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Elaine O’Hara’s brother tells court that he believes he found her user profile on fetish website

Elaine told her sister that she had a miscarriage in 2011, her sister told the court today.

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Michael Lowry, the new Greek prime minister, and an asteroid had everyone talking today.

What’s wrong with complimenting a woman on “on her nice dress, or a pair of shoes, or a hairstyle”?

PR advisor Valerie O’Reilly was described as “not bad looking” by TD Michael Lowry in a note to Enda Kenny last week.

Fiona Doyle: There are women out there who facilitate the rape and abuse of their children

Fiona revealed today that her life story is being made into a film.

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Fine Gael TD: “Yes, I made some calls to Africa. None of them were personal.”

Michelle Mulherin confirms she made calls to Kenya from her phone in Leinster House, but says they were not personal.

Protest outside Minister’s home “a matter for the Gardaí” Not Happy This post contains images

Protest outside Minister’s home “a matter for the Gardaí”

It’s not the first time a protest has been staged at Paschal Donohoe’s home. The last one was “absolutely unacceptable” he said.

From The42 How many of these noughties Irish rugby internationals can you remember? Quiz

How many of these noughties Irish rugby internationals can you remember?

Do you know your Ian Dowling’s from your Ian Whitten’s?

From The Daily Edge 9 tricks that will actually help you get up in the morning Wake Up Call

9 tricks that will actually help you get up in the morning

Give your snooze button a holiday. It deserves it.

Man who crashed drone onto White House grounds says it was an accident

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, were overseas when the quadcopter struck the southeast side of the grounds at about 3am.

Ten people dead after Greek fighter jet crashes at Spanish military base

Around 20 people are said to have been injured in the incident.

This extremely rare sea turtle washed up on the coast of Donegal

It was thousands of kilometres away from home.

Horny New Yorkers are flocking to Craigslist in search of blizzard hook-ups

New York’s state Governor said today this blizzard could be a matter of life and death, so going on the pull was the obvious response.

Steven Spielberg warns of ‘demons’ faced by Jewish people

The director was speaking to a group of Holocaust survivors in Poland today.

Varadkar had ‘useful’ meeting with husbands of women who died at Sligo Hospital

Leo Varadkar met with the two men today to discuss their concerns about safety at maternity wards in Ireland.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland’s injury worries, Ravenhill gets a final and all today’s sport Monday Round-up

We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland’s injury worries, Ravenhill gets a final and all today’s sport

Also, James McCarthy is close to returning to action for Everton.

After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane

Another city in Iraq was also liberated.

From Business ETC IMF says it ‘stands ready’ to support Greece Let's Talk

IMF says it ‘stands ready’ to support Greece

Anti-austerity party Syriza won a landslide election.

From Business ETC Someone just paid over €110,000 for a limited-edition PS4* Big Spender

Someone just paid over €110,000 for a limited-edition PS4*

*It was for a good cause, in fairness.

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it’s up to all of us to write the next chapter

This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.

Tom Petty is now getting royalties from Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’

A dispute over similarities between a Petty single and Smith’s Stay With Me was settled out of court.

From The Daily Edge 11 times brands desperately tried to get down with the kids, and failed Fellow Kids

The Central Bank is keeping schtum on its radical new mortgage rules (for now…)

Reports suggest house hunters may get something of a reprieve.

Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high

Some 172,000 new applications were received in 2014.

Rise in cycling came with an increased number of deaths – are we ready for so many bikes?

A count of cycle traffic in Dublin city from 2011 to 2013 shows a jump of 20,000 cyclists.

From Business ETC Good news for Airtricity customers: Your bills will be lower from April Power

Good news for Airtricity customers: Your bills will be lower from April

Dual fuel customers stand to save an average of €58.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Europe or Die: Why so many migrants risk their lives to come here

Since 2000, more than 27,000 refugees have died while attempting to cross the border.

From The42 Scrum-half worry for Ireland as Murray set for further scan, Reddan strains ligaments 9 Problems

Scrum-half worry for Ireland as Murray set for further scan, Reddan strains ligaments

Lock Dave Foley will also see a surgeon about his wrist this week.

An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now

Don’t worry, it won’t crash into us.

Ireland’s new passport-checking civil servants started work today

No more worrying that a guard might arrest you for having a sombrero on.

Tieless and taking a civil not religious oath, Alexis Tsipras sworn in as Greek Prime Minister

The Syriza leader took a civil instead of a religious oath.

Man who prank called Cameron was ‘off his face on booze and cocaine’

The man pretended to be the head of spy agency GCHQ.

From The42 Senator Catherine Noone now backing MMA to be recognised by Irish Sports Council Support

Senator Catherine Noone now backing MMA to be recognised by Irish Sports Council

The Fine Gael senator was speaking at an injury prevention event at the Royal College of Surgeons over the weekend.

From Business ETC Good news: 100 new jobs on the way at Viagogo in Limerick, 50 in Dublin Ticketing

Good news: 100 new jobs on the way at Viagogo in Limerick, 50 in Dublin

The company has been “overwhelmed by the level of local talent” since opening in Limerick last year.

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