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Richard Curran: 'State can't stay lucky forever with €7bn in tax windfalls' Lucky duo: Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe got lucky in relation to a number of factors that relate to the economic health of the country Naturally we are all very nervous in Ireland about our economic fortunes. Having come through an enormous financial and economic crash, everyone is on...
Major broadcasting campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence launched The national No Excuses campaign will run for three years. Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, launched a major campaign aimed at tacking sexual violence in Ireland (Liam McBurney/PA) A major broadcasting campaign aimed at tackling Ireland’s “disturbingly high levels” of sexual harassment and violence will be aired on Friday. The national No...
WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe in just two months The World Health Organisation has urged that "every opportunity should be used to vaccinate susceptible children, adolescents and adults" The best protection is to be vaccinated with the MMR vaccine. Stock Image More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the...
Student is shot dead 20 years on from Columbine   Police are seen outside STEM School Highlands Ranch, a charter middle school in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo. after a shooting on Tuesday. AP Photo/David Zalubowski One student died and eight classmates were injured on Tuesday in a shooting at a suburban Denver school, law enforcement authorities said, less than...
Vodafone's Australia merger blocked Stock photo A PLANNED €7bn merger of Vodafone's struggling Australian business with TPG Telecom was blocked by the regulator in a bungled announcement published early that sent stocks tumbling. The proposal would "substantially lessen competition" for mobile-phone services in an already concentrated market, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said in a statement Wednesday. TPG is Australia's best...
Fall off in sales of land as leasing becomes more popular - report stock picture The land market in Ireland saw increases in values, on average, of 12pc in the past 12 months, with long term leasing becoming more prevalent, particularly for younger entrants to agriculture.   The findings are part of the Annual SCSI/Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review & Outlook Report 2019,...
Goulden moment inspired an iconic design Gold strike: A minaudière coming up for sale at Adam's auctionA diamond and gold Jarretiere bracelet Who was Florence Jay Gould? It depends who you're talking to… Susan Ronald author of A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator - The Life of Florence Gould (2019) describes her as: "a sexual predator, a grande...
Provident takeover war continues as NSF insists no capital raise needed The idea was put forward by Provident in the latest war of words between the firms. Provident is the subject of a takeover bid (Provident Financial/PA) Non-Standard Finance has dismissed suggestions that it would have to raise fresh capital if the sub-prime lender was to succeed in its £1.3 billion takeover...
US watchdog swoops on $55bn oil merger   Deal: Chevron said it would buy Anadarko for $33bn The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday obtained an asset freeze in connection with suspected fraudulent trading in Anadarko Petroleum Corp before the oil company agreed to be acquired by rival Chevron. US District Judge Gregory Woods in Manhattan granted the freeze over accounts linked...
Government defends decision to give go-ahead to National Broadband Plan The Department of Public Expenditure has called for the procurement process to be cancelled. The National Broadband Plan was first announced in 2012 (Yui Mok/PA) The Government has defended its decision to give the go-ahead to the three billion euro National Broadband Plan, despite being strongly urged not to proceed with it. The...

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