Your Tuesday lunchtime news catch-up

A ’number of Irish’ are among five killed in a US balcony collapse; Liquidators at Clerys in Dublin have told laid-off workers there are no funds to pay redundancies; and primary education is not free, but would be for an extra €103m a year, says Fergus Finlay. Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

Your Tuesday lunchtime news catch-up

TOP STORIES

'Number of Irish' among five killed in US balcony collapse

Five people have been killed and eight others injured after a balcony collapsed on an apartment building in Berkeley, California.

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IRELAND

No funds to pay redundancies, say Clerys liquidators

Liquidators at Clerys in Dublin have told laid-off workers there are no funds to pay redundancies - with the full cost to be claimed from the State.

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MOST READ: VIDEO: Invention for children with autism stemmed from Limerick father’s love

A father has developed new channels of communication for his autistic young daughter with an invention which may revolutionise one-to-one contact with people who have non-verbal disabilities.

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SPORT

Corrigan believes 'changed' O'Connell an 'even more dangerous animal'

Paul O’Connell has “changed beyond belief” in a late-career surge that has earned him his two-year move to Toulon, according to Reggie Corrigan.

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MOST READ: Seán Kelly: These Championship proposals will work if given the chance

A few years ago, I had the privilege of proposing on these pages how I believed the All-Ireland Football Championships should be restructured to make it more appealing, more relevant and, above all, more rewarding for the most important component — the players and management.

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WORLD

Court upholds Morsi death sentence

An Egyptian court has upheld a death sentence handed to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that eventually brought him to power.

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MOST READ: QUIRKY WORLD: Boxing clever: How early-morning reading helps

ENGLAND: Children should be encouraged to read from their cereal boxes at breakfast time, the headmaster of Eton has said.

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ANALYSIS

FERGUS FINLAY: Primary education is not free, but would be for an extra €103m a year

For thousands of families in Ireland the notion of free primary education is a joke, writes Fergus Finlay

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EXAMVIRAL

It costs council €12 when someone ’spends a penny’ in Cork

It costs just 50c for someone to use a public toilet in Cork, but Cork County Council is footing a significantly larger bill.

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MOST READ: Damien Lewis tipped to replace Daniel Craig as 007

In a rather unusual twist Damian Lewis has emerged as the front runner to become the next James Bond, replacing Daniel Craig who is rumoured to be standing down after the upcoming movie, Spectre.

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: Microsoft shows off Gears 4 and Halo 5 at E3

Microsoft had to come to E3 with some pretty big announcements. And it delivered.

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BUSINESS

More gold found in Co Monaghan

Conroy Gold and Natural Resources has confirmed the discovery of a gold-in-soil anomaly measuring 700 metres by 300 metres near Rockcorry, Co Monaghan.

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MOST READ: Shannon Airport lay-offs leave staff ‘flabbergasted’

A senior Siptu official yesterday told management at Shannon Airport that his members are “flabbergasted” that it is seeking voluntary redundancies.

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LIFESTYLE

Kim Haughton’s new installations highlights the horror and endurance of abuse victims

Kim Haughton’s powerful installation uses sound and pictures to explore the stories of abuse victims, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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SHOWBIZ

X Factor fans revolt over new judging panel and demand Louis Walsh's return

There’s nothing like a new X Factor judges line-up to get people riled up on a Tuesday morning, as the just-signed mentors are finding already.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

WATCH: That moment when you're singing an Ed Sheeran song and he joins in

Ed Sheeran was taking a stroll through the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada over the weekend, when he overheard 13-year-old Sydney Bourbeau singing his song 'Thinking Out Loud'.

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