Your Friday lunchtime news catch-up

Grieving mother: ‘I’ve been robbed of a future and so has my special girl’; Mothers and Fathers group reports removal of posters to Gardaí; and a guy showing off during the ’flex cam’ is shown up by the woman behind him. These are some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com this lunchtime.

Your Friday lunchtime news catch-up

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‘I’ve been robbed of a future and so has my special girl’

The heartbroken mother of an eight-year-old girl killed by the dangerous driving of an unaccompanied learner driver wished him a long life lived to the fullest with her beautiful daughter watching over him.

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IRELAND

LATEST: Mothers and Fathers group reports removal of posters to Gardaí

The Mothers and Fathers group campaigning for a No vote in the up-comimng Marriage Equality referendum has formally reported the tearing down of its posters to the Gardaí.

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MOST READ: Cure for asthma likely in 5 years as root cause found

A cure for asthma could be available in five years, according to scientists who believe they have found the root cause of the condition.

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SPORT

LATEST: Sunderland criticised for not suspending Johnson despite child sex charges

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson appears set to remain available for selection after being charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming.

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MOST READ: VIDEO: Wheelchair bound GAA star Jamie Wall: ‘I don’t feel like giving up’

Jamie Wall, the Cork underage star whose life was turned upside down by illness last year, has given an in-depth interview about his life and his road to recovery.

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ANALYSIS

MOST READ: EU must get on board to tackle refugee crisis

Wealthy countries like to portray themselves as unfairly shouldering the burden of the world’s refugee population but this simply is not true, writes Éamonn Meehan

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EXAMVIRAL

MOST READ: Guy showing off during the ’flex cam’ is shown up by the woman behind him

We knew about the kiss cam at American sports events but we had never heard of the Flex Cam. It’s pretty self-explanatory - during game breaks, the camera pans to those in the crowd and they have to flex their muscles (’only in Murica’ etc.).

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: That Irish accent in Avengers Age of Ultron is actress Kerry Condon!

We''ve tracked down who that Irish accent in Avengers Age of Ultron belongs to and its Irish actress of screen and smaller screen Kerry Condon

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WORLD

LATEST: VIDEO: More than a dozen schoolkids hurt in stage collapse

More than a dozen pupils have been injured, one of them critically, after a stage collapsed during a performance at an Indiana high school.

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MOST READ: Mistaken identity girl returns home

When a woman in Texas claimed that Alondra Luna Nunez was her long-lost daughter, the girl’s real parents in Mexico say they presented more than a dozen documents from baptismal records and a copy of her birth certificate to family photographs.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: 15% percent jump in revenue at Amazon

Amazon has revealed a 15% jump in revenue for the first quarter of this year, and a smaller-than-expected loss.

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MOST READ: Offer price will value Permanent TSB at around €2bn

Permanent TSB has initially priced its new share offering at a range of €3.90 to €4.50 per share which should value the company at around €2bn.

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LIFESTYLE

LATEST: Winning fashion tips for the Punchestown Festival

With the Punchestown Festival taking place next week and a €20,000 five-star trip to South Africa up for grabs in its Best Dressed Lady Competition, Paula Burns has advice from winners, judges and milliners

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MOST READ: Cut the crap to drop the weight

RUTH Field and her formidable alter-ego, the Grit Doctor, have made a name for themselves as tough-talking, no-nonsense kind of gals.

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SHOWBIZ

MOST READ: Tom Hardy: My awkward meeting with Mel Gibson

Tom Hardy has revealed how his meet-up with Mel Gibson didn’t quite turn out as he had hoped.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

‘I’ve been robbed of a future and so has my special girl’

The heartbroken mother of an eight-year-old girl killed by the dangerous driving of an unaccompanied learner driver wished him a long life lived to the fullest with her beautiful daughter watching over him.

READ MORE

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