Your Thursday lunchtime news catch-up

Limerick bananas with spider eggs attached, the Sinn Féin MEP convicted of speeding, an insight into Roy Keane's management style, a maths quiz and a new Ed Sheeran song. These are some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com this lunchtime

Your Thursday lunchtime news catch-up

NEW DEVELOPMENT

Tesco: Banana contained harmless spider, not eggs of deadly Brazilian species

Tesco have carried out an investigation in Limerick after a customer purchased bananas at the Crescent Shopping Centre containing what he feared to be the eggs of the world's deadliest spider, the Limerick Post newspaper has reported.

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IRELAND

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada fined €100 for speeding

Liadh Ní Riada was not present in Macroom District Court as Judge James McNulty heard that, on September 29, 2014, her car was observed travelling at a speed of 128km/h on the N22 Cork-Killarney road at Farran, Ovens.

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Cork’s 96FM forced to put brakes on Opinion Line’s April Fools joke

A Cork radio station had to put the brakes on its April Fools spoof on traffic congestion charges yesterday after City Hall was flooded with complaints from irate listeners who didn’t get the joke.

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SPORT

"You’re shit, enjoy being shit." Man-management the Roy Keane way

Former Sunderland player Danny Higginbotham has provided a unique insight into life under Roy Keane’s management.

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Wayne Rooney: Top four United’s to lose

Wayne Rooney knows Champions League qualification is Manchester United’s to lose, making this weekend’s clash with Aston Villa all the more important.

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EXAMVIRAL

Quiz: How good are you at maths?

Are you a maths whizz with the ability to figure out the Countdown conundrum with ease or is the calculator on your smartphone your most used app?

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VIDEO: Irish kids talk about being bold

"Being bold" is a uniquely Irish way of misbehaving - otherwise know as 'acting the maggot', 'kaffling' or 'being a scut'.

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WORLD

LATEST: All-night session for negotiators at Iran nuclear talks

Iran nuclear talks have adjourned after an all-night session and will resume in a few hours.

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Couple win EuroMillions for second time in two years

An English couple have won £1m in the EuroMillions for the second time — beating odds of more than 283bn to one.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: First rise in Marks & Spencer clothing sales for three years

Marks & Spencer has registered a surprise improvement in sales at its clothing division – the first rise in more than three years of trading.

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John O’Shea scores as his firm’s profits rise to €1.3m

Ireland’s 100-cap soccer hero of Gelsenkirchen, John O’Shea, has reason to smile, with accumulated profits at his firm jumping to €1.3m last year.

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LIFESTYLE

Are natural cleaning products actually any good?

As part of her annual Spring clean, Nuala Woulfe swapped chemical cleaning agents for natural ingredients. Did they work as well or was it just a lot of hassle so she could feel good about herself?

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Move over diamonds - flat shoes are a girl's real best friend

Forget about heels, flat shoes are having a moment, so Michelle Murphy is finding it easier to cope with heels not being for her

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SHOWBIZ

WATCH: Ed Sheeran debuts unreleased song on Sesame Street

Ed Sheeran has gone from a humble busker on the streets of London to joining Elmo and the gang on Sesame Street.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

WATCH: The moment Maura Derrane thought Dáithí Ó Sé broke a €4,500 teapot

As April Fools jokes go, this one from RTE Today was very good.

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