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    Site of Apollo House protests set to fetch more than €40m

    Site of Apollo House protests set to fetch more than €40m


    The former Apollo House site in central Dublin has been put up for sale by receivers appointed by Nama - who are understood to be seeking...

    The former Apollo House site in central Dublin has been put up for sale by receivers appointed by Nama - who are understood to be seeking €40m.
    Housing misery so bad it now threatens economy

    Housing misery so bad it now threatens economy


    There is no end in sight to the housing misery that is leaving thousands of families struggling with spiralling rents or unable to afford homes, a leading think-tank warns...

    There is no end in sight to the housing misery that is leaving thousands of families struggling with spiralling rents or unable to afford homes, a leading think-tank warns today.

    EU defies Trump with anti-sanction Iran deal


    The EU, China and Russia have backed a mechanism to allow "legitimate" business to continue with Iran, with a plan aimed at sidestepping American sanctions and allowing international trade to continue unimpeded as US President Donald Trump pursues his...

    The EU, China and Russia have backed a mechanism to allow "legitimate" business to continue with Iran, with a plan aimed at sidestepping American sanctions and allowing international trade to continue unimpeded as US President Donald Trump pursues his 'America First' agenda.

    Norwegian to expand as its US to Dublin routes carry 250,000


    Scandinavian carrier Norwegian has carried 250,000 passengers on its transatlantic services out of Dublin - just 14 months after launching the routes to the United...

    Scandinavian carrier Norwegian has carried 250,000 passengers on its transatlantic services out of Dublin - just 14 months after launching the routes to the United States.

    Instagram bosses out of picture after Facebook friction


    THE founders of Instagram are leaving Facebook after growing tensions with CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of the photo-sharing app, people familiar with the matter...

    THE founders of Instagram are leaving Facebook after growing tensions with CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of the photo-sharing app, people familiar with the matter said.
    Oil rise boosts European stocks

    Oil rise boosts European stocks


    European shares were bolstered yesterday by gains among oil stocks, while British clothing retailer Next rallied after raising its profit...

    European shares were bolstered yesterday by gains among oil stocks, while British clothing retailer Next rallied after raising its profit guidance.

    Danes shore up banking defences


    Denmark has bolstered defences against shocks to its financial system after a risk-assessment body said stability could be threatened by the Danske Bank money-laundering...

    Denmark has bolstered defences against shocks to its financial system after a risk-assessment body said stability could be threatened by the Danske Bank money-laundering scandal.

    Digicel gives bondholders until October 19 to mull debt deal


    Irish-owned telecommunications group Digicel has extended until October 19 a deadline for its bondholders to accept an offer to swap $3bn (€2.59bn) of outstanding debt for new securities with later maturity...

    Irish-owned telecommunications group Digicel has extended until October 19 a deadline for its bondholders to accept an offer to swap $3bn (€2.59bn) of outstanding debt for new securities with later maturity dates.

    Profits at O'Donnell firm top €2.6m


    Accumulated profits at the main entertainment firm owned by Donegal crooner Daniel O'Donnell last year dipped marginally, to...

    Accumulated profits at the main entertainment firm owned by Donegal crooner Daniel O'Donnell last year dipped marginally, to €2.66m.

    Publican Chawke toasts €1m earnings at Orchard


    Earnings at the Orchard Inn in Dublin - the country's most expensive pub - last year topped...

    Earnings at the Orchard Inn in Dublin - the country's most expensive pub - last year topped €1m.

    Venn Life shares slump 17pc on loss and income fall


    Shares in AIM-listed clinical research firm Venn Life Sciences were down over 17pc in afternoon trading in Dublin yesterday after it revealed an operating loss of €260,000 for the six months to June...

    Shares in AIM-listed clinical research firm Venn Life Sciences were down over 17pc in afternoon trading in Dublin yesterday after it revealed an operating loss of €260,000 for the six months to June 30.

    Next sets up Irish company as it braces for Brexit


    Retail giant Next has established a company in Dublin that will manage its cross border customs issues inside the European Union if there is a hard...

