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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?

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

It was thousands of kilometres away from home.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Tour the Guinness Storehouse from the comfort of your own home

The new Google Business View tool allows users to take a virtual, interactive tour of the attraction.

Jurys Inn chain sold to US investors … for a LOT of money

Lone Star Funds has struck a deal with stakeholders.

One thousand water meters are being installed every day (but progress has slowed down)

Minister Alan Kelly says there’s now 2,000 fewer being installed per month compared to late last year.

From The42 A 40-a-day smoker has moved to Ethiopia to chase his dream of running for Ireland Born To Run

A 40-a-day smoker has moved to Ethiopia to chase his dream of running for Ireland

Christopher Harrington only took up running at 27. Now he’s rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s best.

From The Daily Edge Guess which musician played the lowest-earning gig at the 3Arena last year? He's Beautiful

Guess which musician played the lowest-earning gig at the 3Arena last year?

The highest-earning gig is also pretty surprising.

From Business ETC One in four Aer Lingus workers could lose jobs in airline takeover Up In The Air

One in four Aer Lingus workers could lose jobs in airline takeover

The airline’s board is considering another buyout offer as a union warns of job losses.

Is the Credit Union going to start doing mortgages?

Maybe, but it’s “early days”.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know..

From Business ETC Which country is buying the most iPhones? (Hint: It’s not the US) Turning Point

Which country is buying the most iPhones? (Hint: It’s not the US)

Apple’s home turf is selling a lot of iPhones – but not enough to topple the current champ.

Fiona Doyle on new sentence for rapist father: “I’m not a victim anymore, I’m now a survivor”

Patrick O’Brien will now spend another 7 years in jail after it was ruled that his original three year sentence was too lenient.

Singer Demis Roussos has died RIP

Singer Demis Roussos has died

Roussos sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

Teenager arrested over fatal hit-and-run released without charge

81-year-old Wexford man James Brennan died in the Wexford crash.

Irish man found dead in Thailand RIP

Irish man found dead in Thailand

The man was found dead on Sunday.

Greece’s new prime minister reckons Sinn Féin will win the election next year

Alexis Tsipras’s victory speech last night included a reference to Ireland.

Parents prevented from naming their child ‘Nutella’ France This post contains a poll

Parents prevented from naming their child ‘Nutella’

Another couple were prevented from naming their child ‘fraise’ (strawberry).

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