Your Thursday evening news catch-up

The IMF says Greece needs debt relief and €50bn in new financing, Berkeley survivor Clodagh Cogley is "making great progress", Brian Cowen has denied that the government were "on autopilot" in the midst of the financial crisis and three new buildings will be built at the Boland’s Mill site in Dublin. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

Your Thursday evening news catch-up

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IMF issues stark Greece assessment

The International Monetary Fund says Greece needs debt relief and €50bn in new financing from October through to 2018.

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IRELAND

Historic Boland's Mill site to be redeveloped at cost of €150m

Planning permission has been granted to develop three new buildings at the Boland's Mill site in Dublin.

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Cowen denies his government were "on autopilot" during crisis

Brian Cowen has denied that the government were "on autopilot" in the midst of the financial crisis.

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MOST READ: VIDEO: Irish Water denies ‘secret deals’ to not install water meters in homes of protestors

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

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SPORT

Boy who survived Indonesian tsunami at seven fulfils pro football dream

Sporting Lisbon unveiled a new signing today, 17-year-old Martunis.

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MOST READ: Tomás Ó Sé taunts have done Kerry no favours, admits Killian Young

The next time Tomás Ó Sé meets Killian Young, he will require an ice-breaker. Should Cork break their 20-year Killarney duck, he needn’t come near his former team-mate at all.

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WORLD

Four released, eight still in custody in connection with Tunisian massacre

Eight people are in custody on suspicion of direct links to a deadly attack on a Tunisian beach resort, while police have released four others detained earlier in the investigation.

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We are not alone in universe: Biologist

A leading biologist has claimed “we are not alone”, arguing that extra-terrestrials resembling humans must have evolved on other planets.

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ANALYSIS

Rushing through legislation - Irish Water charade continues

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his cabinet have done so many U-turns on Irish Water that they should consider taking dancing lessons.

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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: One man makes daring wingsuit flight through two metre cave

One man decided to do something incredibly impressive/dangerous involving a GoPro and a wingsuit.

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MOST READ: Berkeley survivor Clodagh Cogley ’making great progress’ as thousands raised

The family of Clodagh Cogley, one of the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse, have posted photos of her rehabilitation process online.

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TECHNOW

MasterCard testing if selfies could replace passwords

MasterCard is trialling new technology that would let customers take a selfie to buy online rather than entering a password.

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MOST READ: Liam Neeson's son will play Collins in The Rising

Michael Neeson will follow in the footsteps of his father by taking on the role of Michael Collins. He will play the iconic role in The Rising, a new Irish film about the events of 1916.

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BUSINESS

289 jobs created in Derry by US tech firm

289 jobs are being created by a US-based internet company in Derry.

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MOST READ: NTMA restarts bonus payments with near €80,000 outlay in 2014

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) last year paid bonuses to staff for the first time since 2012.

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SHOWBIZ

WATCH: Dublin’s youngest AC/DC fan joins fans in the pit of last night's gig

Australian rock band AC/DC took to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last night, and according to fans, it looks like we missed the gig of the year.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Rihanna's explicit new music video is shocking everyone with its nudity, bad language and gory violence

Rihanna has put the R into R-rated with her mind-blowing new music video for Bitch Better Have My Money.

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