Win a stunning staycation for two at the newly refurbished four-start Carrigaline Hotel

A relaxing summer retreat to Co. Cork is awaiting one lucky winner, with a two-night luxury escape for two to the fabulous Carrigaline Court Hotel up for grabs. The four-star hotel is situated just 20 minutes from Cork’s city centre, while holidaymakers can soak up the sun, sea and sand at the harbour village of Crosshaven and Myrtleville Beach, located on its doorstep.

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WIN A BREAK AWAY FOR THE CORK LGBT+ PRIDE FESTIVAL

This year’s fabulous Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival takes place from July 27 to August 5 and features a jam-packed week of events throughout the city and county, culminating in the fabulous Cork Pride Parade and On Street After-Party on August 4 from 1-6pm.

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Win a Cocoa Brown Hamper

This competition is now closed. Congratulations Maryellen O''Driscoll, Dripsey, Co Cork 

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Lindsay Woods: That high horse parked over by the barrel marked, ‘My last shred of dignity,’ is in fact mine

THERE is a scene in the film Mean Girls in which one of the lead characters, Regina George, invites her nemesis and our burgeoning heroine, Cady, to her house along with her group of friends.

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Brendan Grace's illness 'just a little setback', family member says

Brendan Grace's son-in-law has spoken of the comedian's illness and his willingness to return to the limelight.

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Connolly's Red Mills pulls sponsorship of greyhound racing

Connolly's Red Mills is the latest company to cease its sponsorship of greyhound racing.

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ASAP Rocky's Longitude appearance in doubt as rapper is detained by Swedish authorities

ASAP Rocky is due to appear in court in Sweden this morning in relation to an alleged assault.

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In Pictures: US celebrates Independence Day

Fireworks, parades and even a hot dog eating competition marked the Fourth of July in America.

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Restaurant review: Franks on Camden Street

AS YOU may have gathered by now the Dublin restaurant scene is as vibrant as it has ever been and the great news is that the standards are staying high. If you want to experience it you could start at the bottom of South Great Georges Street and walk towards Rathmines and you will pass several excellent restaurants at all price ranges on this route alone.

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Titanic survivor’s light-up cane to be sold at auction

Auctioneers described Ella White’s cane as one of the most extraordinary items to have survived the sinking.

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New departure: Landmark JFK terminal transformed into a retro-style hotel

New departure: Landmark JFK terminal transformed into a retro-style hotel

Eero Saarinen’s landmark JFK terminal has been transformed into the new retro-styled TWA Hotel, writes Kya deLongchamps

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Ireland's love affair with Spain continues as the country remains holidaymakers firm favourite

Our love affair with sunny Spain continues as it remains the most popular destination for Irish people this summer.

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Win a night out at The Everyman and Isaacs Restaurant

This Summer, The Everyman presents The Odd Couple (Female Version) from the pen of ‘the father of modern comedy’, Tony Award winner Neil Simon. One of his most famous and best loved plays, this hilarious comedy runs at The Everyman from July 16 to August 17. 

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Zapping invaders? We’ll show you how

Zapping invaders? We’ll show you how

Getting rid of three of the worst weeds in your patch can be quite a chore, says Hannah Stephenson

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Robinson denies any friendship with leaders of United Arab Emirates

Former president Mary Robinson has denied that she has any friendship with the leaders of the United Arab Emirates as controversy surrounds the ruling family of Dubai.

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Government accused of ‘dangerously fudging’ data on migration report

The Migration Integration Strategy is a three-year project to support migrants in participating fully in life in Ireland.

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River Liffey kayaking clean-up initiative launched

GreenKayak operates a free service where volunteers sign up to kayak along the river in exchange for picking up litter.

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Mercosur trade bloc ‘death knell’ for Irish beef sector

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin led critics of the deal.

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Nike ‘pulls flag-themed trainers after complaint from ex-quarterback Kaepernick’

Many Americans find the Betsy Ross flag symbol offensive because of its connection to slavery.

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BBC salaries: Who’s up and who’s down?

Today presenters Mishal Husain and John Humphrys have both seen changes in their rate of pay.

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Airbnb estimated to be worth over €700m to the Irish economy last year

Airbnb host income and guest spending were estimated to be worth over €700m to the Irish economy in 2018 and globally exceeded €86 bn across 30 countries, according to data released by the company today.

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New girl threatens Amber and Michael’s Love Island romance

Michael likes the look of newcomer Joanna.

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Over 1 in 6 involved in collision while learning to drive, survey finds

A new survey says one in six motorists were involved in at least once collision when they were learning to drive.

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New perjury law may stymie compo culture

A defining requirement in a mature, reliable, and honest

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So proud GAA has showed how inclusive it is

How fitting it is that just two months after launching its Where We All Belong manifesto, the GAA, living up to and acting upon that assertion, will today walk in the Pride parade for the first time.

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INMO blames understaffing as figures show nurses are victims of nearly 90% of hospital assaults this year

There have been 279 assaults in HSE hospitals in 2019 so far, according to new figures released to Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly in a parliamentary question.

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WIN A BREAK AWAY FOR THE WEST CORK LITERARY FESTIVAL

The Irish Examiner in association with the West Cork Literary Festival and the Maritime Hotel are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a weekend in Bantry for the West Cork Literary Festival and stay in the luxury of the Maritime Hotel with breathtaking views over Bantry Bay. West Cork Literary Festival runs from 12 - 19 July.

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Consent is critical for the respect of women undergoing treatments

A woman of my acquaintance remembers lying in the hospital labour ward in the aftermath of a particularly difficult birth — elated and exhausted.

