Your Thursday evening news catch-up

Jean Claude Trichet has denied phoning the late Brian Lenihan and instructing him to save the banks, Henry Shefflin selects RTÉ over Sky Sports to launch his GAA punditry career and Cian Healy is spared a conviction despite a judge ruling the tinted windows in his car were ’unsafe’.   These are some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com this evening.

Your Thursday evening news catch-up

TOP STORY

Former ECB chief denies telling Ireland to save banks or bondholders

The former President of the European Central Bank has denied he phoned Brian Lenihan in the days before the bank guarantee and told him to save the banks at all costs.

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IRELAND

LATEST: Cian Healy spared conviction over 'unsafe' tinted windows

A judge has ruled that dark tinted windows on Cian Healy's all-terrain Land Rover were unsafe.

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MOST READ: Cork students take top prize in Microsoft Imagine Cup

Three Cork students have been named winners of the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup Pitch Video Challenge.

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SPORT

MOST READ: Shefflin chooses RTÉ over Sky Sports

Henry Shefflin is set to join RTE's stable of GAA pundits, it is understood.

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LATEST: Belgian footballer, 24, dies after collapse

Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens has died three days after collapsing during a reserve match, his club have announced.

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ANALYSIS

The banks broke the country. It’s a bit rich allowing them into schools

TURN on the radio or pick up a newspaper and you might just notice that there is an inquiry tasked with finding out why this State was nearly destroyed by its banks. It is in this context that I ask the question: why are Bank of Ireland (BOI) and Allied Irish Bank (AIB) running banks in our schools?

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EXAMVIRAL

MOST READ: Roddy Doyle pens brilliant short story about marriage equality

Beloved Irish author Roddy Doyle - he of ’The Snapper’ and ’The Commitments’ fame - has penned an excellent short story about the upcoming referendum on May 22.

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: Tom Hardy plays both Kray twins in first Legend trailer

Tom Hardy is a commanding screen presence so it stands to reason that some studio executive has pondered in the past about the effect of having double the Hardy on screen. And now you can see what that looks like.

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WORLD

LATEST: Chemicals found in German anti-terror raid

A pipe bomb, an assault rifle, ammunition and chemicals that could be used to make explosives have been found in an anti-terror raid near Frankfurt.

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MOST READ: Hymns were sung before executions

The eight prisoners executed in Indonesia refused blindfolds and sang Amazing Grace and Bless The Lord O My Soul, before their singing was silenced by gunfire.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: Shell profits down 57% in Q1

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a 57% slump in first quarter profits after it was hit by the fall in oil and gas prices.

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MOST READ: ECB programme raises Bank of Ireland’s pension deficit €700m

The European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme (QE), aimed at stimulating the eurozone economy, has adversely affected Bank of Ireland, by driving up the deficit in its defined benefit pension schemes by €700m.

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LIFESTYLE

MOST READ: Cork actress Sarah Greene has gone from Leeside to the A-list

She’s been in the news with her famous boyfriend, but Cork actress Sarah Greene deserves her profile very much for her own achievements, writes Ed Power

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SHOWBIZ

WATCH: WATCH: Kodaline rock US chat show with James Corden

The Dublin rockers are currently on tour across the U.S but stopped off to perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Garda used bullet-proof jacket to shield children

A hero garda risked his life to save three children by taking off his bullet-proof jacket and using it to shield them from a man who had shot at himself and his colleagues.

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