Your Thursday lunchtime news catch-up

The funeral of Lorcán Miller has heard he was an extrovert who loved life and was a natural leader, Liberty Insurance is to let go a large number of their Irish based staff, and it’s been 25 years since the ’nation held its breath’ Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

Your Thursday lunchtime news catch-up

TOP STORIES

Father remembers ‘extrovert’ Lorcán at final Berkeley funeral

The funeral of Lorcán Miller has heard he was an extrovert who loved life and was a natural leader.

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Liberty Insurance to lay off hundreds of staff

Liberty Insurance is to let go a large number of their Irish based staff.

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IRELAND

SPECIAL REPORT: The increase of dementia in Ireland (VIDEO)

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

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CityJet to launch service from Cork to London City

CityJet is poised to launch a new service from Cork Airport to London City Airport from September.

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SPORT

WATCH: 25 years since the nation held its breath

Ireland is enjoying a nostalgia fest today - remembering the incredible day 25 years ago when Ireland beat Romania on penalties to earn a place in the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup.

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Heartbreak aplenty as Joe Schmidt reveals preliminary World Cup squad

More than 12 weeks have still to pass before Ireland open their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign against Canada in Cardiff, but the countdown began in earnest yesterday evening with the announcement of Joe Schmidt’s preliminary training panel.

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WORLD

Crisis talks resume on Greece deal

Crisis talks between Greece and its creditors have resumed in Brussels, in a last-minute effort to prevent a default.

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Migrants risking their lives at Calais

Migrants were risking life and limb trying to clamber aboard UK-bound trucks in Calais, France, with some saying they will do whatever it takes to cross the Channel.

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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, asks Michael Clifford

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EXAMVIRAL

This Saint Bernard puppy chasing a GoPro will bring a smile to your face

At only 10 weeks old, RJ is excited by all the new things in the world around him, most of all the new toy that his humans have bought and he must have.

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VIDEO: Silage cutting in Ireland is taking YouTube by storm

What defines an Irish summer?

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TECHNOW

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BUSINESS

50 new jobs at tech business

Fifity jobs have been created at a fast-growing technology business.

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Property tax a banana skin Fine Gael may slip on

Much has been written in recent months about the fact that Fine Gael or a Fine Gael government has never been re-elected in back-to- back elections, writes Paul Mills.

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LIFESTYLE

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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SHOWBIZ

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