Your Monday evening news round-up

Three men have been found guilty of planning to murder former loyalist leader Johnny ”Mad Dog” Adair; Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has said that gender quotas have made it "difficult" for young, ambitious men; Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said that says the proposed 50c per hour increase in the minimum wage is a balanced compromise.  Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com round-up.

Your Monday evening news round-up

TOP STORY

Men found guilty of planning to murder Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair

Three men have been found guilty of planning to murder former loyalist leader Johnny ”Mad Dog” Adair in Scotland.

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IRELAND

Flannery: Gender quotas have made life difficult for young male politicians

Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has said that gender quotas have made it "difficult" for young, ambitious men in politics.

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Bruton: Proposed 50c increase to minimum wage a good compromise

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said that says the proposed 50c per hour increase in the minimum wage is a balanced compromise.

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SPORT

WATCH: Blatter caught up in money stunt

An English comedian threw money at Sepp Blatter as the president of world football’s governing body prepared to give details of the February 26 presidential election at a press conference.

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Live updates: Follow all the action at The Open

Don't miss a single putt. Follow all the action from The Open here.

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WORLD

Cosby ‘paid for women’s silence’

Bill Cosby, in sworn testimony a decade ago, said he had paid women after sex to keep the affairs from his wife, suggested he was skilled at understanding nonverbal cues for sexual consent and called one of his accusers a liar.

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VIDEO: Trump slams war record of McCain

Donald Trump blustered his way into more trouble as he criticised US senator John McCain’s war record at a conservative forum.

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ANALYSIS

A brief history of celebrity

Society’s obsession with celebrity has never been more intense. But what is central to any understanding of celebrity is the crucial and formative role of the media, says TP O’Mahony

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LIFESTYLE

Exhibit shows that Guinness makes ads with a good pint

Guinness has been credited with some of the world’s most iconic advertising and, says Ed Power, its quality hasn’t faltered since it launched its first advertisement, to the chagrin of its owner, in 1929

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: Two Irish lads show you how to enjoy the summer despite the rain

These two guys are not going to let a little bit of wet get in the way of them enjoying their summer.

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Here’s how much it costs to be bitten by a rattlesnake in America

Smug Europeans already know that the United States’ medical system is ludicrously expensive - but this bill for a snake bite is truly unbelievable.

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These are the greatest and also strangest faces in The Simpsons

It’s not what it once was, but you can’t watch it without remembering a simpler time. And it rarely lets you down.

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TECHNOW

GAMING

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MOVIES

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TECH

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BUSINESS

Rathcormac-Fermoy bypass profits at €144k a week

The operators of the €295m Rathcormac-Fermoy bypass in Co Cork last year recorded operating profits of just under €144,000 per week.

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Micro firms tax credit could create 80,000 jobs

A targeted tax credit for firms employing fewer than 10 people could create 80,000 new jobs at no net cost to the exchequer and reduce the current unemployment rate to 6%.

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SHOWBIZ

Watch Daniel Radcliffe and his girlfriend perform at a karaoke bar

It turns out Daniel Radcliffe is as good with a microphone as a wand, as he took to the stage at a Californian karaoke club to perform Eminem’s hit The Real Slim Shady.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

VIDEO: Noel Gallagher on an Oasis reunion, Raheem Sterling, turning down the X Factor and... hurling

Noel Gallagher chats to Joe Dermody about Simon Cowell, Raheem Sterling and the lobby for an Oasis reunion, as well as revealing how marijuana ended his GAA career

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