    Retail giant Next has established a company in Dublin that will manage its cross border customs issues inside the European Union if there is a hard Brexit.

    Poundland to stop selling kitchen knives following criticism over toy blades and meat cleavers stock for Halloween


    Poundland has announced it is to stop selling kitchen knives from all its stores by the end of next month as campaigners criticised it for stocking toy blades and meat cleavers for...

    Poundland has announced it is to stop selling kitchen knives from all its stores by the end of next month as campaigners criticised it for stocking toy blades and meat cleavers for Halloween.

    New Zealand shop ordered to cover labels on imported Weetabix boxes


    A British food store in New Zealand has been granted permission to stock Weetabix, but must cover up the name on boxes after the company behind local brand Weet-Bix complained that it could confuse...

    A British food store in New Zealand has been granted permission to stock Weetabix, but must cover up the name on boxes after the company behind local brand Weet-Bix complained that it could confuse consumers.

    Michael Kors makes high-end fashion statement with €1.83bn Versace buy


    Michael Kors agreed to buy luxury designer Versace for €1.83bn including debt on Tuesday, as the U.S. fashion group positions itself to take on larger European...

    Michael Kors agreed to buy luxury designer Versace for €1.83bn including debt on Tuesday, as the U.S. fashion group positions itself to take on larger European rivals.

    Ryanair cancels 190 flights amid cabin crew strike


    Ryanair has pre-cancelled 190 of their flights for this Friday due to a strike by cabin crew members in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and...

    Ryanair has pre-cancelled 190 of their flights for this Friday due to a strike by cabin crew members in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany.

    ‘Everybody looks for more money’ – Hogan says funds to reverse proposed CAP cuts must be provided by Member States


    “Everybody looks for more money, including farmers. Whats new. But it has to be provided by the Member States,” Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan said following an informal meeting of agriculture and fisheries ministers in...

    “Everybody looks for more money, including farmers. Whats new. But it has to be provided by the Member States,” Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan said following an informal meeting of agriculture and fisheries ministers in Schloss Hof, Lower Austria.

    Decision to refuse planning for 377ac Solar farm appealed


    THE company hoping to erect a 377 acre solar farm in Foulksmills have appealed a decision by Wexford County Council to refuse the development to An Bord...

    THE company hoping to erect a 377 acre solar farm in Foulksmills have appealed a decision by Wexford County Council to refuse the development to An Bord Pleanala.
    Factories under fire over 'scandalous' beef prices

    Factories under fire over 'scandalous' beef prices


    Beef factories and the IFA are on a collision course after processors have again moved to cut prices ahead of what they predict will be a very difficult autumn and winter for the...

    Beef factories and the IFA are on a collision course after processors have again moved to cut prices ahead of what they predict will be a very difficult autumn and winter for the sector.
    Risk that more farms will permanently opt-out of the income averaging system - report

    Risk that more farms will permanently opt-out of the income averaging system - report


    There is a risk that more farms will permanently opt-out of the income averaging system in the years following the abolition of the milk quota system, a new report addressing the issue of income volatility on Irish dairy farms has...

    There is a risk that more farms will permanently opt-out of the income averaging system in the years following the abolition of the milk quota system, a new report addressing the issue of income volatility on Irish dairy farms has found.
    Claim TB valuers fear losing jobs if they are deemed 'too favourable' to farmers

    Claim TB valuers fear losing jobs if they are deemed 'too favourable' to farmers


    The Department of Agriculture should allow valuers to do their job when it comes to the live valuation system for TB reactors, according to ICSA Animal Health and Welfare chairman Hugh...

    The Department of Agriculture should allow valuers to do their job when it comes to the live valuation system for TB reactors, according to ICSA Animal Health and Welfare chairman Hugh Farrell.
    Digicel extends deadline on refinancing offer

    Digicel extends deadline on refinancing offer


    Digicel has extended a deadline for bondholders to accept a refinancing offer to swap $3bn (€2.59bn) of debt for new securities with later maturity...

