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Martin Breheny: 'GAA pays price for squeezing fixtures into time frame with no room to move'   A view of the surface in Walsh Park. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile From summer sun to winter woes in the space of just a few days. Last week's unseasonably good weather would have convinced the GAA's fixture makers that they were getting away with squeezing so much...
Trade union leader Nunan to be Labour candidate for European Elections INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan. Photo: Frank McGrath TRADE Union leader Sheila Nunan has been selected as the Labour Party's candidate to contest the European Elections in the Ireland South constituency. Ms Nunan won out over former Labour TD for Clare, Michael McNamara, who also contested today's selection convention in Cork....
Plymouth supporter tripped by Sunderland fan during half-time race The Black Cats beat the Pilgrims 2-0, but that wasn’t the only competition on show at the Stadium of Light. Two Plymouth Argyle fans compete in the half-time entertainment during a Championship game at Sunderland (Pictures courtesy of Sunderland AFC) A controversial moment during the half-time entertainment at the Stadium of Light has...
Fears Brexit could delay delivery of vital cancer products Importation of life-saving isotopes at risk if UK crashes out of EU British Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip at a church service yesterday. PHOTO: Steve Parsons/PA Wire Top-level plans are being drawn up to try to avoid a risk to cancer patients in Irish hospitals in the event of a no-deal...
Police called to check on welfare of carboard cutout of man A cutout of millionaire and inventor Mike Lindell which alarmed a resident in the northern US state of Minnesota Photo credit: Jordan Police Department/PA Wire Police in the snowy northern US state of Minnesota received a surprise on Thursday when they were called to check on the welfare of a cardboard...
Last Ones Left Alive: A post-apocalyptic Ireland and a steely heroine Fiction: Last Ones Left Alive Sarah Davis-Goff Tinder Press, hardback, 275 pages, €13.99 Left field: Davis-Goff is one-half of independent publisher Tramp Press In Living with the Living Dead (2017), academic Greg Garrett expounded with bemusing rigour on the swelling utilisation of the zombie apocalypse in popular culture. The Undead, he insisted, were...
© Reuters. The U.S. dollar rose on Monday. Investing.com - The U.S. dollar rallied from an earlier low as sterling...
Regional hotels 'face UK exit, VAT challenges'   (stock photo) Regional hotels are facing "serious challenges" despite record numbers of tourists last year, according to lobby group the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF). Among the challenges facing hotels are Brexit and the controversial hospitality sector Vat hike in the last Budget. Last year, there was around 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland,...
Revolut mulling acquisitions despite controversies The fintech unicorn is going on a hiring spree to support its growth ambitions. Revolut is considering acquisitions as part of its expansion strategy. Revolut is to press ahead with plans to enter the deal making arena, despite the digital bank coming under pressure over a string of controversies. The Press Association has learnt that the fast-growing fintech...
Airport's role as transatlantic hub 'can be enhanced' Potential: IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says there is scope to improve There remains "significant scope" to enhance Dublin Airport's position as a transatlantic hub, according to IAG CEO Willie Walsh. IAG, which owns Aer Lingus, has been using the Irish carrier to capture more traffic across the Atlantic, adding a number of routes...

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