Your Wednesday morning news round up

Prince Charles has expressed regret over lives lost during the troubles, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will appear before the banking inquiry, Gerarrd says Coutinho is the next big thing after award success and US politician has condemned a rape scene in Game of Thrones, branding it as ’disgusting’. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

TOP STORY

Royal Visit: ‘A shared regret’ over deaths in the Troubles

The Prince of Wales has expressed regret over lives lost in the Troubles, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said.

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IRELAND

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Kenny and Ahern to be called before banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern are to be called to give evidence at the Oireachtas banking inquiry.

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MOST READ: Parents accuse HSE of hospital cover-up

Bereaved parents have accused the HSE of covering up warning signs in relation to baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital.

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SPORT

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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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MOST READ: Steven Gerrard labels Coutinho 'next big thing' after winning four awards

Philippe Coutinho swept the board at Liverpool’s end-of-season awards tonight, walking away with player of the season, players’ player, individual performance of the year and goal of the season.

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WORLD

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170 bikers charged over deadly Texas shootout

About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs have been charged with engaging in organised crime following a shootout at a Texas restaurant in which nine people were killed and 18 injured.

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MOST READ: One in seven cars affected in biggest ever US recall

The biggest vehicle recall in US history is affecting nearly one in every seven American cars. 

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BUSINESS

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Aer Lingus sale on Impact convention agenda

The proposed sale of the State's shareholding in Aer Lingus will be on the agenda at a meeting of the Impact trade union today.

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MOST READ: Three Irish banks among raft of downgrades in EU

Fitch Ratings has downgraded more than 20 European banks — including Bank of Ireland, AIB, and Ulster Bank — after concluding a review of potential state support in a crisis.

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VIEWPOINTS

Your Wednesday morning news round up

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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The kings of kids’ YouTube - A parents guide to You Tube vloggers

Parents aren’t yelling at their children to turn off the television anymore. Now it’s YouTube and its thousands of millionaire vloggers who are influencing your children, writes Kelly O’Brien

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EXAMVIRAL

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Prince Charles has never been in the IRA confirms Washington Post

The Washington Post made quite a blunder yesterday.

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MOST READ: VIDEO: Stephen Fry and Jimmy Carr join Irish comedians in backing Marriage Equality

With the referendum just days away, it feels like all eyes are on Ireland at the moment.

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TECHNOW

There's a Solitaire tournament coming - your wasted time will be worthwhile!

We've all done it - there's some downtime at the office and no one is around to see, why not play a hand or two of Solitaire?

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MOST READ: Tomorrowland review

A girl gets involved in a quest to uncover the truth behind the mysterious Tomorrowland.

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SHOWBIZ

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'Disgusting' Game of Thrones rape scene condemned

A rape scene on TV’s Game Of Thrones has been condemned by critics including a US politician.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Your Wednesday morning news round up

MOST READ: Father of boy who died with Mountbatten to see Charles on Mullaghmore visit

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s trip to Ireland will take an emotional turn today when they visit the site where Lord Louis Mountbatten was assassinated.

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