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Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time Siterserv This post contains videos

Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time

More documents released under FOI show that Siteserv was not the only issue of contention between the department and IBRC.

Mexican teenager dragged screaming from courthouse and sent to Texas Spirited Away This post contains videos

Mexican teenager dragged screaming from courthouse and sent to Texas

A Houston woman claimed Alondra Luna Nunez was her daughter but she’s since been proven wrong.

The Children’s Referendum will not have to be held again

The referendum passed by 58% voting yes and 42% voting no.

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From Business ETC Ireland is losing its competitive edge D'oh!

Ireland is losing its competitive edge

The country is still an expensive place to do business.

From The42 Messi and Pep reunited as Barca and Bayern meet in the Champions League semi-finals Final Four

Messi and Pep reunited as Barca and Bayern meet in the Champions League semi-finals

The draw was made in Switzerland this morning.

Surrogacy is still being discussed ahead of the same-sex marriage vote

Lawyers for Yes say the referendum has no connection with the issue.

NI Health Minister draws links between gay relationships and child abuse

The MLA has since withdrawn his comments and apologised.

From Business ETC This is how much Sony offered Daniel Craig just to hold its new phone James Bond

This is how much Sony offered Daniel Craig just to hold its new phone

But the star resisted because Bond ‘only uses the best’.

Checktheregister.ie excludes some Dublin streets, but you could still be on the electoral register

Dublin City Council says it is fixing the problem and urged voters to get in touch.

Just how many Irish people can really be classed as filthy rich?

5% of the tax-paying population are on salaries of €100,000 or greater…

Revealed: How Michael Noonan’s confidence in IBRC bosses was ‘wearing quite thin’

Newly-released documents show major tensions between the former Anglo Irish Bank and the Department of Finance.

Taoiseach: ‘The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean’

Once it has been approved by the UN security council, however.

Man to appear in court over death of man at Limerick house

A man in his early 40s was discovered at around 5.30am on Wednesday.

From Business ETC No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

Previous Apple launches have seen queues down the street – but stock of the new watch on the high street is limited.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Irishman who punched brother avoids jail, man due in court in Karen Buckley case and Denis O’Brien says he was merely the buyer in the Siteserv sale.

Armenia remembers its genocide, but struggles to keep up with the Kardashians

The Kardashians have helped to make today’s commemorations newsworthy – but, after the circus, Armenia will continue to suffer from miserable poverty.

From The42 Schmidt and IRFU answer ‘grossly inaccurate’ O’Connor criticisms of player management Inaccuracies

Schmidt and IRFU answer ‘grossly inaccurate’ O’Connor criticisms of player management

David Nucifora and Joe Schmidt have underlined the value of Ireland’s player management system.

Pacteau back in court over death of Irish student Karen Buckley

The hearing will again be held in private.

16 breathtaking Hubble images that changed the way we view the Universe

We have much to thank Hubble for at its 25th birthday.

US politician found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, an Alzheimer’s patient

Henry Rayhons said the couple held hands, prayed and kissed, but had no sexual contact.

Young man takes on social welfare for ‘age discrimination’ over reduced dole

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

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Thursday 23 April, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Siteserv, occupying Benetton and snow in April had people talking today.

Yet another Fianna Fáil figure has had a go at “defeatist” party leadership

Mary Fitzpatrick said party strategists ‘lack ambition’ and are ‘defeatist.’

Noonan announces review into Siteserv deal as more FOI documents emerge

The Department of Finance questioned whether shareholders should have received €5 million.

The new drugs minister describes his trip to Amsterdam as a young student

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he did what “most students” do.

Photocopies of college students’ passports left in a skip on busy street

The college says all of the sensitive information has been recovered.

Is it going to snow on Monday?

Wait. What month is it?

China is cracking down on strippers at funerals

China’s official Xinhua news agency said such performances are typically organised in order to draw a larger crowd at last rites.

Denmark has banned bestiality to stop “animal sex tourism”

But a lot of people were against the law.

James May has officially left Top Gear

With executive producer Andy Wilman tonight also quitting the show, it seems Top Gear will have a very different feel going forward.

Mayo TD John O’Mahony confirms switch to Galway-West

The former football manager says “the pitch has changed” for the next election.

From The42 Cork v Kilkenny, Saturday night hurling and all in aid of player who suffered spinal injury Great Cause