Your Thursday evening news catch-up

Mary Lou McDonald is standing over her decision to name alleged tax evaders in the Dáil, Gardaí have launched a probe into a fire in the Kerry mountains, anti-water charge TD’s have said the Government is bluffing over the Irish Water bill threats and could Sue Perkins be the next Top Gear host? These are some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com this evening.

Your Thursday evening news catch-up

TOP STORY

McDonald defends use of Dáil privilege to name alleged tax evaders

Mary Lou McDonald is standing over her decision to name alleged tax evaders in the Dáil.

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IRELAND

LATEST: Gardaí launch probe into Kerry mountain blaze

A senior fire services official in Co Kerry has said it is a miracle that nobody was killed in a serious mountain blaze near Killarney last night.

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MOST READ: Coalition ‘bluffing’ on unpaid water charges

Anti-water charge TDs have claimed the Government is bluffing over threats to deduct non-payments from wages and benefits.

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SPORT

LATEST: Lucas excited by Wembley chance

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is relishing the prospect of a long-awaited Wembley appearance after injury robbed him of the chance three years ago.

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MOST READ: Dig deeper to see true reasons for defensive malaise in Gaelic football

Back in the day when I believed that politics could improve the lot of the common man, I used to be enthralled by the British general election, writesPaddy Heaney.

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ANALYSIS

MOST READ: Babies don’t need mum at home for a year. They need her for three

WE are meant to be entering a new era by preparing Ireland’s first Early Years Strategy, but we’re telling ourselves porkies writes Victoria White.

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EXAMVIRAL

LATEST: VIDEO: How to load a dishwasher correctly

You might think that everyone would know how to load a dishwasher properly but there are a surprising amount who don’t.

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MOST READ: Sexiness of a long-distance runner proven

Male long-distance runners are not only fitter than most – they may also find it easier to attract women, researchers have said.

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TECHNOW

LATEST: You really want to see Oscar Isaac dancing in Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a pretty great sci-fi film from writer/director Alex Garland which is getting ready for a US release

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MOST READ: Introducing the breathalyser that calls a car if you’re drunk

Here’s an idea we think would be a great addition to Ireland’s fight against drink driving.

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WORLD

LATEST: Greece repays IMF loan instalment

Greece has repaid a roughly €450m loan instalment to the International Monetary Fund – easing concerns, for now, of a potential default as Athens faces a cash crunch.

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MOST READ: Quirky World ... Old McDonald’s colleagues chip in for 90th birthday

The oldest McDonald’s employee in Europe is celebrating his 90th birthday with a party at the restaurant where he works, saying he has no plans to retire just yet.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: Poundland faces competition probe

Poundland is facing an in-depth competition probe into its £55m (€75.91m) takeover of rival 99p Stores, which could see it having to sell off a clutch of outlets.

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MOST READ: Google loses challenge to German regulator on privacy

Google has lost most of a challenge to a German regulator’s order that limits how it can combine user data that would allow the company to divine customers’ personal preferences, marital status and sexual orientation.

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LIFESTYLE

A comic take on famous count Dracula

AS A secondary school pupil in Carraig na bhFear all Simon McKeown wanted to be was a vet.

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MOST READ: The young stars of Game of Thrones are breaking out of Westeros and onto the big screen

The younger stars of Game of Thrones are popping up everywhere on the big screen, writes Colette Keane.

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SHOWBIZ

MOST READ: Sue Perkins to host Top Gear

Sue Perkins is being lined up to replace Jeremy Clarkson on 'Top Gear'.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A photo of two women embracing has gone viral in Brazil after a guy called the scene 'absurd'

A photo of two women holding each other in Brazil has been shared thousands of times, and you’ll never guess why.

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