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Thursday 21 May, 2015

From Business ETC After more than two decades on ice, Colonel Sanders is back Playing Chicken

After more than two decades on ice, Colonel Sanders is back

In advertising form. Not the real one.

Explainer: Everything you wanted to know about this year’s Eurovision (but were afraid to ask)

Who have Ireland sent? What are our chances? What happens if Australia wins? And why is Johnny Logan in the papers?

“We have to act”: World appalled as Isis seizes full control of important heritage site

Before Syria’s conflict began in March 2011 – more than 150,000 tourists visited Palmyra every year.

Trailer watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

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From Business ETC Bloxham partner who helped bring down the firm won’t pay a cent in fines Sorry Saga

Bloxham partner who helped bring down the firm won’t pay a cent in fines

Tadhg Gunnell has been banned from similar roles for 10 years.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Matt’s finished, the price of Sterling, and all of today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave It There So: Matt’s finished, the price of Sterling, and all of today’s sport

Plus Cian Healy’s neck, Gazza’s phone and much, much more…

Waco bikers hid guns in sacks of tortilla chips and down a toilet

A video from the scene shows bikers running into the bathroom and the kitchen during the shootout.

Ireland’s youngest Mensa member (he’s 6) could read the newspaper before he started school

John Fitzgerald’s parents say they knew he was super intelligent from the age of 12 months.

Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?

Our nearest neighbour is cracking down on sex buyers.

New Zealand glacier body identified after 42 years

Surviving family members have issued an statement expressing gratitude to the police.

“It’s a big honour”: Hozier has won ANOTHER big music award

The Bray musician said that he’s trying to get his head around the

The Vatican’s finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim

The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.

‘The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn’t pleasant for anyone in the room’

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum

Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.

From The42 Sterling’s agent – ‘Carragher is a knob’ and not even £900k a week will keep him at Anfield Lashing Out

Sterling’s agent – ‘Carragher is a knob’ and not even £900k a week will keep him at Anfield

But agent Aidy Ward is now denying the quotes attributed to him in the Evening Standard.

DNA from pizza crust helps identify suspect in murders of millionaire and family

Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, their young son and the family’s housekeeper were killed in a fire at the family mansion earlier this month.

From Business ETC The company behind Grand Theft Auto is suing the BBC Law Suit-tos

The company behind Grand Theft Auto is suing the BBC

Rockstar Games say it’s taking action against the BBC for trademark infringement.

Irish citizen will not be extradited to the United States for terrorism related offences

Ali Charaf Damache could have faced up to 45 years if extradited to the United States.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Pictures: A giant oil slick has hit the California coast

The spill is the result of an onshore pipeline leak spewing oil into the ocean for several hours yesterday.

“If I hadn’t been given that heart my daughters would have never been born”

The Mater Hospital is today celebrating 10 years of lung transplants and thirty years of heart transplants.

From Business ETC The Irish-owned company that’s shaking up payments could be worth €4.5 billion soon Earning Your Stripes

The Irish-owned company that’s shaking up payments could be worth €4.5 billion soon

If the talks are successful, Stripe’s valuation would have increased by €2.9 billion in the space of 15 months.

First world problem alert: There’s a global Prosecco drought on the way…

The grape used to produce everyone’s favourite pre-drink has had a couple of particularly bad harvests in a row in Italy.

From The42 Best for both parties as O’Connor heads for the Leinster exit door Mutual Consent

Best for both parties as O’Connor heads for the Leinster exit door

The Australian is likely to head back to his native land for his next job.

The DSPCA has taken custody of the sheep found in a block of Dublin flats

The inner city interloper was found in Oliver Bond Street flats, near Thomas Street.

Vincent Browne will be anchoring the referendum count from The George

Glenda Gilsen’s helping – and the guest-list includes David Norris, Alan Shatter and Bosco.

Prison officers hospitalised after being attacked with brush handles

It happened on the A1 landing as officers were clearing out the cells.

Commuters rejoice: Irish Rail launches rapid Cork to Dublin route

The journey will now take just 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Model Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation

This comes after Cosby’s denial that he raped the former model in 1982.

‘My experience in Ireland has been quite simply incredible’

My life here has given me amazing opportunities as a professional musician. I don’t miss a lot of things from Kinshasa (apart from the sun, obviously).

Referendum Commissioner says he wouldn’t like to see posters regulated ‘North Korean style’

The Commissioner is encouraging people to get out and vote tomorrow.

Paul Gascoigne has won €264,000 in damages for having his phone hacked

The troubled former footballer, along with numerous other celebrities, has received a settlement from Mirror Group Newspapers.

Make no mistake, the eyes of the world are on Ireland right now

Ireland’s Catholic past means tomorrow’s vote is being viewed with curiosity.

From Business ETC Here’s what happens when you search for your own name on Google Maps Google Know

Here’s what happens when you search for your own name on Google Maps

And the likely reason why it presents such results.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

All of the news – none of the waiting.

For the first time in seven years, Ireland’s unemployment rate is under 10%

There are now 1.9 million people employed in Ireland and 212,000 who are unemployed.

Kevin Myers is worried about how same-sex couples are going to consummate their marriages

He has said that this could present a legal loophole when it comes to divorce.