Your Wednesday lunchtime news catch-up

Workers earning under €70,000 will have their USC cut in the next budget, Club owner defends two way mirror in ladies toilet, and Ryanair have lost millions as a result of transaction fraud. These are some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com this lunchtime.

Your Wednesday lunchtime news catch-up

TOP STORY

VIDEO: 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.

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IRELAND

LATEST: Kenny guarantees Universal Social Charge reduction

Workers earning under €70,000 will have their Universal Social Charge cut in the next Budget.

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MOST READ: Liquidator seeks to bar Gilsons from company director roles

The High Court has been asked to impose restriction orders against TV presenter Glenda Gilson and her brother Damien arising from their involvement with a motor company.

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SPORT

LATEST: Chelsea's head tennis game at dinner table refutes 'boring' tag

In response to Arsenal supporters singing “boring, boring Chelsea” during Sunday’s goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium, Didier Drogba has posted an Instagram video of the team at dinner.

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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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ANALYSIS

GERARD HOWLIN: Hogarth recognised us for what we are ... venal 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

MOST READ: VIDEO: Owner defends club after comedian finds two-way mirror in ladies toilet

The owner of a Chicago club has defended his business after a comedian found a two-way mirror in the ladies bathroom and posted a video of it on YouTube.

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: PlayStation Watches are incoming!

Forgot the Apple Watch, what you really want is a PlayStation Watch.

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WORLD

LATEST: Police: Savile abused 22 pupils for emotionally disturbed girls

At least 22 pupils and one visitor at a school for emotionally disturbed teenage girls in England were the victim of 46 offences of sexual abuse by prolific sex offender Jimmy Savile, according to a police report.

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MOST READ: Eight drug convicts executed in Indonesia

Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad shortly after midnight yesterday, media said, but a Filipina who was on death row with them was unexpectedly spared at the last minute.

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BUSINESS

 

LATEST: Ryanair loses millions in transaction fraud

Ryanair has been the victim of a multimillion euro transaction fraud.

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MOST READ: AIB remains open to idea of mortgage rate cut

AIB has reiterated to shareholders that it is actively considering cutting the rate of interest it charges mortgage customers.

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LIFESTYLE

MOST READ: Cut the working mum guilt - children aren’t suffering

If working mothers had a moment to breathe they might just notice, says Andrea Mara, that research is showing that their children aren’t suffering.

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SHOWBIZ

The 2015 IFTA nominees in full

The nominees have been announced for this year's Irish Film and Television Awards and there are some major contenders.

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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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