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The men dressed up as Vikings in Dublin at the weekend REALLY got into character Great ODin's Raven This post contains images

The men dressed up as Vikings in Dublin at the weekend REALLY got into character

These amazing photos also show how sometimes a simple photographic set-up can be as effective as a studio.

Virgin plane ‘hijacked and forced to land in Bali’ – reports

Indonesia TV is reporting the aeroplane had left Australia and was forced to land at Bali International Airport.

London school says 50 – 60 students were abused by US teacher

William James Vahey took his own life earlier this year. Staff at the school are “upset, angry and betrayed”.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as we head towards the weekend.

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Run a marathon in steel-capped boots, overalls and helmet? Sign me up, says Cork fireman

“When I started too I was totally preoccupied about the weight,” says firefighter Alex O’Shea. “What I realised then is that its the pair of boots with a steel toe cap — that’s the real concern.”

Post-mortem due on unidentified body found in Dublin canal

It is believed to be the body of a man in his 20s or 30s, gardaí said today.

Green diesel incentives should be scrapped to combat fuel laundering

A new NESC report also found that environmental policy is at times “guesswork without adequate data” from informed sources.

Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM

The Irish Medical Organisation is also to discuss new rules to increase transparency for its members.

Aspirin halves your colon cancer risk … if you have a certain gene DNA

Aspirin halves your colon cancer risk … if you have a certain gene

Scientists are hoping to develop a test that would make it easy to identify who is and is not likely to get positive effects from taking aspirin.

From The Score Early battles the key to Munster hopes in Toulon — Horan Bring 'em On!

Early battles the key to Munster hopes in Toulon — Horan

“Munster definitely don’t want to be chasing a game and trying to fix problems as they go.”

Passing your drinking ‘tipping point’ can result in taking in a whopping 6,300 extra calories

Around half of drinkers surveyed said that passing their tipping point of units caused them to make unhealthy choices with food and to drink more than planned.

Inside the writers’ room: Meet the Europeans bidding to create TV on a par with America’s best

12 people are spending €4,500 each to take part in Europe’s first post-grad programme focused on writing and producing TV series. Could they create the next ‘Mad Men’ or ‘Breaking Bad’?

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet

With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.

Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be ‘expensive mistake’

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.

300 drivers caught using mobiles in space of 12 hours, as Gardaí launch new crackdown

A 48 hour enforcement campaign’s under way, ahead of the introduction of even stricter rules in the area next month.

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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s been talking about water meters, John Waters and a councillor getting evicted.

Five appear in court charged over throwing paint at Department of Justice

The incident occurred in March, with the five saying they were protesting the ‘whitewashing’ of the GardaGate scandal.

Gilmore: I find it hard to understand why people are blocking Irish Water from installing meters

The Tánaiste also said he would not be bound by any timetable on the Cabinet agreeing on how much people will have to pay.

Bray Town Council attempts to evict Councillor John Brady, he says no way

Brady says he’s “not making his family homeless”.

From The Score Tony Browne’s career secret: ‘I’d have a 5k or 8k run done before I’d even head in to squad training’ Staying At The Top

Tony Browne’s career secret: ‘I’d have a 5k or 8k run done before I’d even head in to squad training’

The legendary Waterford hurler brought the curtain down on his career last week.

Angry scenes as relatives of MH370 passengers meet airline staff

“I am not trying to create trouble or difficulty for your staff. We haven’t been trying to vent anger or hate your staff”.

The first ‘double execution’ in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday

The move comes as a court ruled that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

From The Daily Edge 13 television reporters that are definitely having a worse day than you Lights Camera

Gardaí are searching for two Dublin men missing in Cavan

Eoin O’Connor and Anthony Keegan have both been missing since Tuesday night.

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Your weekend movies… Tracks and Transcendence Trailers

VIDEO: Your weekend movies… Tracks and Transcendence

Cinema trip this weekend? DailyEdge.ie brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

Jodie Foster has married her photographer girlfriend

Foster married Alexandra Hedison at a ceremony at the weekend.

From The Score Planning permission granted for Cork GAA’s €70m redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Time For A Makeover

Planning permission granted for Cork GAA’s €70m redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh

A centre of excellence is also set to be developed at the venue in the Ballintemple area of Cork.

Thieves break into bank, hack into computers and steal over £1.25 million…but get caught

The gang members carried out a number sophisticated cyber attacks on banks in London

‘Jesus, we got off lightly’: Not quite ‘rumble in Temple Bar’ as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers

With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.

Mother charged with murder of her three children

Tania Clarence has been charged with the murder of 4-year-old Olivia and 3-year-old twins Ben and Max.

Chelsea Manning officially granted name change – but will still be treated as male prisoner

A US judge has granted Manning’s request to be formally known as Chelsea.

From Business ETC Marker to market for €40 million Making A Mark This post contains images

Marker to market for €40 million

Investor plans to sink any dividends back into Irish commercial property.

From The Daily Edge Two newborn kittens survive being boxed up and shipped 120 miles Nine Lives

Two newborn kittens survive being boxed up and shipped 120 miles

They’ve named them Mouse and Wifi. Aww.

Meet Martin O’Malley, the Irish-American who could be the next US President

The Maryland Governor wasn’t giving much away when TheJournal.ie asked him if he’ll be looking to succeed Barack Obama in two years’ time, but we did a learn a bit about his genuine Irish roots.

Man crushed by falling giant crucifix honouring Pope John Paul II

The accident happened in Italy ahead of the late Pope’s canonisation this weekend.

Election posters may ‘distract from the beauty of our countryside’ as Giro D’Italia approaches – Senator

Louth/East Meath Senator Mary Moran wants the posters taken down for the weekend of the bicycle race.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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