Charlie Flanagan: Ireland’s defamation law is in 'clear need' of review

Charlie Flanagan: Ireland’s defamation law is in 'clear need' of review

Ireland’s defamation law is in “clear need” of a “searching review” some 10 years after its inception, according to the Minister for Justice.

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Robert De Niro named Screen Actors Guild life achievement honouree

Robert De Niro named Screen Actors Guild life achievement honouree

The actor is currently starring in The Irishman.

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Evening Round Up: Tweets controversy; 6-week-old being treated for injuries; Boil water notice lifted

Evening Round Up: Tweets controversy; 6-week-old being treated for injuries; Boil water notice lifted

So that’s Tuesday nearly wrapped up. Here’s 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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Colm O'Regan: I have a few words of my own that I’m waiting to bring into polite conversation

Colm O'Regan: I have a few words of my own that I’m waiting to bring into polite conversation

Fine words butter no parnsips. That is true, but if your parsnips are already well-buttered, there’s nothing wrong with fine words.

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You've Been Served: Barry O'Flynn, Carrigaline Court

You've Been Served: Barry O'Flynn, Carrigaline Court

I’ve been working in the hospitality industry for 23 years.

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Five common words we're all using incorrectly

Five common words we're all using incorrectly

Many people think they know their main language intimately. But there are many words and phrases in English that people often use wrongly.

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Beatles album photographer Robert Freeman dies aged 82

Beatles album photographer Robert Freeman dies aged 82

He was responsible for the covers to albums including Rubber Soul.

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Robbie Williams has his say on Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy feud

Robbie Williams has his say on Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy feud

The singer says he has banned himself from knowing his own Twitter password.

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'Amazing' Sinéad Burke praised following 'intelligent' and 'articulate' Late Late interview

'Amazing' Sinéad Burke praised following 'intelligent' and 'articulate' Late Late interview

Sinéad Burkehas been praised following an appearance on The Late Late Show.

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French woman claims director Roman Polanski raped her in 1975

French woman claims director Roman Polanski raped her in 1975

It is claimed the incident took place in a Swiss chalet.

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Real Madrid boss Zidane denies trying to unsettle Mbappe

Real Madrid boss Zidane denies trying to unsettle Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo hit out at the French coach.

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House-building in Dublin 'has stalled'

House-building in Dublin 'has stalled'

The latest Dublin Economic Monitor shows the rate of completions has fallen for the first time in four years.

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Irish truck driver who heard knocking from his trailer released without charge in England

Irish truck driver who heard knocking from his trailer released without charge in England

An Irish truck driver has been released without charge in England after he was questioned about the discovery of 15 people in the back of his lorry.

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Derry Girls set for Great British Bake Off

Derry Girls set for Great British Bake Off

A special show will air on New Year’s Day.

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Irish Examiner launches Munster Business Hub

Irish Examiner launches Munster Business Hub

The Irish Examiner has announced the creation of a Munster Business Hub, to enhance its coverage of the issues that matter to the business community.

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Singer Chris Brown holds high-end garage sale at his home

Singer Chris Brown holds high-end garage sale at his home

People have been queuing down the street.

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Ukad reviews whether to take any action against athletes associated with Alberto Salazar

Ukad reviews whether to take any action against athletes associated with Alberto Salazar

UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) is reviewing whether it needs to take any action against athletes who worked with banned coach Alberto Salazar.

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Zinedine Zidane insists he wants Gareth Bale to remain at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane insists he wants Gareth Bale to remain at Real Madrid

Real host Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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Fixing the HSE is a major operation and Reid will need billions to do it

Fixing the HSE is a major operation and Reid will need billions to do it

The newish head of the Health Service Executive seems well-aware of the power of social media. Paul Reid keeps his followers informed and rather than offer relentlessly positive nonsense, he is clearly savvy enough to be realistic.

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Draghi leaves ECB with legacy still in question

Draghi leaves ECB with legacy still in question

This week, Mario Draghi exited as president of the European Central Bank (ECB), following one of the most dramatic periods in history for monetary policymakers.

