Your Thursday morning news round-up

The search for missing student Barry Davis Ryan will continue this morning; Irish Water contractors are not installing meters in the homes of protestors after striking secret deals; The tide is turning at Cork Airport after CityJet announced a high-frequency service to London City Airport. Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

Your Thursday morning news round-up

TOP STORY - BALTIMORE TRAGEDY

‘Valiant’ search continues for missing student

The search for missing student Barry Davis Ryan will continue this morning, as a doctor on the scene of Tuesday’s tragedy praised the “valiant” and “phenomenal” efforts of rescue teams who took Barry Ryan Sr and Niamh O’Connor from the sea near Baltimore.

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VIDEO: Baltimore Drownings - Calmed waters belie tragedy and turmoil of ‘heavy day’ in seaside village

The barometers used by the fishermen of old would have told you, if you needed telling in the first place.

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Community rallies around Niamh’s family

A Cork community is trying to comfort the family of a young woman whose life was tragically cut short when she drowned in West Cork on Tuesday night.

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IRELAND

Irish Water denies ‘secret deals’

Irish Water contractors are not installing meters in the homes of protestors after striking secret deals.

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CityJet flights put Cork Airport on comeback trail

The tide is turning at Cork Airport after CityJet announced a high-frequency service to London City Airport from October.

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MOST READ: Drink-drive case fails over cuffs

A suspected drink-driving case was dismissed yesterday because of the handcuffing of the motorist while he was in the Garda patrol car.

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SPORT

Cork City ready for return to the big stage

Five years after being wound up in the high court, a reborn Cork City return to European football tonight as they welcome Iceland’s KR Reykjavik to Turner’s Cross for a Europa League first round qualifying tie that is sure to attract a bumper crowd to the Curragh Road venue (7.45pm).

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MOST READ: Conor Counihan: ‘Player independence gone’

All-Ireland winning Cork manager Conor Counihan is concerned that the growing support structures in Gaelic games are stunting the independence of players on the field.

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WORLD

Barack Obama hails ‘new chapter’ with Cuba

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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Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening asks God for forgiveness at trial

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served in Auschwitz has testified that he helped the death camp function in his role sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews after they arrived in cattle-cars.

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ANALYSIS

MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Banking Inquiry: Regrets? None, absolutely nein, zero, zip, zilch...

Anybody expecting Charlie McCreevy to enter the banking inquiry armed with sackcloth and ashes would have been a long time waiting., writes Michael Clifford

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LIFESTYLE

New book claims women can do it all

A new US book says mums working outside the home don’t have it bad at all — and more controversially, it gets easier when you make it to the top. Andrea Mara puts its controversial theories to the test

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: This blind pooch and his guide dog from Cork are looking for a home together

We bet you’ve never seen a dog with its own guide dog before.

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MOST READ: Here's what Harry Potter would be like if it was rated an 18

The internet is awash with Harry Potter fan fiction, but Fine Brothers Entertainment have done something a bit different with their attempt.

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TECHNOW

VIDEO London Has Fallen trailer - Gerard Butler can't save Big Ben

There's a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen on the way. It's called London Has Fallen...

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BUSINESS

Greeks deal in cash to survive

The perilous state of the Greek economy is underlined by the fact that there is only about €900m available for their banks to distribute through their ATMs, according to sources.

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MOST READ: Irish exporters happy with sterling effort in euro waiting game

Whether Greece stays in the eurozone remains a question of no little importance to Europe and the future prosperity of the Greek people.

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SHOWBIZ

Amanda Seyfried is desperate to have a child

Amanda Seyfried has revealed she feels a need to become a mother as soon as possible.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening asks God for forgiveness at trial

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served in Auschwitz has testified that he helped the death camp function in his role sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews after they arrived in cattle-cars.

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