Your Monday morning news round-up

Irish Water has sent bills to 90,000 ghost houses; Relatives of four of the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse have thanked the public for their support; and Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, has died. Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com round-up.
Your Monday morning news round-up

TOP STORY

Not a ghost of a chance of Irish Water bills being paid

Irish Water has sent bills to 90,000 ghost houses, as it struggles to get to grips with the identity of its customers.

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IRELAND

Berkeley survivors' families thank those who 'tenderly' cared for their children

Relatives of four of the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse have thanked the public for their support, and appealed for time and space for the young people to recover.

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Waterford Plane Crash: Air show crowds pay tribute to pilot

A crowd of more than 15,000 observed a minute’s silence at the Foynes Air Show at 1pm yesterday in memory of Howard Cox, a pilot who was due to take part in the show but died in a plane crash on Saturday night.

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Mum moves 60km to ease sick daughter’s hospital trip

A mother whose daughter has a serious heart condition was so worried that an ambulance would not get her to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, on time that she moved 60km.

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SPORT

Romero move to Man Utd opens door for de Gea

Louis van Gaal claimed he was forced into signing Sergio Romero because of the uncertainty surrounding David de Gea, who could still leave Manchester United for Real Madrid, according to the Dutchman.

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Ireland avoid big guns as early away ties await

Where the World Cup draw giveth, the World Cup schedule taketh away.

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Ronnie Whelan reveals Liverpool fears

Ronnie Whelan believes Liverpool must hit the ground running this season in their quest for silverware and a return to Champions League football.

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WORLD

Police fire on car at Tour de France

Paris police were searching for a car that struck a taxi and crashed through barricades set up near the Tour de France finish line yesterday morning, drawing police fire hours before the arrival of the cyclists and spectators. Police said they didn’t suspect terrorism.

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Austrian van crammed with 42 migrants

Austrian police have stopped a van crammed with 42 migrants and have arrested the Romanian driver, who had driven nonstop from the Serbian-Hungarian border.

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ANALYSIS

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: A man moulded by an idyllic childhood and famine horrors

What made Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa oppose British rule? Author Shane Kenna describes his early life and the key moments that helped shape his future path as a patriot.

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LIFESTYLE

Centre for Talented Youth is DCU’s camp for Ireland’s best and brightest

DCU’s Centre for Talented Youth was set up to inspire gifted children across the country. Our 17 year old "The way I see it" columnist Ellie Menton filled us in on what she gets out of Ireland’s real life "nerdcamp".

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EXAMVIRAL

Video: Vicious attack on cyclist who is shoved over from a moving car

A video of a man pushing a cyclist over from the window of a moving car is fast going viral online.

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VIDEO: Colin Farrell just being one of the lads at the Special Olympics

Colin Farrell is a long-time supporter of Special Olympics Ireland, and was on hand last night to accompany Team Ireland at the opening ceremony in Los Angeles.

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TECHNOW

GAMING

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MOVIES

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TECH

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BUSINESS

Ryanair reports 25% profits rise

Ryanair has reported a 25% increase in first-quarter net profit.

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Ibec calls for budget boost for infrastructure

Michael Noonan is being urged to spend big on transport, schools and telecoms to help close the gap between the roaring Dublin economy and less vibrant regions.

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SHOWBIZ

Bobbi Kristina dies after seven months in coma

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late entertainer Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has died, seven months after she was found face-down in a bathtub. She was 22 years old.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Video: Vicious attack on cyclist who is shoved over from a moving car

A video of a man pushing a cyclist over from the window of a moving car is fast going viral online.

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