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Tyson Fury wins by count-out on WWE debut

Tyson Fury wins by count-out on WWE debut

The boxer turned his hands to wrestling for the WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

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‘It breaks my heart’: Sister’s anguish as Amelia Bambridge found dead at sea

‘It breaks my heart’: Sister’s anguish as Amelia Bambridge found dead at sea

The 21-year-old from Worthing was last seen on the Cambodian island of Koh Rong on October 23.

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‘Wuthering Heights’ as alive today as when it was published in 1847

‘Wuthering Heights’ as alive today as when it was published in 1847

With the performance of her poems by English folk group, The Unthanks, Emily Bronte comes home. For Emily Bronte is a teller of folk tales.

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Julia Pochko on falling in love with ballet and her return to Cork

Julia Pochko on falling in love with ballet and her return to Cork

Julia Pochko returns to Cork for the classic ballet.She tells Ellie O’Byrne about her training regime and the importance of dance to her life.

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Evening Round Up: No Irish election; Border 'not a lawless zone'; Ana Kriegel's mother's victim impact statement

Evening Round Up: No Irish election; Border 'not a lawless zone'; Ana Kriegel's mother's victim impact statement

So that’s Wednesday nearly wrapped up. Here’s 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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Councils hoping to begin construction of Adare by-pass by 2022 after lodging €450m plan

Councils hoping to begin construction of Adare by-pass by 2022 after lodging €450m plan

A massive €450m road plan which provides for a motorway bridge by-passing Adare, one of the country's worst traffic bottlenecks, has been lodged with the Government, Limerick City and County Council has confirmed.

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Bake Off finale loses more than half a million viewers

Bake Off finale loses more than half a million viewers

The series was won by David Atherton in a nail-biting finale.

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Quinn directors get ‘last warning’ death threats

Quinn directors get ‘last warning’ death threats

Charlie Flanagan, the justice minister, has described as “most chilling and sinister” the revelation that the directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) have been sent a second death threat in the form of a “last warning”.

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Jennifer Aniston on Friends reunion: There is something!

Jennifer Aniston on Friends reunion: There is something!

She was speaking after recently meeting up with her former co-stars.

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Some memorable images from today's Dublin Marathon

Some memorable images from today's Dublin Marathon

We've compiled all the best images from the 2019 Dublin Marathon.

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London Eye rotates backwards for first time to mark end of British Summer Time

London Eye rotates backwards for first time to mark end of British Summer Time

The London Eye rotated anti-clockwise for the first time in its history to mark the end of daylight saving time.

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Staff evacuated as fire crews battle blaze at joinery works in Clare

Staff evacuated as fire crews battle blaze at joinery works in Clare

Fire crews from two stations are battling a fire at a joinery works in Co. Clare.

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McGregor: 'I will cut through the roster like a chainsaw through butter'

McGregor: 'I will cut through the roster like a chainsaw through butter'

Conor McGregor has announced today he would be making his eagerly anticipated return to the octagon on January 18 in Las Vegas.

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Paul Hollywood issues apology over ‘thoughtless’ diabetes joke

Paul Hollywood issues apology over ‘thoughtless’ diabetes joke

The Great British Bake Off judge was criticised for a comment he made during this week’s show.

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Siptu call for INM meeting following closure of printing plant

Siptu call for INM meeting following closure of printing plant

Independent News and Media is closing its printing plant in west Dublin, according to Siptu.

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Bake Off viewers split after line-up for series finale is revealed

Bake Off viewers split after line-up for series finale is revealed

Only three amateur bakers remain out of the original 13 contestants.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘Is it appropriate to notify my mother’s friends of her death by email?’

Ask a counsellor: ‘Is it appropriate to notify my mother’s friends of her death by email?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman who’s unsure how to manage her mother’s dying wishes.

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Emperor enthroned: Who'd be a king?

Emperor enthroned: Who'd be a king?

It’s a while since Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair held sway as Ireland’s last high king.

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New disturbances in Chile as queues for food build up

New disturbances in Chile as queues for food build up

Police used tear gas and streams of water to break up protests on one of Santiago’s main streets.

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Rare Mickey Mouse masks to be sold at auction

Rare Mickey Mouse masks to be sold at auction

The papier mache masks were made in Germany in the 1930s when Hitler’s Nazi regime was disparaging the Disney character.

