Hen harrier shows signs of a comeback in Cork

Hen harrier shows signs of a comeback in Cork The endangered hen harrier Hen Harriers are one of the country's threatened birds of prey, and among the least-known aspects of their ecology, where they go once...

Why landlord says it is entitled to increase the rent above cap

Why landlord says it is entitled to increase the rent above cap (Stock photo) When the rent pressure zone rules were introduced, the idea was to cap rent hikes at 4pc a year. But some exceptions were...

Rare native breed of less than 15 herds in Ireland gets new lease of...

Rare native breed of less than 15 herds in Ireland gets new lease of life One of the oldest traditional Irish breeds of livestock, the Droimeann, which has been retrieved from the brink of extinction,...

9 of the worst things you can do to a socially awkward person

9 of the worst things you can do to a socially awkward person ‘Please, introduce yourself to the class!’ Not everyone finds it easy to interact with other people (Koldunov/Getty Images) Not all of us find all...

Ronan’s €2.5m underground office appeal is thrown out by planners

Ronan's €2.5m underground office appeal is thrown out by planners An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for Mr Ronan's planned €2.5m office extension. Developer Johnny Ronan's plans to go underground at one of Dublin's best-known Georgian Squares have...

Guinness and gin sales help drive profits at Diageo

Guinness and gin sales help drive profits at Diageo Guinness sales in Ireland grew 2pc in 12 months (Stock image) Operating profit at drinks giant Diageo increased 3.7pc year-on-year to £3.7bn (€4.2bn) in the 12 months...

Judge and lawyers will oversee Quinn Insurance probe

Judge and lawyers will oversee Quinn Insurance probe 'In October two former directors of QIL, Liam McCaffrey and Kevin Lunny, lost a High Court action to delay the inquiry on the grounds it breached their...

Free travel for people going to see the Pope at Phoenix Park

Free travel for people going to see the Pope at Phoenix Park More than half a million people are expected to attend mass in Dublin. The Pope will visit Ireland next month (Tim Rooke/PA) Those travelling by...

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Sky reports 7pc rise in operating profit In the UK and Ireland, Sky grew underlying earnings by 11pc to £2bn (Stock picture) Pay TV giant Sky has reported a 7pc rise in operating profit to £1.03bn...

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