Your Wednesday morning news round up

Karen Buckley’s funeral took place yesterday where she was laid to rest, the Wallabies have made a big decision ahead of the Rugby World Cup and the Nepal earthquake death toll could reach 10,000. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

Your Wednesday morning news round up

TOP STORY

Karen Buckley Funeral: ‘We pray Karen has reached final destination with God’

Karen’s parents John and Marian, and brothers Brendan, Kieran, and Damien sat in silent contemplation as Fr Joe O’Keeffe paid a moving tribute to their loss.

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IRELAND

LATEST: Phil Hogan's seat to finally be filled as Dáil moves writ

A by-election to fill Phil Hogan's seat in the Dáil will be officially called today.

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MOST READ: Karen Buckley Funeral: Family’s horrific journey to a day of grief

On Tuesday, April 14, at 2pm, Marian and John Buckley sat in a strange room full of unfamiliar faces in a different country. It was there, at a press conference at Glasgow Police headquarters in Govan, that they pleaded for the safe return of their daughter.

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SPORT

LATEST: I am Chelsea's supreme leader, Mourinho says

Jose Mourinho says he is the supreme leader at Chelsea.

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MOST READ: DONAL LENIHAN: Wallabies see writing on the wall, so they adapt to try and change it

Before looking forward to the inaugural Champions Cup final at Twickenham on Saturday, I feel compelled to examine the implications of an announcement last week that attracted minimal attention on this side of the world.

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WORLD

LATEST: Indonesia executes foreign nationals despite protests

Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals and executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of execution.

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MOST READ: Quake death toll ‘could hit 10,000’

The death toll from the Nepal earthquake disaster could reach 10,000, the country’s prime minister said yesterday.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: Ikea Ireland weekly spend reaches €2m

Our love of all things Ikea blossomed even more last year as customers on 2.4m shopping trips to the Swedish retailer’s Ballymun store led to a spend of over €2m every week.

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MOST READ: Retail sales set to grow by 9%

Consumer spending could rise by 9% in volume terms this year helping to maintain Ireland’s status as the the eurozone’s fastest growing economy for a second consecutive year.

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VIEWPOINTS

MOST READ: Hogarth recognised us for what we are ... venial and easily bribed

ONE of the funniest things about the Siteserv kerfuffle is the public indignation that the votes of shareholders in a banjaxed, bust company had to be ‘bought’ for €5m, before its sale could proceed. Imagine that; buying votes! The very thought.

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EXAMVIRAL

LATEST: Watch a Cork design company draw this amazing mural in under a minute

Today is Superhero Day (according to Twitter), and one Cork-based design agency has been inspired to produce a super-mural.

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MOST READ: WATCH: Mrs Brown has her say on marriage equality

Mrs Brown is the latest star to come out in favour of marriage equality.

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TECHNOW

LATEST: Sony outs the Xperia Z3 Plus on website

Sony seems to have outed an unannounced handset by the name of the Xperia Z3+. The handset was mentioned in an accessory compatibility listing.

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MOST READ: DotA 2 adds Terry Pratchett tribute

Valve is paying tribute to author Terry Pratchett, who passed away in March, with the addition of the Octarine Core to DotA 2.

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SHOWBIZ

WATCH: Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara hilariously lip-sync on Dubsmash

Over the last month Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have been busy promoting their new film, Hot Pursuit.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Bizarre Irish Water question appears on UCC Law exam

First year Law students at University College Cork were surprised to find a colourful question related to Irish Water when they opened their exam papers today.

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