Your Wednesday evening catch-up

The latest on the Graham Dwyer trial, Zyan Malik leaves One Direction, the lady who is about to become Ireland’s oldest ever person and Celine Dion discussing her husband’s cancer battle are all part of our evening briefing on the latest and most read content on irishexaminer.com today.   

Your Wednesday evening catch-up

IRELAND

LATEST: Judge tells Dwyer jury: If you think suicide is a reasonably possible hypothesis - acquit

The jury in the Graham Dwyer trial has restarted its deliberations after the judge told the members that the only verdicts open to them were guilty or not guilty of murder.

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MOST READ: Woman died in fire after helping her family to safety

A young Cork woman raised the alarm to evacuate her family from their burning home before the smoke eventually overwhelmed her causing her to die .

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SPORT

LATEST: Katie Taylor surprises Irish teenager with ‘Living for Sport’ Student of the Year award

Katie Taylor made a special visit to Ardscoil Mhuire in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway today to meet 14-year-old Stephanie O’Halloran, surprising her in class with a Student of the Year award.

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MOST READ: Cathal Barrett feared cost of missing Cork game

An ill Cathal Barrett has revealed he was so concerned about losing his starting place in the Tipperary defence last Sunday that he only cried off on the morning of the game.

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EXAMVIRAL

LATEST: 10 Irish place names among the rudest in the world

A new interactive map highlighting the vaguely rudest placenames in the world has included ten Irish areas in its collection.

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MOST READ: Oldest Irish woman to make history at midnight

In just a few hours, the oldest living person born in Ireland will make history and become the longest living Irish person ever.

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WORLD

LATEST: Amanda Knox to learn fate on Friday as court delays decision

An Italian court's decision on whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher, from Coulsdon, Surrey, will be delayed until Friday, court officials said.

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MOST READ: Woman jailed over attempt ‘to boil husband’

A woman who poured scalding water over her husband after he failed to satisfy her “unrealistic” financial demands has been jailed for four years.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: Irish firm Realex Payments acquired in €115m deal

Irish firm Realex Payments, has been acquired by Global Payments in a €115m deal.

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MOST READ: Hutchison to buy O2 for €14bn

Billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd has agreed to buy O2, Telefonica’s wireless carrier in the UK, for £10.25bn (€14bn) as consolidation heats up in Britain’s phone market.

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LIFESTYLE

LATEST: What is it like being a man in 2015?

The internet, increased automation, and permission to express emotion, has in one generation, changed life radically for us says Richard Fitzpatrick

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MOST READ: Roll up, roll up: University of Limerick offers students chance at the ’big top’

Circus skills are about to explode in Ireland writes Nuala Woulfe

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SHOWBIZ

LATEST: Zyan Malik has left One Direction

Zyan Malik has left One Direction, according to a statement released by the band's official Facebook Page today.

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MOST READ: 'He can't eat so I feed him' - Celine Dion opens up about her husband’s battle with cancer

Celine Dion has opened up about her husband René Angélil’s battle with throat cancer, and admits he is no longer able to feed himself.

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MOST READ TODAY

MOST READ: 10 Irish place names among the rudest in the world

A new interactive map highlighting the vaguely rudest placenames in the world has included ten Irish areas in its collection.

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