Your Thursday lunchtime news catch-up

Police investigating the death of Irish student Karen Buckley are keen to trace a potential witness seen on CCTV, Michael Clifford looks at the commission of inquiry into IBRC, a 17-year-old student received a garda escort to a Leaving Cert exam and Liverpool have secured the first major signing of the summer. Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

Your Thursday lunchtime news catch-up

TOP STORY

Police appeal to Karen Buckley case witnesses seen on CCTV

Police investigating the death of Irish student Karen Buckley are keen to trace a potential witness seen on CCTV.

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IRELAND

McConville murder suspect to be prosecuted

The prosecution of a veteran republican accused of involvement in the murder of Belfast mother of 10 Jean McConville is to proceed.

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Ceiling collapse in Cork University Hospital

An inspection is underway after a ceiling collapsed in an out-patients department at Cork University Hospital.

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MOST READ: Boy, 14, drove car to save father from frenzied attack

A 14-year-old boy drove a car containing his bloodied and disfigured father and a 20-month-old baby away from the scene of a frenzied machete attack.

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SPORT

Liverpool agree deal with Milner

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City midfielder James Milner, subject to a medical.

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MOST READ: ‘B’ championship looks a runner

The GAA is in line to vote next year on adding a “B” competition to the All-Ireland senior football championship, president Aogán Ó Fearghail has indicated.

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WORLD

At least 11 dead as Boko Haram bomb city

At least 11 people in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maidugur after an attack by Boko Haram.

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MOST READ: Ad ban over ‘unhealthily thin’ model

An Yves Saint Laurent advert has been banned for featuring a model with a visible rib cage and knees and thighs of a similar width.

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ANALYSIS

MOST READ: MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Welcome to Ireland: The land of inquiries and water charges

Here we go again. After six weeks of playing ducks and drakes with a genuine matter of public interest, the Government has reached for the red button of a commission of inquiry.

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EXAMVIRAL

Garda escort saves Limerick Leaving Cert from missing English Paper 1

Limerick Leaving Cert student Ian Fitzhenry had a lucky escape yesterday after a garda escort allowed him to make to the exam hall with just three minutes to spare.

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MOST READ: Can this simple online test accurately predict your chances of dying?

Is there a way to predict your own mortality risk? If so, will it be accurate? Two Swedish scientists certainly think so.

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: Samsung unofficially confirms the Galaxy Note 5 launch

It’s a case of reading between the lines here. But Samsung may have just unofficially confirmed when it will launch the Galaxy Note 5.

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BUSINESS

Cost of employing staff still too high, say retailers

The Government is stunting economic growth because of the cost of employing staff, a group representing retailers has warned.

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MOST READ: Ireland a ‘stand out’ in global digital development

Ireland is among the world’s elite in terms of digital development having consolidated its reputation as one of the key drivers of the global digital economy.

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LIFESTYLE

Summer camps to make your teen a happy camper

Worried about how to keep a teenager occupied now that summer jobs are a thing of the past Arlene Harris found some of the better camps to keep them busy this summer holidays

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SHOWBIZ

Mariah Carey’s brother has never seen her sober

Mariah Carey's brother fears her drinking will kill her and claims he has never seen her sober.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

MOST READ: LEAVING CERT: Seven A1s but Brian feels chained to his degree

Brian O’Flynn believes the Leaving Certificate system is stacked against the students. He achieved all honours in his exams two years ago, and was awarded a scholarship by the Irish Government to attend the University of Edinburgh.

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