, writes Richard Hogan.Learning Points: Keeping children on a healthy and happy regime

As we are settling into our new routines of self isolation, staying at home and home schooling it feels that a whole new set of pressures is coming down the tracks.Mum's The Word: Pressure to be productive in a world of online classes

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