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Real lives on the border: 'Imagine our customers needing a passport for a coffee...' The fog - both concerning the weather and Brexit - fails to lift in Clones Jessica and Tori Knight from Liberty Belle, Clones, Co Monaghan. IT IS very foggy in Clones when we visit, an apt if obvious metaphor for the lack of clarity on what the future...
FTSE 100 weighed by concerns over China’s economic slowdown The pound, meanwhile, was lower on continued Brexit uncertainty. Investor concern over a slowdown in the Chinese economy weighed on London’s FTSE 100 index. Commodity stocks pulled the FTSE 100 lower on Thursday after disappointing manufacturing data from Beijing triggered fears over the health of the Chinese economy. London’s blue-chip index closed down 32.47...
Aid fund to help Irish firms hit by Brexit increased tenfold to 200m euro The cash can be used to offer rescue aid or restructuring support to small and medium-sized businesses impacted by the UK’s exit from the EU. Heather Humphreys described the fund as a safety net (Niall Carson/PA) The EU has approved a ten-fold increase in a state aid fund...

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Operating profit jumps 19pc at Woodie's DIY owner, boosted by Irish performance  Gavin Slark, CEO of Grafton Grafton Group, which owns Woodie's DIY, has reported a 19pc jump in operating profit to £194.5m (€227m) in the 12 months to 31 December. Revenue increased 9pc to £2.95bn (€344bn) during the period, according to annual results from the group. The performance was driven by strong...
Police hunting for two men over stabbing of 'beautiful, lovely and quirky' teenage girl in park Jodie Chesney has been described as 'the nicest girl possible' A 17-year-old girl who was fatally stabbed in a park was socialising with friends before she was approached by two males and attacked from behind. Jodie Chesney, 17, died at the scene in Harold Hill, east...
Restructuring safety net for SMEs rises to €200m Business Minister Heather Humphreys. Photo: Steve Humphreys The European Commission had agreed to increase Ireland's Rescue and Restructuring scheme budget to €200m from €20m. The move follows consultation between the Department of Business and the European Commission about the need to safeguard the future of Irish SMEs most exposed to Brexit. The scheme, first approved...
Trump laughs off failure as Cohen set for 'cushy' prison THREE YEARS: Cohen pleaded guilty to several offences. Picture: Reuters Donald Trump yesterday accused his opponents of targeting him with "b******t" as he hit out at the Russia investigation at the biggest conservative conference of the year in Washington. The US president slipped into attack mode in his first public event since...
Dan O'Brien: 'We're on the road to becoming ungovernable - and that's the wrong road' The 33rd Dail may turn out to be as fragmented as the current one - which does not augur well for effective government 'If any party gets as many as 60 seats in the next 160-seat Dail, it will be doing well.' Stock picture A general election...
Paddy Agnew: 'Cardinal sins: sex, scandal and the fall of a church giant' Cardinal George Pell has been brought down by the courts - and his enemies in the Vatican SARCASM: Marchers in yesterday’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney make their feelings felt about Cardinal Pell. Photo: Getty So, who actually contributed most to the dramatic downfall of Cardinal...
Memorial for synagogue destroyed by Nazis vandalised The memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, is pictured after it was vandalised (Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP)FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images A memorial stone marking the site of a former synagogue destroyed by the Nazis has been vandalised in Strasbourg. Officials said the...

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