Your Thursday evening news round-up

A Dublin man fraudulently claimed almost €30,000 in benefits for three years when he was living in Lanzarote, a court has heard; The Garda Commissioner is defending the appointment of her husband to a team investigating alleged leaks of information to journalists; Police in the US are investigating after a two-year-old child was freed from a locked car on a sweltering day. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com round-up.

Your Thursday evening news round-up

TOP STORY

Michael O’Flynn: Nama has demonised my profession

Cork developer and Elysian builder Michael O’Flynn has controversially claimed Nama “demonised” his profession and insisted developers “did not cause” the crash.

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IRELAND

Man got €29k in disability benefits while living in Lanzarote for three years, court hears

A Dublin man fraudulently claimed almost €30,000 in benefits for three years when he was living in Lanzarote, a court has heard.

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Garda Commissioner defends husband's appointment to investigation

The Garda Commissioner is defending the appointment of her husband to a team investigating alleged leaks of information to journalists.

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SPORT

French connection won’t distract Simon Zebo

Simon Zebo admits he would have little difficulty in settling into a new life as a rugby player in France, but the Munster and Ireland wing is postponing all thoughts on his club future until after the upcoming World Cup.

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In the zone: How Jimmy Barry-Murphy has rejigged Cork’s approach

If Jimmy Barry-Murphy didn’t know he was doing something extraordinary, he must surely have realised it when Dónal Óg Cusack lauded his changing of the script after the qualifier win over Clare last Saturday week.

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WORLD

Police investigate as woman is filmed rescuing toddler from hot car

Police in the US are investigating after a two-year-old child was freed from a locked car on a sweltering day.

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Peru set to make first contact with tribe

Peru will try to make contact for the first time with an Amazonian tribe that largely lives isolated in the jungle, part of a bid to ease tensions with nearby villages after a bow-and-arrow attack in May.

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ANALYSIS

Thousands will answer the siren’s call on Reek Sunday

John G O’Dwyer reflects on why humans feel the need to be close to mountains and what are the reasons why a new generation climb Croagh Patrick

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LIFESTYLE

John Creedon take on the Wild Atlantic Way in epic roadtrip

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It’s the Irish roadtrip that is proving an enormous success internationally, so John Creedon couldn’t resist getting back into his trusty VW van and setting forth on the Wild Atlantic Way, says Ailin Quinlan.

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EXAMVIRAL

VIDEO: Would you give money to a homeless father or a homeless drunk?

Coby Persin, known for his social experiment videos took to the streets of New York City to test the charity of pedestrians.

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What happened when Which? tested the security on contactless cards?

Thieves could exploit a security flaw to steal key data from contactless debit and credit cards using equipment readily available online, consumer group Which? has warned.

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TECHNOW

GAMING

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MOVIES

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TECH

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BUSINESS

Noonan: AIB stock market flotation will be in 2016

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed that any stock market flotation of AIB is unlikely to take place until late spring or early summer 2016.

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SHOWBIZ

WATCH: David Beckham surprises deserving family with $100,000

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj’s Twitter spat has been taking the internet by storm today.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

WATCH: MP asks Kay Burley: ’What’s wrong with you?’

Awkward moments are painful enough in real life, but when they’re broadcast on live TV… there are no words.

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