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Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

A man exercises moments before swimming in the Mediterranean sea in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

HERE’S ALL THE things we learned, loved and shared today.


#ULSTER BANK An under-collection error at Ulster Bank means that 1,300 of its mortgage customers will face a bill of around €41 million after being under-charged in their repayments over a number of years. The bank has apologised for the issue and said that the amounts due depend on the terms of each customer’s mortgage.

#POPE Pope Benedict XVI has held his final public event before he steps down as pontiff. He used the event to explain that he did not have the “strength or body” to continue leading the Catholic church’s followers.

#HORSEMEAT IKEA has withdrawn Wiener sausages from sale in a number of stores, including Ireland, just two days after meatballs were removed due to the presence of horse DNA. A spokesperson said they were awaiting test results and had taken the sausages off the shelves “as a precautionary measure”.

#RYANAIR Ryanair intends to appeal a decision by the European Commission to block its third proposed takeover of Aer Lingus. The Commission ruled that a merger would have created a monopoly or dominant position on 46 routes where the two airlines currently compete against each other.

#VANDALISM A number of cars left stranded after icy conditions on the Sally Gap have been vandalised. At least two were found with their windows smashed, seats ripped and batteries removed. Over 100 people were rescued from mountainous areas of Wicklow over the weekend.

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Stars of the hit RTE crime drama Love/Hate Aoibhinn McGinnity and Peter Coonan took a break from filming today to launch the nationwide Darkness into Light fundraising walk in aid of Pieta House, and supported this year by Electric Ireland. It will take place on Saturday, 11 May at 20 locations across Ireland. To register, visit Picture: Sasko Lazarov/ Photocall Ireland



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