Your Thursday morning news round up

Ireland turns to Nama to tackle the escalating housing crisis, Minister Richard Bruton has blamed an administrative error after a letter addressed a well known baker as ’Mr. Bread’ and Real Madrid have secured their place in the Champions League Semi Final.  These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

Your Thursday morning news round up

TOP STORY

Dear Mr Bread: Department feels heat over letter to baker

The Department of Jobs has blamed an “administrative error” after Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton’s private secretary embarrassingly addressed a nationally renowned baker as “Mr Bread”.

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IRELAND

Nama debtors to solve housing crisis

Ireland will need to turn to "bailed out" Nama developers to tackle our escalating housing crisis, despite the fact the vast majority have failed to repay billions of euro they still owe to the State.

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Galway teenager rescued after becoming trapped by rising tide

A teenager was rushed to hospital last night after being rescued from an island off Galway.

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SPORT

Colm O’Neill brings Cork goal threat to Croke Park

Colm O’Neill will say goals have never come easy to him but then why does scoring them seem more natural to him than most others?

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11 things we learned as Real Madrid finally reached the Champions League semi-finals

It took eight attempts, but Real Madrid finally recorded a victory over derby rivals Atletico to seal their place in the last four of the Champions League.

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WORLD

Quirky World: ‘Dog in control of tractor’ sparks motorway tailbacks

SCOTLAND: Tailbacks were caused on a motorway yesterday “due to a dog taking control of a tractor”.

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Seven men face jail over child sex ring

A gang of paedophiles who raped and abused babies, toddlers, and children aged under five in attacks that were streamed over the internet are facing lengthy prison sentences.

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BUSINESS

Revenue to add 400 staff as tax take tops €41bn

Revenue is to take on an additional 400 staff by the end of the year as it scales up its regulatory and compliance capabilities and looks to maintain its strong performance over the past number of years.

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EXAMVIRAL

Video: It’s not just cyclists who jump red lights on streets of Dublin

Irish motorists like to bash cyclists (not literally) about being a menace on the roads, not obeying traffic laws etc. But this video is a stark realisation that motorists are far from innocent.

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SHOWBIZ

Music's rich list unveiled: Calvin Harris now wealthier than Gary Barlow, Sir Cliff Richard and Kylie Minogue

Calvin Harris has made his debut in a list of the top 40 music millionaires – headed by Sir Paul McCartney.

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TECHNOW

Star Trek 3 could be called Star Trek Beyond

2009's Star Trek brought the ailing sci-fi franchise back into the big time and 2013's Into Darkness was a global box office success, so naturally there's a sequel on the way.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Woman who dropped her underwear at jail sues State

A woman, who claims she was told to take off her jeans and accidentally dropped her underwear, while going through a security check at Castlerea Prison has sued the State for damages in the High Court.

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