Your Monday morning news round up

Prison stabbing suspect ‘cleared’ for kitchen duty; Rory McIlroy shows off his jetset lifestyle; and the celebrities preaching about the referendum could be doing more harm than good. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

Your Monday morning news round up

TOP STORY

Prison stabbing suspect ‘cleared’ for kitchen duty

The suspect in the fatal stabbing of a “model inmate” at Cork Prison was cleared for kitchen duty despite a history of violent knife crime.

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IRELAND

'Gay cake' row family keeping faith

The Christian owners of a bakery taken to court for refusing to make a cake bearing a pro-gay marriage slogan have said faith is sustaining them ahead of the judgment.

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MOST READ: Corrib Controversy: Gas flow not the end of community’s struggle

It is a decade since the Rossport Five went to prison for three months. As the Corrib gas pipeline prepares to carry offshore gas for the first time,Noel Baker visits the area to ask if the long-running saga is coming to an end.

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SPORT

Rory shows off his jetset lifestyle

Golfer Rory McIlroy gave fans a glimpse into his luxury lifestyle as he celebrated his latest sporting victory in his private jet.

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MOST READ: Magical Messi nets title for Barca

Lionel Messi’s goal was enough for Barcelona to beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 and clinch the La Liga title for the Catalan club.

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WORLD

EU expected to create naval force to intercept Mediterranean migrants

EU ministers are expected to back moves for a new naval force to intercept people smugglers before their boats reach European waters.

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MOST READ: Warning over fake beauty products

Rats’ droppings, human urine and arsenic — just some of the substances found in fake beauty products which police say are putting consumers’ lives at risk.

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BUSINESS

JCB boss: UK should quit EU unless it reforms

Britain should leave the EU unless it reforms, a boss at JCB has said, as the building equipment firm reported earnings above £300 million for the fourth year in a row.

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MOST READ: Lack of finance ‘hitting construction’

Overwhelming positivity over the future of the construction industry is being tempered by a severe lack of finance with almost two-thirds of industry leaders citing it as the biggest impediment to growth.

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VIEWPOINTS

Catastrophic tactical error by Cameron

John O’Brennan and Mary C Murphy look at the dilemma that David Cameron’s pledge to hold an ‘in-out’ referendum on Britains membership of the EU has created for himself and for the union.

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LIFESTYLE

The celebrities preaching about the referendum could be doing more harm than good

Is rolling out celebrities to influence people to vote going to lead to a backlash as Irish people don’t like to be told how to vote asks Sharon Ní Chonchúir

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EXAMVIRAL

What’s the summer going to look like?

We may not always like to admit it, but we did pretty well last summer as far as the weather was concerned. So are we set for a scorcher this year?

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MOST READ: VIDEO: ‘F**k off!’ Angel-faced toddler has choice words for monkey on daddy’s car

Yes, it’s really childish to have a laugh at kids swearing, but this clip just has to be seen.

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TECHNOW

Microsoft will handle Windows 10 Mobile updates itself

Usually, mobile OS updates are left in the hands of mobile operators, and can take some time to get to everyone. Microsoft will go direct by bypassing the operators and manage Windows 10 Mobile updates itself.

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MOST READ: Preload The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt on Steam and GOG now

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt isn't out in the wild just yet, the game is set for release around the world on the 19th of May. Unless you were one of the lucky sods who managed to bag a copy early.

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SHOWBIZ

Billboard Awards 2015: fashion highs and lows from the evening

One Direction made their first awards show red carpet appearance as a foursome and were greeted by deafening screams at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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MOST READ: Van Gaal 'can't answer' over De Gea

David De Gea waved goodbye to Old Trafford yesterday and Louis van Gaal could give no guarantees that he would be back next season.

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