Your Thursday morning news round up

The detective, who is heading up the investigation into the murder of Cork nurse Karen Buckley, has thanked the Irish public for their support, plans to cut unemployed people’s welfare payments for not paying their water charge bills have been criticised and three things we learned from Barca v Bayern. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

Your Thursday morning news round up

TOP STORY

Karen Buckley detective thanks Irish for support

The detective, who is heading up the investigation into the murder of Cork nurse Karen Buckley, has thanked the Irish public for the support they have shown.

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IRELAND

Minister calls for injection rooms for addicts

Heroin addicts should be allowed to legally inject their drug in a medically supervised setting, drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said.

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MOST READ: Government: ‘Pay water bill or welfare will be cut’

Plans to cut unemployed people’s welfare payments for not paying their water charge bills have been criticised by free legal aid providers and opposition TDs.

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SPORT

Barca 3 Bayern 0: Three things we learned

It wasn’t just that Messi decided yet another huge game, consigning Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich to a long list that includes everyone from Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid. It was how he did — the cleanness.

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MOST READ: Castlehaven mourns Cork servant Michael Burns

The GAA community in Castlehaven and Cork has been left shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Michael Burns, a member of the 1989 All-Ireland SFC-winning panel.

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WORLD

Mother in artificial conception deal with gay men loses case

A woman who gave birth to a girl after a man agreed to donate sperm has lost a family court fight over the youngster’s future.

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MOST READ: British Election: Polishing up their battle plans for election victory

The two men battling to be Britain’s next prime minister traded insults in the last hours of the too-close-to-call campaign by branding each other a conman and a squatter.

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BUSINESS

Tech cluster submission could create 1,300 jobs, says it@Cork

The IT sector’s representative body in the south of the country, it@Cork, has submitted an application to the Government seeking funding for an initiative that could create 1,300 jobs over the coming years.

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MOST READ: Central Bank spends €300k on security at former Anglo site

The Central Bank has paid a security firm almost €300,000, to date, to secure the site of the ill-fated former Anglo Irish Bank building on Dublin’s North Wall Quay.

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VIEWPOINTS

MOST READ:The events that set two students on their political course

On the 70th anniversary of the V-E riot in Dublin, Ryle Dwyer notes how the burning of the Tricolour spurred two young UCD students and future taoisigh into action.

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LIFESTYLE

Don’t let children break the bank by teaching them the value of money

Many people complain they just aren’t ‘good with money’. If you want your children to understand its value, start teaching them as young as seven, writes Sharon Ni Chonchúir

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: Cheeky fox from Cork got us thinking ... time to show some love for urban nature

Who says you have to live in the country to enjoy the wonders of nature?

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MOST READ: 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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TECHNOW

Virtual Reality headset Oculus Rift coming early 2016!

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset has been confirmed to have a consumer model release in early 2016, finally!

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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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SHOWBIZ

Dawn O'Porter opens pop-up vintage fashion store, with a little help from her friends

For three weeks only you can shop in a pop-up store with vintage clothes picked or designed especially by television presenter Dawn O’Porter.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Daughter, 7: I just heard bang bang bang

A 7-year-old girl who witnessed her father’s “execution” at their home told gardaí she felt a “little bit sad and a little happy because my dad is away from the bad boys now”, a murder trial has heard.

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