Your Wednesday morning news round up

Employers are to be made responsible for drink and drug testing staff, Cabinet ministers are today set to discuss new measures to address cases where people do not pay water charges and Mourinho agrees a new Chelsea deal. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

TOP STORY

Firms to carry out drug tests on drivers

Employers are to be made responsible for drink and drug testing staff who drive for them under tough new laws being drawn up.

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IRELAND

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LATEST: New debt measures likely to remove threat of jail for unpaid water bills

Cabinet ministers are today set to discuss new measures to address cases where people do not pay water charges.

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MOST READ: Cork Airport’s €200m debt ‘is a red herring’

Cork Airport’s €200m debt is a “red herring” that has no impact on its day-to-day operations but which would be even greater today had the airport been responsible for it over the past number of years, rather than the DAA.

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SPORT

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LATEST: Mourinho agrees new deal - reports

Jose Mourinho has verbally agreed a two-year extension to his Chelsea contract, according to reports.

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MOST READ: Anna Geary reveals career change prompted Cork exit

Cork camogie star Anna Geary last night admitted a career change forced her retirement from the game at inter-county level.

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WORLD

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LATEST: Sheryl Sandberg pays moving tribute to 'love of her life' Dave Goldberg

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has paid a moving tribute to her husband of 11 years Dave Goldberg, after his tragic death while on holiday with her in Mexico.

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MOST READ: Political deadlock looms in Britain

Britain is facing into weeks of political deadlock as both main parties seemed set to fall far short of a majority in tomorrow’s election.

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BUSINESS

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LATEST: Bord Bia and food exporters travel to China for major food fair

Bord Bia and major Irish food exporters are travelling to China to participate at the SIAL China Food Fair, aiming to further build on Ireland's growing trade there.

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MOST READ: ‘Sunday Business Post’ records €218k operating loss

The Sunday Business Post has reported operating losses of €218,889 for the year to the end of June last year.

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VIEWPOINTS

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MOST READ: Political forces erased tenet of common good

Ray Kinsella says Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has made a big contribution but political forces and other interests were too strong to reinstate the principle of public service.  

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LIFESTYLE

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From flowers to honeymoon: everything you need to plan that special day

As wedding season kicks off, Tanya Sweeney looks at what the coolest couples are doing this year.

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EXAMVIRAL

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LATEST: VIDEO: Man in Kerry jersey photobombs Anna Wintour at the Met Gala

Who would have thought that one day the editor of Vogue dressed in custom Chanel and a random guy in a Kerry GAA jersey would ever be in the same photo?

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MOST READ: VIDEO: Hip hop is the pinnacle of music - according to science

For some it was the unforgettable tunes of the Beatles, for others it was the intricate “prog rock” arrangements of Yes or the thunderous melding of blues and folk that was Led Zeppelin.

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TECHNOW

LATEST: There will be a new Indiana Jones movie!

The Indiana Jones trilogy is a pretty rollicking good time and we even heard that there was a fan film called The Crystal Skull which had some decent CG chipmunks in it, but it will never be canon.

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MOST READ: The Witcher 3 will have a day one patch and easy access to new free content

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is right at the top of our list of games of 2015, and we can't wait to play it. With just two weeks to go, we're finding out more about what will happen when you do get that shiny disk.

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SHOWBIZ

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Jeremy Clarkson took a picture of a car and got Top Gear fans very excited

Jeremy Clarkson has been rather quiet on Twitter since the infamous fracas with a Top Gear producer cost him his job presenting the popular motoring show.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

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Irish Water debt measures brought before Cabinet

Debt-enforcement measures will today be brought to the Cabinet table to deduct unpaid water charge bills from people’s welfare payments, pay packets, and from tenants’ deposits.

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