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Dublin: 20°C Thursday 11 August 2022

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1. #GERMANWINGS: A Marseille prosecutor has said that the co-pilot of Flight 4U9525 crashed the plane deliberately into the French Alps on Tuesday.

2. #JILL MEAGHER: Adrian Bayley, the 43-year-old Australian man convicted of raping and murdering Drogheda native Jill Meagher in Melbourne in 2012, has been convicted of three further rapes. Two of the rapes took place just months before Meagher’s death.

3. #YEMEN: Saudi Arabia has carried out airstrikes in Yemen, and has launched a military operation to save the government of deposed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi as the country teeters on the brink of civil war.

4.  #PROPERTY CRASH: The former editor of the Irish Independent has denied in front of the Banking Inquiry that he in any way fueled Ireland’s property bubble in the lead up to 2008.

5. #OUCH: Rents in Dublin shot up by almost 10% last year new figures reveal. The average price of renting a house in Dublin is now €1,301 per month, while renting an apartment is €1,166.

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6. #NOT COOL: Someone sent George Hook a letter describing him as ‘a waste of a pregnancy’. The writer was anonymous, naturally.

Main image: A woman signs a book of condolence for Germanwings flight 4U9525 in Seyne-les-Alpes church, France – Claude Paris/PA.

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