    Digicel has extended a deadline for bondholders to accept a refinancing offer to swap $3bn (€2.59bn) of debt for new securities with later maturity dates.

    Italy's bond yields tumble on budget hopes, Bund yields at new highs


    Italian borrowing costs fell on Tuesday, narrowing the gap with its German peers, on signs that Italy's anti-establishment coalition is likely to reach a compromise over the 2019...

    Italian borrowing costs fell on Tuesday, narrowing the gap with its German peers, on signs that Italy's anti-establishment coalition is likely to reach a compromise over the 2019 budget.
    China says US putting 'knife to its neck', hard to proceed on trade

    China says US putting 'knife to its neck', hard to proceed on trade


    A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting "a knife to China's neck", a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other's...

    A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting "a knife to China's neck", a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other's goods.

    Next warns over no-deal Brexit threats


    Retail giant Next has warned over the threat of port delays and increased tariffs from a no-deal Brexit as it outlined contingency plans for the UK quitting the EU without an agreement in...

    Retail giant Next has warned over the threat of port delays and increased tariffs from a no-deal Brexit as it outlined contingency plans for the UK quitting the EU without an agreement in place.
    Instagram founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit

    Instagram founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit


    Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, giving scant explanation for the...

    Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, giving scant explanation for the move.
    Revenue and earnings decline at Venn Life Sciences

    Revenue and earnings decline at Venn Life Sciences


    AIM-listed contract research firm Venn Life Sciences has reported an operating loss of €260,000 for the six months to 30...

    AIM-listed contract research firm Venn Life Sciences has reported an operating loss of €260,000 for the six months to 30 June.
    Additional cattle slaughterings won’t necessarily flood the market – Bord Bia

    Additional cattle slaughterings won’t necessarily flood the market – Bord Bia


    Although the production of beef around Europe is up by 2.2pc so far this year, lower carcass weights mean that the increase of production of meat is not that significant according to Joe Burke, Sector Manager for Beef and Livestock with Bord...

    Although the production of beef around Europe is up by 2.2pc so far this year, lower carcass weights mean that the increase of production of meat is not that significant according to Joe Burke, Sector Manager for Beef and Livestock with Bord Bia.
    Information events for neighbourhood woodland amenities - grants of €9,000/ha available

    Information events for neighbourhood woodland amenities - grants of €9,000/ha available


    A series of nationwide events have been announced to promote the Department of Agriculture's NeighbourWood Scheme, which has grants of up to €8,800/ha available to develop woodland...

    A series of nationwide events have been announced to promote the Department of Agriculture's NeighbourWood Scheme, which has grants of up to €8,800/ha available to develop woodland amenities.
    'The statistics understate the involvement of women in farming'

    'The statistics understate the involvement of women in farming'


    Breege Tully doesn’t think twice about going to the mart. She says she has never found that because she’s a woman she’s treated differently...

    Breege Tully doesn’t think twice about going to the mart. She says she has never found that because she’s a woman she’s treated differently there.

    Fexco-backed aviation firm Airborne Capital creates new jet buyer


    Airborne Capital, the specialist aircraft leasing and asset management company backed by Co Kerry-based financial services firm Fexco, has entered a partnership with L1 Treasury to establish AltitudeOne...

    Airborne Capital, the specialist aircraft leasing and asset management company backed by Co Kerry-based financial services firm Fexco, has entered a partnership with L1 Treasury to establish AltitudeOne Aviation.
    An Post mortgage plan hits banks

    An Post mortgage plan hits banks


    Irish bank shares fell sharply yesterday as the market reacted to a report in the 'Sunday Independent' that An Post is preparing to enter the mortgage market, and plans to significantly undercut existing...

    Irish bank shares fell sharply yesterday as the market reacted to a report in the 'Sunday Independent' that An Post is preparing to enter the mortgage market, and plans to significantly undercut existing lenders.

    Volvo halts Iran truck assembly as US sanctions hit payment


    Swedish truckmaker Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because US sanctions against the country are preventing it from being paid, a spokesman for the company said...

