Your Wednesday evening news catch-up

A Cork couple are running the Cork City Marathon in memory of their baby Beth, a man has been arrested in connection with the shooting dead of a former IRA commander in Belfast, the people on the Vote No posters are in favour of marriage equality and the Cork school friends who share family links with the Lusitania. Catch up with this evening’s top and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

Your Wednesday evening news catch-up

TOP STORY

Couple to run Cork City Marathon to buy ‘Beth’s bed’ for maternity

A Cork couple are running the Cork City Marathon for two reasons — in memory of their baby Beth, but also to give a maternity hospital something simple: a double bed.

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IRELAND

Man arrested in connection with 'Jock' Davison shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting dead of a former IRA commander in Belfast.

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Man killed in Phoenix Park 'died from catastrophic head injuries'

A trial has heard a homeless man died from catastrophic head injuries before being set on fire in the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

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MOST READ: Irish Water debt measures brought before Cabinet

Debt-enforcement measures will today be brought to the Cabinet table to deduct unpaid water charge bills from people’s welfare payments, pay packets, and from tenants’ deposits.

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SPECIAL REPORT: The sinking of RMS Lusitania

To mark the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the RMS Lusitania the Irish Examiner and the History Department of UCC have joined forces to collate a wealth of visual and written information relating to all aspects of the ship’s operation, its sinking and its legacy 100 years on.

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Remarkable life journey of Cork's May Barrett

Declan Keegan recalls the tale of his grandmother, May Barrett, and her pal Kitty O’Donnell, who survived the sinking of Lusitania

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VIDEO: School friends share family links with ill-fated ship

Two best friends who share a unique connection to two survivors of the Lusitania disaster are set to play a key role in the centenary commemorations.

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SPORT

Neville: de Gea may leave Man United

Phil Neville fears David de Gea will leave Manchester United this summer.

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MOST READ: Sad Adebayor turned to Didier Drogba for help with family worries

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has made a string of accusations against his family, who he claims are using him for money.

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WORLD

Dozens of police injured in Macedonia protests

Violent clashes between protesters and police in the Macedonian capital Skopje have left 38 police officers and one protester injured, while 30 people were detained.

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MOST READ: Political deadlock looms in Britain

Britain is facing into weeks of political deadlock as both main parties seemed set to fall far short of a majority in tomorrow’s election.

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ANALYSIS

MOST READ: GERARD HOWLIN: Social partnership is back on track. It’s not a move in Wright direction

Next week, social partnership, under a different name, will be resurrected and restarted writes Gerard Howlin

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LIFESTYLE

MOST READ: From flowers to honeymoon: everything you need for your wedding day

As wedding season kicks off, Tanya Sweeney looks at what the coolest couples are doing this year.

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EXAMVIRAL

Put down the celery — it’s International No Diet Day

Today, May 6, is International No Diet Day.

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MOST READ: You've definitely said these phrases at university at some point

Whether you’re a student facing the terrifying prospect of upcoming exams, or uni is a distant memory, at some point these five-word phrases must surely have came out of your mouth.

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TECHNOW

Movie Review: Big Game

Air Force One is down and the President is lost in the wilds of Finland, just as well there’s a 13 year old kid there to save him…

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MOST READ: EA reveals release windows for upcoming games

While EA’s release windows are often as predictable as the sunrise and sunset, there were some interesting details revealed in its earnings call.

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BUSINESS

Burton: More welfare benefits for self-employed 'would be very difficult'

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that greater access to welfare benefits for self-employed people on a voluntary basis would not work.

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MOST READ: Irish spring statement far from a Greek tragedy

Last week the Government published its much vaunted spring statement which was met with cynicism and scepticism. While its contents are a legitimate subject of debate, I was more interested by what the statement was juxtaposed with — Greek drama.

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SHOWBIZ

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown dies

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown has died aged 71, his manager said. The singer, famous for hits including You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss, died at home in the Bahamas.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

The people on the No posters are in favour of marriage equality

When the posters for the No campaign went up a few weeks back many people did not like the messages that they were promoting, and now even the people on the posters don’t agree with them.

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