Your Thursday morning news round-up

Ireland must brace itself for a dementia tsunami, the final Berkeley funeral is to take place today, Joe Schmidt has revealed the preliminary World Cup squad and how Samsung has a clear edge on its competitors.  Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

Your Thursday morning news round-up

TOP STORY - SPECIAL REPORT

VIDEO: SPECIAL REPORT: The increase of dementia in Ireland

Experts examine the issue of dementia in Ireland, and two people share their personal experiences with the condition.

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Is Ireland ready for a 240% rise in dementia diagnoses?

We are barely at the races when it comes to tackling dementia, says Catherine Shanahan

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IRELAND

Final Berkeley funeral to take place today, as injured Clodgah posts moving Facebook message

The funeral of Berkeley balcony collapse victim Lorcán Miller will take place this morning.

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Erin Brockovich offers to help families with Berkeley case

US activist Erin Brockovich has offered her assistance to the victims of last week’s balcony collapse in Berkeley and their families.

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MOST READ: No permission given for credit union loan: Sinn Féin

A Sinn Féin internal inquiry into the party’s Cobh branch has concluded a credit union €7,000 loan was secured without party permission and that large amounts of monies were withdrawn and not repaid.

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SPORT

McGregor v Aldo fight to go ahead

The UFC has confirmed Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo's title fight will go ahead at UFC 189, despite reported injuries to Aldo.

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MOST READ: Heartbreak aplenty as Joe Schmidt reveals preliminary World Cup squad

And so it begins.

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WORLD

Two jail employees held over 'Shawshank-style' escape

A US maximum-security prison guard believed to have delivered tools inside frozen meat to two inmates before they escaped has been arrested.

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Sedated patient sues anaesthetist over operation banter

A patient in the US has sued an anaesthetist who viciously mocked him after he was put under anaesthetic for a medical procedure.

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ANALYSIS

Banking Inquiry: ‘What’s another year for someone who’s lost everything?’

Where was Johnny Logan when his country needed him most?

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LIFESTYLE

MOST READ: Samsung gains a clear edge on its competitors

Samsung worked hard over the last few years to catch up with design kingpins, Apple. The release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge shows all their hard work has paid off, says Noel Campion.

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EXAMVIRAL

'Rainbow' coral could help save the lives of people with cancer

Coral which glows all colours of the rainbow – despite being found in deep water reefs – could be used to help trace cancer cells, according to scientists.

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MOST READ: VIDEO: Silage cutting in Ireland is taking YouTube by storm

What defines an Irish summer?

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: Tom Holland is Spider-Man and people are very confused

In case you didn't know, there's a new Spider-Man on the way. Andrew Garfield is out, that recent series is kaput and it's all going to be rebooted with Spidey joining the ranks of The Avengers.

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BUSINESS

Regional house prices see fastest growth since boom

A slowdown in the explosive rate of house price increases in Dublin shows a tough Central Bank regime on mortgage lending is biting, but comes too late to have any effect in lessening the huge hikes looming in household property tax bills.

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MOST READ: Revenue gains €315m in penalties and interest

Revenue has collected €315m in penalties and interest over the past three years as part of a crackdown on non-compliance since the economic downturn.

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SHOWBIZ

Ellie Goulding lights up Leeside with breathtaking performance

The first time I saw Ellie Goulding live, it was pretty much by accident.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Two jail employees held over 'Shawshank-style' escape

A US maximum-security prison guard believed to have delivered tools inside frozen meat to two inmates before they escaped has been arrested.

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