Your Wednesday morning news round-up

A search operation has resumed in West Cork for a man missing since a freak accident killed his father and girlfriend; Irish tourists in Tunisia have pleaded with the Government to get them home; People who refuse to pay their Irish Water bills will not be brought to court until their debt reaches at least €500. Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

Your Wednesday morning news round-up

TOP STORY

VIDEO: Search resumes for man whose girlfriend and father died in freak sea accident

A search operation has resumed in West Cork for a man missing since a freak accident killed his father and girlfriend.

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VIDEO: Baltimore Drownings - Sea tragedy in West Cork

A father and his son’s girlfriend were swept to their deaths in a freak shore accident in West Cork last night.

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IRELAND

Tourists ask Government to get them home amid misinformation claims

Irish tourists in Tunisia have pleaded with the Government to get them home amid claims they were not fully informed about the impact of the attack on their holiday destination.

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Softer stance on Irish Water bill defaulters

People who refuse to pay their Irish Water bills will not be brought to court until their debt reaches at least €500, effectively delaying any cases until 2017 — long after the general election.

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MOST READ: Man loses challenge over will of late male partner

A man’s legal challenge to the will of his late male partner has been dismissed by the High Court.

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SPORT

Euro failure could cost FAI €12m

Uefa have confirmed a 50% increase in prize money for next year’s European Championships — meaning Ireland’s qualification struggles could see the FAI miss out on at least €12 million.

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MOST READ: Bomber Liston, Tomás Ó Sé and kicking sleeping dogs in the midday sun?

Last year, I was out of the country for the Munster final.

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WORLD

Eurozone Crisis: ‘Everything is possible’ in deal talks

The finance minister puts on his helmet, still sporting his characteristic grin, as crowds try to get close enough to take selfies.

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Swede awarded $18m in suit against boss

A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18m (€16.5m) by a federal jury.

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ANALYSIS

GERARD HOWLIN: For negotiations to succeed, there must be commitment and trust

The reason politics is a hard trade is you have to make hard decisions. Greece, is a marginalised country, playing a weak hand, writes Gerard Howlin

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LIFESTYLE

The dos and don’ts of summer sales shopping

The thought of summer sales might make you shudder in horror or squeal with excitement depending on your attitude to spending but approach them with cool headedness and a little shopping savvy and you can save yourself major buck.

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EXAMVIRAL

Introducing… the world’s tallest cow

According to the Guinness Book of Records, this cow was the tallest cow in the world.

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MOST READ: Why is time about to stand still for a 'leap second'?

You probably won’t notice, but time is set to stand still this week, postponing Wednesday by one second.

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TECHNOW

See the uniforms and proton packs from the new Ghostbusters

You do remember there's a new Ghostbusters on the way right?

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BUSINESS

Markets take it on chin as Greece misses €1.6bn IMF repayment

The lack of any 11th-hour breakthrough in talks between Athens and key eurozone leaders meant markets were little riled by the failure of Greece to meet the repayment to the IMF due yesterday.

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MOST READ: €140m pension raid signals end of levy

The Government’s pension levy haul yesterday passed the €2.3bn mark as a further €140m was raided from private sector pension funds.

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SHOWBIZ

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing: their relationship history in full

Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing after 10 years of marriage.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

VIDEO: Baltimore Drownings - Sea tragedy in West Cork

A father and his son’s girlfriend were swept to their deaths in a freak shore accident in West Cork last night.

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