Your Monday lunchtime news catch-up

Michael Clifford writes that Maurice McCabe is the driving force behind changes in Garda culture, a report criticises consistency in dealing with care orders, Liam Mackey pays tribute to Ray Treacy and a US mother leaves her dsabled son in a wood for a week. These are some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com.

Your Monday lunchtime news catch-up

TOP STORY

Maurice McCabe is a force of change for the good

Garda culture is changing under its new commissioner but ultimately it is whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and his strength of character that is responsible, writes Michael Clifford

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IRELAND

LATEST: Report: Case of 'most bruised child' doctor had seen only lead to temporary care order

The Child Care Law Reporting Project says there is a "striking" lack of consistency between social workers and the courts when it comes to dealing with care orders.

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MOST READ: Exhausted Renua Ireland TD explains embarrassing interview

The Renua Ireland TD who suffered an embarrassing interview on national radio as his party was launched has said the incident was not caused by a panic attack or failing to read up on the group’s policies.

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SPORT

LATEST: City face fight to stay fourth

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta accepts the fallen champions are facing a battle to finish in the top four.

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MOST READ: LIAM MACKEY: Fond farewell to a Ray of light

I have to say that Twitter comes into its own on sad occasions such as the passing of the great Ray Treacy and I’m sure it must come as some considerable consolation to his nearest and dearest to see the outpouring of affection and admiration on the internet which has shown no sign of drying up since the shocking news of his death emerged, WRITES LIAM MACKEY

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ANALYSIS

MOST READ: Éamon De Valera’s moving tribute to Franklin Roosevelt that surprised critics

On the 70th anniversary of US president Franklin D Roosevelt’s death, Ryle Dwyer examines how Éamon de Valera’s fulsome condolence gesture stunned critics      

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: Golfer makes near-impossible shot on final hole at the Masters

On Friday, in Round 2 of the Masters, JB Holmes made a near-impossible shot to wow the crowd on the 18th hole - which you'll enjoy whether you like your golf or not.

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MOST READ: Watch: Drunk man singing alone in his room rudely interrupted by friend with camera

This poor guy was in the privacy of his own bedroom innocently and drunkly singing along (very badly) to Third Eye Blind's "Slow Motion" (we've all been there) when he was rudely interrupted by his friend, Topher Sheppard.

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TECHNOW

LATEST: League of Legends World Championships to tour Europe

European League of Legends fans will be able to see top level players duke it out in person, as the League of Legends World Championships stops in several countries this autumn.

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MOST READ: Joss Whedon speaks out about leaving Marvel behind - he's not able to go on

Acclaimed director Joss Whedon will be walking away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe soon and he's been speaking out about why that's happening

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WORLD

LATEST: 'Polish prince' challenges Farage to duel

Nigel Farage has been challenged to a duel with swords by a man claiming to be a Polish prince.

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MOST READ: Mother leaves disabled son in woods for week to visit boyfriend

A mother abandoned her quadriplegic son in a wooded area of a Philadelphia park for nearly a week so she could visit her boyfriend in Maryland, US police said.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: IBEC expects economy to grow and unemployment to fall

IBEC is forecasting strong growth in the Irish economy this year.

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MOST READ: Irish concerns as political deadlock in Britain looms

Ukip and the SNP are making inroads ahead of the election. Deadlock at Westminster would spell bad news for Ireland, writes Kyran FitzGerald

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LIFESTYLE

New documentary shows Kurt Cobain the human, not angst-ridden rock star

A new documentary gets behind the public image of the Nirvana singer, writes Ed Power

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon Blog: Week 4 – Choosing the right food

Fuelling your body with good food is essential to compliment your training, writes Robert McNamara.

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SHOWBIZ

Madonna kisses Drake at Coachella and he didn’t seem too happy about it

Canadian singer Drake was headlining Coachella on Sunday night when Madonna joined him on stage as his surprise guest.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

VIDEO: World’s largest jet makes flying visit to Shannon

With six engine, 36 wheels, and a a wingspan wider than Croke Park, the world’s largest jet provided some spectacle when it touched down in Shannon Airport.

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