    Swedish truckmaker Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because US sanctions against the country are preventing it from being paid, a spokesman for the company said yesterday.

    Central Bank's arrears figure 'overstated by a huge amount'


    The Central Bank has been producing data that "grossly" overstates mortgage arrears, calling into question a raft of home...

    The Central Bank has been producing data that "grossly" overstates mortgage arrears, calling into question a raft of home repossessions.
    Expanded Troy Studios targets big TV deals

    Expanded Troy Studios targets big TV deals


    TROY Studios in Limerick has announced plans to secure further major television or film productions from several of the world's major content streaming companies, according to company CEO Siún Ní...

    TROY Studios in Limerick has announced plans to secure further major television or film productions from several of the world's major content streaming companies, according to company CEO Siún Ní Raghallaigh.

    Smurfit Kappa's Venezuela unit 'targeted by military intelligence'


    Agents from Venezuela's military counter-intelligence have been harassing Smurfit Kappa's workers at its seized operations in the country, the Irish packaging giant said yesterday, adding that it will now deconsolidate its business in the South American...

    Agents from Venezuela's military counter-intelligence have been harassing Smurfit Kappa's workers at its seized operations in the country, the Irish packaging giant said yesterday, adding that it will now deconsolidate its business in the South American nation.
    Labour plans would 'crack foundations' of UK prosperity

    Labour plans would 'crack foundations' of UK prosperity


    The UK's Labour Party has unveiled a plan to hand as much as 10pc of every medium- and large-sized private company over to workers in a move a leading business group has warned could "crack the foundations" of the country's...

    The UK's Labour Party has unveiled a plan to hand as much as 10pc of every medium- and large-sized private company over to workers in a move a leading business group has warned could "crack the foundations" of the country's prosperity.

    Danske Bank money scandal prompts wider review by EU


    The snowballing money- laundering scandal at Danske Bank has led European Union authorities to investigate whether the lender's supervisors did enough to prevent...

    The snowballing money- laundering scandal at Danske Bank has led European Union authorities to investigate whether the lender's supervisors did enough to prevent it.

    Refresh: Aer Lingus to mark newest routes with brand makeover


    Having just announced two new transatlantic routes for 2019, Aer Lingus is set to reveal a brand refresh next...

    Having just announced two new transatlantic routes for 2019, Aer Lingus is set to reveal a brand refresh next January.

    Heatwave makes it a gloomy year for loss-making Sunway


    Ireland's summer's heatwave has made it a gloomy year for one of the country's best-known travel firms, Sunway...

    Ireland's summer's heatwave has made it a gloomy year for one of the country's best-known travel firms, Sunway Travel.
    'I would hate it if Brexit forces any teachers to leave' - principal

    'I would hate it if Brexit forces any teachers to leave' - principal


    Hard Border or soft Border, principal Nuala Mhic Gabhann is worried about the Brexit fallout for her 300-pupil school in Co...

    Hard Border or soft Border, principal Nuala Mhic Gabhann is worried about the Brexit fallout for her 300-pupil school in Co Monaghan.

    Tesco still on top in 'fierce' grocery war with rivals


    Tesco remains the country's biggest grocery retailer, seeing off continuing competition from SuperValu and Dunnes...

    Tesco remains the country's biggest grocery retailer, seeing off continuing competition from SuperValu and Dunnes Stores.

    Ballymore positive on London despite Brexit threats


    Pre-tax profits at part of Sean Mulryan's Ballymore Group firms in the UK have this year declined by 96pc to £22.2m (€24.7m), though it still managed to pay a dividend to its parent...

    Pre-tax profits at part of Sean Mulryan's Ballymore Group firms in the UK have this year declined by 96pc to £22.2m (€24.7m), though it still managed to pay a dividend to its parent company.

    Low interest rates still needed - Draghi


    A RECOVERY in inflation expected by the European Central Bank (ECB) is conditional on market interest rates staying low through the summer of next year, Mario Draghi said on...

