Your Wednesday morning news round up

Fianna Fail will focus on childcare policy ahead of the party’s Ard Fheis this week, Munster’s Anthony Foley has dismissed claims that Paul O’Connell has been linked to French side Toulon, and woman opens fire in a McDonald’s when staff failed to give her bacon in her burger.  These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

Your Wednesday morning news round up

TOP STORY

FF focuses on childcare policy ahead of election

Tax credits for working parents and state-paid subventions for private creches are among proposals for childcare support set to be launched at this week’s Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis.

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IRELAND

Hopes missing Ciara can be traced

There were mounting hopes yesterday of a breakthrough in the investigation into the disappearance of Dundalk, Co Louth, teenager Ciara Breen in February 1997 after gardaí arrested a prime suspect for a second time.

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AIB can't cut mortgage rates, bank expected to tell Dáil committee

The chief executive of AIB is expected to tell an Oireachtas committee today that the bank's variable mortgage rates cannot be cut, in order to protect its future.

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SPORT

Anthony Foley rubbishes rumours of Toulon swoop for Paul O’Connell

Munster coach Anthony Foley dismissed reports linking Paul O’Connell with Toulon as “nonsense” and claimed the story was a malicious attempt to ‘cause trouble’.

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City likely to overtake United with Premier League's biggest wage bill

Manchester United are expected to be overtaken as the biggest payers in the Premier League this year.

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WORLD

Mohammed Morsi gets 20 years over Egypt protester deaths

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader.

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Woman opened fire at McDonalds over no-bacon burgers

A Michigan woman has been jailed for three to seven years after opening fire at a McDonald’s when staff twice failed to put bacon on her burgers.

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BUSINESS

Ladbrokes Ireland gains court protection

Ladbrokes Ireland has been placed into examinership, throwing the future of hundreds of jobs into doubt.

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EXAMVIRAL

10 places to soak up the sun on your lunch break

It’s another glorious day in Ireland, and there’s no better way to spend your lunch break than soaking up the sun while you chow down on your food.

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SHOWBIZ

Affleck asked programme makers not to mention slave-owing ancestor

Actor Ben Affleck has expressed regret for asking the makers of a discover-your-past TV show to exclude the fact that he had a slave-owning ancestor.

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TECHNOW

Avengers Age of Ultron spoiler free review

The superhero team must fight together to take on a threat to the entire Earth.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Garda whistleblower arrested for taking part in Irish Water protest

Garda whistleblower John Wilson yesterday refused to consent to being fingerprinted or photographed in Garda custody after being arrested during a water meter protest.

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