Broadcaster Derek Davis has passed away aged 67, Limerick is set to become home to an international film studio and former Republic of Ireland player Kenny Cunningham believes that Martin O’Neill should not make any further attempts to bring Jack Grealish into the Irish squad. Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.
TOP STORY - DEREK DAVISPresenter 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.
An interview Derek Davis gave the Irish Examiner at the end of last year.
Cork County Council is taking legal action to recoup an insurance policy to fix what has been dubbed “the worst ghost estate in Ireland”.
READ MORE International film studio moves to Limerick
The distance between Hollywood and Limerick is set to get a whole lot shorter as plans for an international film studio based in the Treaty City leap ahead.
MOST READ: Man danced on takeaway counter and hit customer
A 24-year-old earning up to £800 (€1,120) a week tax-free danced on a takeaway food café counter and then attacked a customer.
Brilliant Barcelona three steps from heaven
Barcelona remain on course for a second treble as a club, and it’s all down to their scintillating front three.
MOST READ: Cunningham: ‘I wouldn’t call Grealish up again’
Former Republic of Ireland player Kenny Cunningham believes that Martin O’Neill should not make any further attempts to bring Jack Grealish into the Irish squad.
Five killed in Philadelphia train crash
A passenger train has derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring scores more.
MOST READ: Dementia and ADHD medication criticised
People should stop taking antidepressants and drugs for dementia and ADHD as their benefits are exaggerated and they would be healthier in the long-term without them, a professor has suggested.
MOST READ: 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.
VIDEO: Men use simulator to experience labour pains
Buzzfeed’s Try Guys have been doing a five-part special on Motherhood and part 4 of that series saw the guys simulate childbirth to hilarious effect.
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?
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.
Irish banks ‘must improve their capital levels’
Irish banks need to further strengthen and improve their capital levels given the risk of contagion across the eurozone banking sector, which remains as underestimated as it was prior to the financial crash of 2008.
MOST READ: Plenty outside of Dublin to attract FDI
Three things are happening this week which underscore the ongoing positive momentum enveloping the Cork economy.
MOST READ: Life comes full Circle for ABBA co-creator Benny Andresson
It’s 41 years since the Swedish band won Eurovision with ’Waterloo’, but, at 68, co-writer Andersson is still diversifying. The composer of musicals Chess and Mamma Mia has just produced a teen horro with his son, writes Helen Barlow
U2 show to go ahead as scheduled after family bereavement
The opening night of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour will go ahead as scheduled this Thursday night in Vancouver despite the death of Larry Mullen’s Father.
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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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