Your Thursday morning news round up

Staff at Cavan General had highlighted risks posed to patients; Hundreds of tributes have been pouring in for the late Derek Davis; and we ask, what makes a modern Irish family? These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

Your Thursday morning news round up

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Baby Scandals: Staff at Cavan General had highlighted risks

Doctors and nurses repeatedly highlighted the risk to patients posed by theatre staff shortages at Cavan General Hospital where four babies died in the last two-and-a-half years, including a newborn earlier this week.

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IRELAND

Weekend's bus strike called off

Planned strike action at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann this weekend has been called off.

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MOST READ: Derek Davis - ‘Wonderful raconteur and fantastic presenter’

“He was a wonderful raconteur and a fantastic presenter. He was a very unselfish man and he was very happy. His weight was down and he was enjoying spending time with his new grandchild and things were good. And then this happened.”

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SPORT

Players name O'Connell Player of the Year

Paul O’Connell is the 2015 IRUPA Players’ Player of the Year.

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MOST READ: Rory McIlroy: Sorry Jack Nicklaus, I can’t make Memorial tournament

The last person Rory McIlroy expected to bump into after penning a letter saying ‘Sorry’ to Jack Nicklaus was the 18-time Major winner himself.

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WORLD

Doctors save man's sight after removing 3-inch nail from eye socket

A man escaped with barely a scratch after a 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a strimmer.

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MOST READ: North Korea executes defence chief

North Korea has executed its defence chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range, the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong-un took charge.

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BUSINESS

Retail sales figures drag Dow into the red

Weak US retail sales data helped set the stage for a listless day of trading on Wall Street.

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MOST READ: Bank backs €180m for Irish solar farm project

Amarenco, the solar energy business led by former Bord Gáis head John Mullins, has found a multi-million euro backer to help it deliver the country’s first solar farms with the inaugural project earmarked for Cork.

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VIEWPOINTS

Banks will no longer be in control

There are some solid ideas on dealing with the crisis in mortgage arrears but more work is needed, writes Ross Maguire.

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LIFESTYLE

What makes a modern Irish family?

There’s been a lot of talk in this referendum about what constitutes a family and many people, reared by lone and separated parents, have been hurt by what they see as an attack on their upbringing. Here, John* talks about the love that fuels his family.

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: Adorable goslings make dramatic leap to reunite with parents

Staff at the University of Calgary faced a rather fluffy dilemma after discovering a cute brood of tiny goslings had been born on a second floor ledge.

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MOST READ: Man sacked from job after vulgar comments to TV reporter

Hydro One, a Canadian electricity provider, has sacked an employee after a video of him condoning sexually explicit taunts directed at a female reporter caused online outrage.

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TECHNOW

Moto 360 2 smartwatch may be announced soon

It’s not all that surprising that Motorola is working on the Moto 360 2 smartwatch, but it may be out sooner than many might have thought.

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MOST READ: Constantine TV show is totally dead

It's all go at cinemas this week, with movies both big, small and absolutely massive including the returning of the very, very Mad Max in Fury Road. Can Tom Hardy survive a post-world wasteland? Probably!

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SHOWBIZ

QUIZ: Could you win Big Brother?

Or would you face the chop within the first hour like poor Simon?

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MOST READ: Man sacked from job after vulgar comments to TV reporter

Hydro One, a Canadian electricity provider, has sacked an employee after a video of him condoning sexually explicit taunts directed at a female reporter caused online outrage.

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