Your Friday evening news catch-up

Enda Kenny has congratulated David Cameron on his UK General Election victory, a prisoner has been found dead in his cell at Mountjoy Prison, a priest in Donegal has said he will be voting Yes in the Marriage Equality Referendum and Floyd Mayweather has branded Manny Pacquiao a “coward”. Catch up with this evening’s top and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

Your Friday evening news catch-up

TOP STORY

Taoiseach congratulates Cameron on election win

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has congratulated David Cameron on his UK General Election victory today, expressing hope that strong relations between the two countries can develop further.

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Cameron commits to EU membership referendum in victory speech

David Cameron has promised the UK “we are on the brink of something special” as he returned to Downing Street as a Prime Minister with a Tory Commons majority for the first time.

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IRELAND

Abandoned baby rushed to Tallaght Hospital

A baby has been found abandoned in Rathcoole, south county Dublin.

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Prisoner found dead in Mountjoy cell

A prisoner has been found dead in his cell at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.

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MOST READ: Elderly man lay dead for up to a month over Christmas period

An elderly recluse lay dead in his Cork City home for up to a month over Christmas.

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SPORT

Mayweather: Pacquiao is a coward

Floyd Mayweather has branded Manny Pacquiao a “coward” and distanced himself from a possible rematch of last weekend’s one-sided victory in Las Vegas.

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MOST READ: Eden Hazard pays tribute to ‘great’ Rafa Benitez despite JT misgivings

Eden Hazard has sprung to the defence of former coach Rafa Benitez after Chelsea captain John Terry took a swipe at the Spaniard after the Blues clinched the Premier League title last weekend.

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WORLD

The man who won £193k on Scots referendum has just lost £205k on the UK election

Britain’s biggest political punter who made £193,000 by correctly guessing the outcome of the Scottish referendum has lost his winnings and more by incorrectly guessing the outcome of the UK General Election.

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MOST READ: The British election: Your 10 point guide to the lighter side

It’s all been pretty heavy going in terms of the British election so here’s ten election related stories that we're sure will lift your spirits and prove there's only one thing more important than politics ... comedy.

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ANALYSIS

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

MOST READ: 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

WATCH: Rescued bear now walks like a human

An Asiatic black bear, who was rescued from a farm in southeast Asia, has taken to walking like a human after its ordeal.

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MOST READ: AUDIO: Donegal priest to vote Yes in Marriage Equality Referendum

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

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TECHNOW

Poker pros take down AI for $100000

Four professional players used their collective brains, skills, and luck to beat the Claudico AI in Heads Up No Limit Texas Hold 'em to earn $100,000.

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MOST READ: Flickr gets massive update - photo organising and editing now a cinch

Flickr has received an overhaul on mobile and web to make organising and editing your photos much easier than before

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BUSINESS

Jim Power: US message for water protestors

Statistically, the US economy has made a strong recovery from the ‘great recession’ of 2007 onwards, and notwithstanding the negative impact of very harsh weather conditions in the first quarter of this year and last year, activity levels are generally quite strong and upbeat.

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MOST READ: Job security ‘drives’ Irish consumer demand

Job security rather than workers’ salaries or disposable income has a far greater impact on consumer demand and retail rents, a report has found.

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SHOWBIZ

Tom Hardy was surprised by Mel Gibson at the Mad Max Fury Road premiere - and it was awkward

Mad Max Fury Road is about to arrive in cinemas next week, after a glitzy showing at the Cannes film festival of course. In the film, Brit Tom Hardy takes over the lead role of the pretty whacky Max, made famous of course by Mel Gibson. And the two had an awkard meeting at the world premiere in LA last night.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

LISTEN: Wife of 4FM cheating man says ’It’s over’

The wife of the man who revealed to the nation live on radio that he was cheating on her has called the show to tell listeners that their 20 year marriage was "over".

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