    A RECOVERY in inflation expected by the European Central Bank (ECB) is conditional on market interest rates staying low through the summer of next year, Mario Draghi said on Monday.
    Sirius to buy Pandora in $3.5bn music deal

    Sirius to buy Pandora in $3.5bn music deal


    Billionaire John Malone's Sirius XM is acquiring Pandora Media in a $3.5bn (€2.97bn) all-stock deal, giving the satellite radio operator an online music service to better compete with...

    Billionaire John Malone's Sirius XM is acquiring Pandora Media in a $3.5bn (€2.97bn) all-stock deal, giving the satellite radio operator an online music service to better compete with Spotify.

    US 'bullying' China as new round of trade tariffs start


    The United States and China imposed fresh tariffs on each other's goods yesterday as the world's biggest economies showed no signs of backing down from an increasingly bitter trade dispute expected to knock global economic...

    The United States and China imposed fresh tariffs on each other's goods yesterday as the world's biggest economies showed no signs of backing down from an increasingly bitter trade dispute expected to knock global economic growth.
    New €1m project announced to support ‘smarter’ farm practices

    New €1m project announced to support ‘smarter’ farm practices


    Geological Survey Ireland and Teagasc have announced a €1m research project that aims to provide agri-environmental soil data for Ireland’s agricultural...

    Geological Survey Ireland and Teagasc have announced a €1m research project that aims to provide agri-environmental soil data for Ireland’s agricultural sector.

    'Significant' cull of deer taking place in Killarney National Park branded as 'mass slaughter'


    A "significant" cull of deer is taking place in the Killarney National Park, with the unique Killarney red deer, the country’s oldest largest mammal, targeted alongside the non-native sika, the National Parks and Wildlife Service has...

    A "significant" cull of deer is taking place in the Killarney National Park, with the unique Killarney red deer, the country’s oldest largest mammal, targeted alongside the non-native sika, the National Parks and Wildlife Service has confirmed.
    Mark Keenan: Stop-gap lending rules limit home ownership to rich

    Mark Keenan: Stop-gap lending rules limit home ownership to rich


    WHEN the Central Bank tightened up on mortgage lending by introducing a stringent new set of lending criteria in February 2015, it was against a backdrop of house price inflation running close to 20pc per annum in the capital and rising to worrying...

    WHEN the Central Bank tightened up on mortgage lending by introducing a stringent new set of lending criteria in February 2015, it was against a backdrop of house price inflation running close to 20pc per annum in the capital and rising to worrying levels in other cities.

    Department refusing to pay Sligo farmers over gorse fire dispute


    Farmer's along The Sligo Way have lost thousands of euro in Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) funds as the Department of Agriculture is refusing the payment because their lands were burned outside of the permitted...

    Farmer's along The Sligo Way have lost thousands of euro in Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) funds as the Department of Agriculture is refusing the payment because their lands were burned outside of the permitted timeframes.
    Lively bidding lands €6,370/ac for residential Roscommon farm

    Lively bidding lands €6,370/ac for residential Roscommon farm


    A 126.4ac residential grazing farm at Corramore, Gorteenclough, bounding the Kepak plant near Athleague in Co Roscommon, sold at auction last month making €805,000 or...

    A 126.4ac residential grazing farm at Corramore, Gorteenclough, bounding the Kepak plant near Athleague in Co Roscommon, sold at auction last month making €805,000 or €6,370/ac.

    Autumn is the time to tackle potassium deficiency in silage fields


    Spring is usually the time of year when soil sample results appear on advisors' desks across the country and farmers start looking for advice on the appropriate fertiliser to...

    Spring is usually the time of year when soil sample results appear on advisors' desks across the country and farmers start looking for advice on the appropriate fertiliser to spread.

    Trade war dents European shares while M&A drives Sky, Randgold up


    The US-China trade war bit again on Monday, denting European stock markets after tariffs from the world's biggest economies came into force and China cancelled planned talks, triggering new fears of a protracted, costly trade...

