Your Thursday lunchtime catch-up

The shocking revelation that the Germanwings co-pilot deliberately destroyed the plane, a €349,000 watch sale in Keane’s Jewellers, and one Cork pub having some fun with helium are all part of our lunchtime briefing on the latest and most read content on irishexaminer.com today.   

Your Thursday lunchtime catch-up

NEW DEVELOPMENT

LATEST: Germanwings co-pilot 'appeared to want to destroy plane' says prosecutor

The Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to "destroy the plane", a French prosecutor has said.

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IRELAND

LATEST: Man found shot dead in Dublin

A man has been found shot dead in north Dublin.

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MOST READ: Time is money: €349,000 watch sells at Cork Jeweller

One stylish Irishman will be winding forward a very special watch this weekend — one costing almost twice as much as an average house.

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SPORT

LATEST: WATCH: Awesome new sport is a tug of war on water

Check out this video of a brilliant new rowing game, reportedly invented in Poland.

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MOST READ: Henry Shefflin the Great, hurling’s complete package

IT would have been the perfect farewell and it very nearly came to pass last Tuesday week, but Colin Fennelly slightly overcooked his pull-back from the right – he hit it a little too well – and Henry Shefflin, in space right in front of the Kilmallock goal, couldn’t quite get his hand to the sliotar.

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EXAMVIRAL

LATEST: Cork pub proves the Cork accent is so much better with helium

For many of us, Paddy’s Day is a time to cut loose and act out a little. And Cork pub Sober Lane decided to "help" people remember their good time - by recording video clips of the occasion.

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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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WORLD

LATEST: Germanwings passengers heard screaming moments before crash

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MOST READ: Jeremy Clarkson could face police action over attack

Jeremy Clarkson faces the possibility of police action after the “unprovoked” attack on a colleague that left them in hospital and ended his BBC career.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: Bord Bia to host 'speed dating'-style event for food companies

Bord Bia has brought over 540 of the world's top food buyers to "speed date" with Irish producers in Dublin today.

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MOST READ: Cork institutions lead way in ocean survival training

Ireland’s position as a world leader in maritime survival training is to be further cemented by a partnership of two Cork institutions which will design, build and run an offshore training centre in the Canary Islands.

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LIFESTYLE

LATEST: How to get modern children to fall in love with reading

While previous generations became bookworms because of boredom and rainy days, it’s not so easy with this generation who have aptastic technology to turn to, writes Arlene Harris

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MOST READ: Mental health: Where to find free or cheap counselling in Ireland

Counselling services for people with mental health problems can have waiting lists of up to six months. If you don’t want to be a slave to medication, Kay Cairns looks at your limited options.

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SHOWBIZ

MOST READ: Now One Direction fans are trying to BUY the band through crowdfunding

In another weird turn of events in this week’s dramatic One Direction saga, fans are trying to buy the band through a crowdfunding page, set up at 4am on Thursday morning.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Germanwings co-pilot 'appeared to want to destroy plane' says prosecutor

The Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to "destroy the plane", a French prosecutor has said.

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