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Thursday 30 July, 2015

Don’t listen to lazy economic arguments against Irish unity. They couldn’t be further from the truth

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy responds to a column published on TheJournal.ie last week.

‘He didn’t value that we were actually human beings, it was like a nightmare.’

Mary Manning was repeatedly abused by her stepfather.

70-year-old man arrested in connection with fatal 2012 hit-and-run

Cyclist Paudie O’Leary was killed when he was struck by a car on a rural stretch of road.

Clarkson, Hammond and May have a new show – but Irish viewers won’t be able to see it

It’ll be streaming on Amazon Prime from next year. Amazon Prime isn’t available here.

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Mark Pollock in line for £2 million payout – but none of it will be paid by his friends

The motivational speaker and adventurer said he limited his claim to ensure his friends did not lose a penny.

From Business ETC Samsung is going to lower the price of its phones to compete with the iPhone Galaxy S6

Samsung is going to lower the price of its phones to compete with the iPhone

The company is considering adjusting the price for the S6 and S6 Edge after sales disappoint.

From Business ETC Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency Eurozone

Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency

His immunity to prosecution as a member of parliament must be revoked first.

From Business ETC This boss sold his company for a fortune – then gave his staff over €200,000 each Fair Play Award

This boss sold his company for a fortune – then gave his staff over €200,000 each

Nevzat Aydin said he was setting a “bad example” for other employers.

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From The42 John Kavanagh defended the legitimacy of MMA during a live TV3 debate Opposing Views This post contains videos

John Kavanagh defended the legitimacy of MMA during a live TV3 debate

Conor McGregor’s coach was on The Late Review last night with journalist Eoghan Corry and presenter Tom McGurk.

From Business ETC Facebook is growing and growing – and it has some new things in store By The Numbers

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Everything you need to know as you get stuck into your day.

Poll: Would you like to see a united Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see a united Ireland?

Sinn Fein’s MEP Matt Carthy says Ireland would be better off with a single economy.

Irish truck drivers face threats from migrants with ‘iron bars, broken bottles and machetes’

A man died yesterday after thousands of migrants stormed the Eurotunnel.

Man tried to buy a deadly toxin on the dark web after watching Breaking Bad

Liverpool man Mohammed Ali tried to buy ricin – and now faces jail.

A full moon will be making the beaches of Ireland more dangerous this weekend

Irish Water Safety are warning swimmers to watch out for rip tides.

The crisis in Greece has the people of Ireland shaking a bit

A new report on consumer confidence has also identified the closure of Clerys as having a negative impact.

Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Cloverhill Prison, Irish Water and the Taliban had everybody talking today.

The Diaries: The 20-something newlywed who has a lot of fantasies

“Woke up and tried to initiate morning sex…

An oasis of consent: My experience at Dublin’s fetish club night

Just your regular Saturday night – but with more flogging and gimp masks.

Four-year-old boy killed in Co Mayo farm accident

The boy was taken to Belmullet District Hospital, but was pronounced dead there.

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Cloverhill riot: Prisoners injured, two climb onto roof

Officers in riot gear were sent to deal with the protest, after attempts to resolve it via negotiation failed.

Man appears in court charged with being a member of the IRA

Ryan Glennon made no reply to the charge.

Drunk badger steals seven beers, passes out for two days

Wandzia the badger is recuperating (drying out) at a Polish animal shelter.

Teenager charged after eight-year-old is kidnapped, killed and put in a recycling bin

Police say Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured Madyson Middleton from a courtyard where she had been riding her scooter.

Three men arrested after car being pursued by gardaí crashes

The car crashed on Lotts Road in Dublin this afternoon.

From The42 The42′s Virtually Impossible Premier League Table Quiz Let's Get Quizzical

The42′s Virtually Impossible Premier League Table Quiz

Just how well do you remember these Premier League seasons.

From The42 Fast and Furious: We spent an afternoon drifting with top 400m runner Thomas Barr Need For Speed This post contains videos

Fast and Furious: We spent an afternoon drifting with top 400m runner Thomas Barr

“It’s an adrenaline buzz. It’s something completely different.”

WATCH: US cop charged with murder after ‘senselessly’ shooting black man in the head

“He should never have been a police officer,” says the prosecutor.

Here’s Liam Gallagher having a session with some auld lads in a Mayo pub

Charlestown, Co Mayo = rock’n'roll haunt. Seriously.

911 caller told to “deal with it yourself” after teenage friend shot New Mexico This post contains videos

911 caller told to “deal with it yourself” after teenage friend shot

The victim later died and the dispatcher has resigned.

From Business ETC Why Richard Branson isn’t a good role model for would-be startup founders Idol Thoughts

Why Richard Branson isn’t a good role model for would-be startup founders

Budding entrepreneurs need to have more realistic goals.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Camogie controversy calms, Tyrrell ruled out and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Camogie controversy calms, Tyrrell ruled out and all today’s sport

Plus this positive image of Cian Healy being put through his paces at Ireland training.

People from the north-west and farmers are Ireland’s worst tax offenders

A new report by the RTÉ Investigations Unit digs into the tax misdemeanours of the Irish public.

For the last two years, the Taliban have hidden that their supreme leader is dead

Mullah Omar died in 2013 but the Taliban have recently released quotes in his name.

From Business ETC Don’t want to wait for Windows 10 to arrive? Here’s how to speed up the process Fast Track

Don’t want to wait for Windows 10 to arrive? Here’s how to speed up the process

If you’re getting impatient, you can get it sooner rather than later.

Councillor leaves Renua just two months after joining

James Charity says the party lacks policies in a number of areas.

If you eat soup from SuperValu or Centra you’ll want to read this

Some of the soup may have plastic in it.