Your Friday morning news round up

David Cameron is preparing for another term as the UK's Prime Minister, the Limerick woman who along with her young daughter died in a road crash in Poland on Wednesday, had just moved into a new family home in Norway and Memphis Depay has vowed to help bring the glory days back to Old Trafford. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

Your Friday morning news round up

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Cameron to remain prime minister

David Cameron is preparing for another term as the UK's Prime Minister, as the General Election put his Conservative Party on the brink of securing an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

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IRELAND

VIDEO: ‘Tragic deaths should be honoured and remembered with due respect’

The sinking of the Lusitania is a story that has gripped the imagination of the world over the intervening decades and filled the pages of many books and articles, President Michael D Higgins said in his speech marking the centenary commemorations.

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Crash victim had just moved house

The Limerick woman who along with her young daughter died in a road crash in Poland on Wednesday, had just moved into a new family home in Norway with her helicopter pilot husband and their two children.

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SPORT

£25m star Memphis Depay targets title at Manchester United

Memphis Depay vowed to help bring the glory days back to Old Trafford after agreeing a £25 million (€33 million) “dream” move to Manchester United.

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MOST READ: Sean Boylan sees trouble ahead for Dublin

Sean Boylan knows a thing or two about bringing Dublin down, and while the legendary Meath manager sees no obvious stumbling block to prevent the Dubs running amok in Leinster again this year, he sees problems ahead for Jim Gavin’s side.

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WORLD

Backpackers refuse flight to help Nepalese

They arrived in Nepal as backpackers a day before a deadly earthquake that flattened large swaths of this impoverished Himalayan nation.

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MOST READ: Prince Harry coy over Oz marriage proposal

Prince Harry has emerged from a farewell walkabout in the shadow of the famous Sydney Opera House with a kiss and a marriage proposal.

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BUSINESS

Irish household debt burden ‘remains huge’

Senior debt advisers have warned that households continue to face paying down intolerable debt burdens despite new official figures showing that overall personal debt levels had fallen to a 10-year low.

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MOST READ: Hibernia Reit buys Dublin dockland’s properties

Hibernia Reit yesterday said it had acquired two more properties in the Dublin Docklands for €4.6m. Both are on Lime Street in the South Docks area and are part of the strategic development zone designated by Dublin City Council.

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VIEWPOINTS

MOST READ: ALISON O'CONNOR: A more realistic approach from ‘Yes’ side would be to their benefit

In practice there is far more going on here than the changing of our Constitution writes Alison O’Connor

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LIFESTYLE

McDonald’s stay ahead of the competition by adapting with the times

Its demise has been repeatedly forecast but each time, McDonalds fights back by adapting quickly to changing times. It’s the Madonna of the food industry saysJonathan deBurca Butler

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: Dublin public offered ’One question – answered truthfully! What would you ask?’

Filmmaker David Strogen took to the streets of Dublin recently to ask people a powerful question.

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MOST READ: Mum wants her dead daughter's eggs so she can give birth to her own grandchild

A woman is launching a legal battle for possession of her dead daughter’s frozen eggs so that she can become pregnant with her own grandchild.

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TECHNOW

Breaking Bad's Mike is Commissioner Gordon in Batman Arkham Knight!

Batman Arkham Knight is already shaping up to be a blockbuster of a video game, and now its got the cast to match.

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MOST READ: Smaller and cheaper LG G4 spin-off leaked

The LG G4 could be getting a more budget-friendly model. Dutch and German shopping websites are listing the LG G4c, complete with an image and specs.

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SHOWBIZ

George Miller on why Mel Gibson's not in Mad Max: Fury Road

Australian director George Miller has said having Mel Gibson star in the fourth Mad Max movie would be like “seeing Sean Connery appear in a Daniel Craig Bond film”.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

RONAN O'GARA: With World Cup selection nearing, it’s time for heroes to step up at Ravenhill

Having backed Toulon and Clermont to produce a decent spectacle in the European Champions Cup final, I’m glad to say we weren’t disappointed.

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