Your Tuesday lunchtime news catch-up

Hundreds of mourners are attending the funeral of Eoghan Culligan, a Government Minister said there will be no referendum on abortion before the next election, Sean McComb has earned Ireland’s second medal of the European Games in Baku and we pay a musical tribute to the late James Horner. These are some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

Your Tuesday lunchtime news catch-up

TOP STORIES

Berkeley funerals: Hundreds attend Mass for Eoghan 'Cully' Culligan

Hundreds of mourners are attending the funeral of Eoghan Culligan in Rathfarnham.

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IRELAND

No referendum on abortion before election, Minister insists

A Government Minister said it is quite clear there will be no referendum on abortion before the next election.

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Farmer wins right to be buried on his land

A single farmer in Co Mayo has won the right to be buried on his own land.

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VIDEO: Air India Disaster 30th Anniversary: The sea is their grave, this is where we grieve

30 years on, Ahakista memorial stands in tribute to those lost in tragedy

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SPORT

Boxer McComb wins silver for Ireland at European games

Sean McComb has earned Ireland's second medal of the European Games in Baku.

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JOHN FOGARTY: GAA must stop comparing codes – they’re a whole different ball game

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is an avid GAA fan. He is also the Minister of State for Equality among other titles. .

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WORLD

Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Ships from Norway and Denmark have picked up nearly 1,000 migrants from small boats off the coast of Libya in the past 24 hours.

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Skinny jeans damage nerve fibres, left woman unable to walk

Squatting in skinny jeans for a long period of time has been linked to damage of the muscles and nerve fibres in the legs, health experts have warned.

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Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

The US' largest retailer Walmart is to remove all Confederate flag merchandise from its stores and website following the Charleston shooting.

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ANALYSIS

Local property tax valuations must be based on fairness

House prices may be on the up but that should not mean spiralling rates of Local Property Tax for struggling homeowners, writes Michael McGrath TD

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LIFESTYLE

This is how easy it is to get top seats at Wimbledon

Bet you didn’t know how easy it is to get premium tickets to Wimbledon? Conall Ó Fatharta joined thousands of other tennis fans who camp in the grounds of the All-England club to secure top-notch seats

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: Global support for Aboriginal girl who was told she couldn’t dress up as Frozen’s Elsa

An Aboriginal girl and her mother have been overwhelmed with support from around the world after sharing their story of racial abuse. .

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A beautiful bright red aurora has been captured from the Space Station

Astronaut Scott Kelly is on board the International Space Station (ISS) until at least March next year, so he’s probably going to see a lot of things that will surprise and excite him.

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TECHNOW

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BUSINESS

Taoiseach dismisses calls by IMF for 'gradual' public pay adjustment

The Taoiseach has brushed off calls from the IMF, which has warned Ireland about plans to restore public pay.

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Burden on first time buyers

First-time buyers bear a greater burden of the costs arising from mortgage lending restrictions despite being 30% less likely to default on their loans than other homeowners.

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SHOWBIZ

Our musical tribute to the late James Horner

We offer our musical tribute to the late Oscar-winning composer James Horner, who died this morning aged 61.

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