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‘Exceptional’ hoard of Bronze Age treasure goes on display in London

‘Exceptional’ hoard of Bronze Age treasure goes on display in London

More than 450 bronze objects, including weapons and tools, were unearthed.

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Soldiers on streets of Chilean capital after subway fare protests turn violent

Soldiers on streets of Chilean capital after subway fare protests turn violent

Ticket prices have recently increased 4% due to higher fuel costs.

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Danone hit by bottled water sales fall

Danone hit by bottled water sales fall

Danone, already struggling with falling yoghurt sales as consumers shift to vegan alternatives, is getting hit by a decline in its bottled-water business.

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Evening Round-Up: Brexit breakthrough deal unlikely today; Outrage at photo of homeless boy eating off cardboard

Evening Round-Up: Brexit breakthrough deal unlikely today; Outrage at photo of homeless boy eating off cardboard

So that’s nearly Wednesday wrapped up. Here’s 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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Q Awards winners 2019: Full list of winners

Q Awards winners 2019: Full list of winners

The music event took place at London’s Roundhouse venue on Wednesday.

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Traders mull extent of huge sterling rally, if Brexit deal were agreed

Traders mull extent of huge sterling rally, if Brexit deal were agreed

Irish shares followed the volatile fortunes of sterling as markets focused on whether Boris Johnson will secure political support for any Brexit deal.

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Amazon deal with Deliveroo investigated by UK competition watchdog

Amazon deal with Deliveroo investigated by UK competition watchdog

The online giant is aiming to buy a stake in the food delivery platform but the Competition and Markets Authority has questions.

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Beef talks paused due to protestors

Beef talks paused due to protestors

Tensions between beef farmers and meat processors continued today, when talks were abandoned amid angry scenes at the Department of Agriculture.

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Civil Registration Service report shows 75 people changed their gender on birth cert last year

Civil Registration Service report shows 75 people changed their gender on birth cert last year

Births, deaths, no mention of taxes but at least one reference to Brexit - the 2018 Annual Report of the Civil Registration Service has offered an insight into how we live, how we get married and much more besides.

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Over half employed in hospitality sector experience harassment - study

Over half employed in hospitality sector experience harassment - study

More than three-quarters of staff in the hospitality sector face verbal abuse on a regular basis, while more than half say they have experienced harassment or bullying.

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US suspect in Harry Dunn death must agree to UK return ahead of meeting parents

US suspect in Harry Dunn death must agree to UK return ahead of meeting parents

The teenager was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car allegedly driven by an American intelligence official’s wife.

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A wave of navy resignations

A wave of navy resignations

Navy recruits are quitting the high seas because security obligations and occasional remoteness make mobile phone usage impossible. This addiction is, it seems, a symptom and a cause of isolation.

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Howth event recalls Fastnet tragedy

Howth event recalls Fastnet tragedy

When an “explosion of a storm” tore its way through the Fastnet yacht race off the Irish coast 40 years ago, there were those among the survivors who could not speak about the experience for years.

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The Late Late Show lineup is revealed...

The Late Late Show lineup is revealed...

As they celebrate 20 years of Agnes and her family on the stage, The Late Late Show will honour Brendan O'Carroll and rest of the cast of the show tomorrow night with a performance from Mrs Brown's Boys D'Musical.

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Indonesia’s security minister injured in stabbing

Indonesia’s security minister injured in stabbing

Wiranto was attacked after leaving his car in western Banten province.

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325 million-year-old fossil found in Co Clare

325 million-year-old fossil found in Co Clare

Scientists have discovered fossils in Co Clare that could help them better understand the evolution process.

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Evening round-up: Brexit showdown set; Turkey's Syrian offensive; Scotland's Hagibis fears

Evening round-up: Brexit showdown set; Turkey's Syrian offensive; Scotland's Hagibis fears

So that’s Wednesday nearly wrapped up. Here’s 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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Nissan names head of China business to be new chief executive

Nissan names head of China business to be new chief executive

Makoto Uchida replaces Hiroto Saikawa, who resigned last month.

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