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Tree surgeon believed to have gone over cliffs

Over the last 23 years, around eight or nine bodies have never been recovered from the seas around the Cliffs of Moher, a garda told an inquest.

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Ivan Cooper 1944-2019: We need more of his type

Social injustice is injustice no matter from which side of a political or religious divide your opinions are formed.

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Simply off the wall: Your go-to guide to shelving

Simply off the wall: Your go-to guide to shelving

Kya deLongchamps finds 20th-century designed and inspired shelving is still an impressive support act in terms of style and quality

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Mercedes owner Daimler slumps on diesel costs

Daimler shares fell as much as 5% after the German automaker cut its profit forecast for the third time in 12 months, saying it was setting aside hundreds of millions of euros to cover a regulatory crackdown on diesel emissions.

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Monday's Evening Round-up: Tinder rapist Patrick Nevin jailed; Health staff to strike; Trump places sanctions on Iran

So that’s Monday nearly wrapped up. Here are some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.

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Ireland shoot to highest finish yet at 2019 European Games

Their total tally of 133 points was only two off the mark that earned the Italian pair a spot in the bronze-medal play-off.

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Capturing the castle: Johnstown Castle in County Wexford is well worth checking out

Capturing the castle: Johnstown Castle in County Wexford is well worth checking out

Kya deLongchamps reports on the work on Johnstown Castle in County Wexford

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Caroline Flack: Love Island couples will be tested

The presenter said she ‘felt love, like steam, coming off’ Amber and Michael.

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Danny Boyle backs Robert Pattinson as the next James Bond

Boyle quit the upcoming Bond film over “creative differences”.

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WIN A BREAK AWAY TO KILLARNEY’S AUGUST RACING FESTIVAL

The Irish Examiner has teamed up with Killarney Racecourse and Randles Court Hotel to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a luxury overnight stay for two at the luxurious Randles Court Hotel Killarney as well as VIP tickets to the races on Friday, August 24. Located just five minutes from the charm and bustle of Killarney Town and its breathtaking National Park, Randles combines the elegance and comfort of a manor house with the relaxed informality of a boutique hotel. Set on Ireland’s most scenic racecourse, Killarney’s four-day racing festival kicks off on Wednesday, August 21.

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KPMG primed and ready to play its part in a thriving Cork City on the Rise

“It’s an exciting time for Cork,” says Barrie O’Connell, partner in charge, KPMG Cork.

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Petrel Resources confident of finding development partner for Irish offshore exploration licences

Petrel Resources confident of finding development partner for Irish offshore exploration licences

Irish exploration company Petrel Resources has expressed confidence in attracting a major oil and gas company to buy into part of its licence portfolio off the west coast.

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MyTaxi to trial cab-sharing feature in Dublin

One of Dublin's most popular taxi apps is going to trial a new cab-sharing feature.

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Iberdrola: New player enters Irish energy supply market

One of the world's largest utility companies has become the latest supplier to enter Ireland's residential-energy market.

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Ousted Egyptian president quietly buried a day after courtroom death

Mohammed Morsi was buried in Cairo’s western district of Nasr City, a lawyer said.

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Ross orders inquiries into Dublin Port spending

Transport Minister Shane Ross has ordered his officials to “make immediate inquiries” into revelations that Dublin Port managers spent hundreds of thousands of euro on company credit cards for flights, restaurants, and entertainment.

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Sherif accuses Love Island bosses of ‘unconscious bias’ over gender and race

The contestant was removed from the villa last week, and he said his actions were taken ‘completely out of context’.

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Iron Lady’s authority in doubt after victory for people power

Expressions of ‘deep sorrow and regret’ are unlikely to be enough to save embattled Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, write James Pomfret and Greg Torode.

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Jo Cox would be shocked by British divisions, says widower

Brendan Cox used a tribute on the third anniversary of the MP’s murder to warn “hate still spews forth”.

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Adele thanks Spice Girls for inspiration as they end reunion tour at Wembley

The award-winning singer met the group backstage before the final date on their tour as a four-piece.

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Start your engines: Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness rev up for Top Gear

Flintoff and McGuinness are new additions to the presenting line-up.

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Tom Hanks to walk red carpet for European premiere of Toy Story 4

The Oscar-winner first voiced the character of Woody in the original movie in 1995.

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Amanda Knox accuses media of ‘false narrative’ over Meredith Kercher murder

The American was acquitted over the killing of the British student in 2011.

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Rape Crisis Centre claims Paddy Jackson has not shown his attitude towards women has changed

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has said Paddy Jackson has not taken steps to show his attitude towards women has changed.

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Win the ultimate escape for dad

This competition is now closed. Congratulations Natalie Ryan, Co Clare

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WIN A BREAK AWAY TO THE WEST CORK MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Irish Examiner in association with the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the Maritime Hotel is giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win a weekend in Bantry for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. West Cork Chamber Music Festival runs from June 28 – July 7. Concerts take place in St Brendan’s Church and Bantry House.

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Dutch royals begin three-day State visit to Ireland

The couple were welcomed by President Michael D Higgins and his wife.

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Kazakhstan’s new president promises to continue policies of predecessor

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev replaces Nursultan Nazarbayev who remains a powerful figure.

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Dublin footballer Philly McMahon appointed to Gaisce council

Gaisce aims to enhance confidence and wellbeing in young people through personal, physical and community challenges.

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Prostitution law - Nordic model needs review

Attempts to eliminate prostitution — now described politely as sex work — have been made by governments and religious authorities for almost as long as the commerce has existed.

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Letter to the Editor: Am I hearing right? All rise and follow Charlie

I write with somewhat shock and yet gratitude for the announcement this week by Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue, Donegal, who stated:

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