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Confidence on public debt pile is sound – but a perfect storm is brewing

Confidence on public debt pile is sound - but a perfect storm is brewing Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency. Photo: Fennell Photography 'Almost irrespective of the external interest rate environment, we...

9 very strange football results that have pre-season written all over them

9 very strange football results that have pre-season written all over them Walsall did WHAT against Ajax?! Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane dribbles the ball against Liverpool – (Julio Cortez/AP) Pre-season friendlies are the Alice in Wonderland...

German when he won, an immigrant when he lost – why Mesut Ozil turned...

German when he won, an immigrant when he lost - why Mesut Ozil turned his back on Germany Germany's Mesut Ozil For all the talk of Mesut Ozil and much talked about pictures it is another...

Ozil’s international retirement over racism claims illustrates game can’t escape political football

Ozil’s international retirement over racism claims illustrates game can’t escape political football Mesut Ozil. Photo: PA Wire Across world politics, top footballers are being sucked into tensions over immigration and the lurch to the Right, as...

‘The guards bate in the door of the house at 5.50am’ – Man freed...

'The guards bate in the door of the house at 5.50am' - Man freed after he vows to stay away from land at centre of row John Kinsella as he is escorted to the holding...

UK doctors to be given go-ahead to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis

UK doctors to be given go-ahead to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis The rules about the circumstances in which cannabis can be given to patients are being relaxed Stock image (Gareth Fuller/PA) Doctors will be able to legally...

An Bord Pleanála clears way for 828 homes in Kildare and Dublin

An Bord Pleanála clears way for 828 homes in Kildare and Dublin An artist’s impression of Cairn’s Mariavilla scheme. An Bord Pleanála has granted permission under the Government's temporary fast-track planning system for 828 new homes...

Ardagh blames sluggish growth in US glass packaging on cash earnings slump

Ardagh blames sluggish growth in US glass packaging on cash earnings slump Ardagh chairman and chief executive Paul Coulson. Photo: Jason Clarke Cash earnings at Paul Coulson’s global metal and glass containers company, Ardagh Group, sank...

Brexit ‘a real opportunity’ for agricultural sector, May tells farmers

Brexit ‘a real opportunity’ for agricultural sector, May tells farmers UK Prime Minister was meeting key stakeholders at the UK’s largest agricultural show British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Reuters UK Prime Minister Theresa May has told...

Homes flooded and cars damaged after torrential rain hits Athens

Homes flooded and cars damaged after torrential rain hits Athens The fire department received 140 calls for assistance. A man speaks on the phone near the damaged cars (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP)) Dozens of cars have been damaged after...

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