    The US-China trade war bit again on Monday, denting European stock markets after tariffs from the world's biggest economies came into force and China cancelled planned talks, triggering new fears of a protracted, costly trade dispute.

    #JournalismMatters Conor Feehan highlights how the media has given a voice to those affected by the homelessness crisis


    In an era when "fake news" has become a catch-all cry for those who often simply don't like what they read, we promise to be a truthful and accurate source of information, to question, to analyse and report the facts without fear or...

    In an era when "fake news" has become a catch-all cry for those who often simply don't like what they read, we promise to be a truthful and accurate source of information, to question, to analyse and report the facts without fear or favour.

    Barclays expands EU operations ahead of Brexit


    Barclays is beefing up its corporate banking operations in key EU countries ahead of Brexit as the lender looks for ways to serve clients in...

    Barclays is beefing up its corporate banking operations in key EU countries ahead of Brexit as the lender looks for ways to serve clients in Europe.

    L1 Treasury and Airborne Capital announce $250m portfolio to buy aircraft


    Dublin head-quartered specialist aircraft leaser Airborne Capital has joined forces with L1 Treasury to create a $250m (€213m) portfolio to buy commercial...

    Dublin head-quartered specialist aircraft leaser Airborne Capital has joined forces with L1 Treasury to create a $250m (€213m) portfolio to buy commercial aircraft.

    Theresa May to meet cabinet as she fights to save her Brexit plan


    Theresa May is to meet senior ministers as she battles to save her Chequers blueprint for Brexit following last week's humiliating rebuff by EU...

    Theresa May is to meet senior ministers as she battles to save her Chequers blueprint for Brexit following last week's humiliating rebuff by EU leaders.
    Irish businesses struggle to bridge 'say-do' gap as they embark on digital transformation

    Irish businesses struggle to bridge 'say-do' gap as they embark on digital transformation


    The majority of Irish business leaders consider tapping into the power of data a top priority for their organisation - but they may be overlooking certain areas that could provide significant return on...

    The majority of Irish business leaders consider tapping into the power of data a top priority for their organisation - but they may be overlooking certain areas that could provide significant return on investment.

    Swiss voters reject more aid for farmers


    Swiss voters decisively rejected more help for farmers in two referendums on Sunday, heeding the government's warnings that the measures would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy, projections for broadcaster SRF...

    Swiss voters decisively rejected more help for farmers in two referendums on Sunday, heeding the government's warnings that the measures would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy, projections for broadcaster SRF showed.

    Desperate house hunters are forced to compromise to put down roots


    Families are being forced to lower their expectations in a housing market driven by need rather than choice, a survey has...

    Families are being forced to lower their expectations in a housing market driven by need rather than choice, a survey has revealed.
    Corbyn: I will be bound by party decision on second referendum

    Corbyn: I will be bound by party decision on second referendum


    Jeremy Corbyn will be "bound" by any vote at the party's conference in Liverpool to support a second referendum on...

    Jeremy Corbyn will be "bound" by any vote at the party's conference in Liverpool to support a second referendum on Brexit.

    Profits soar 47pc at Walls as revenue hits €162.2m


    Pre-tax profits at the construction firm that built the €140m Central Bank HQ last year increased by 47pc to €4.16m. In a bumper year for Walls Construction Ltd, new accounts show that the firm enjoyed the increase in profits as revenues went up by...

    Pre-tax profits at the construction firm that built the €140m Central Bank HQ last year increased by 47pc to €4.16m. In a bumper year for Walls Construction Ltd, new accounts show that the firm enjoyed the increase in profits as revenues went up by 11pc, from €146.55m to €162.6m, in the 12 months to the end of December last.
    Irish firms can tap into opportunities of Arab world

    Irish firms can tap into opportunities of Arab world


    The Arab world is open for business and the opportunities for Irish companies in this largely untapped market are...

    The Arab world is open for business and the opportunities for Irish companies in this largely untapped market are significant.
    Comcast trumps Murdoch with €34bn offer to win control of Sky

    Comcast trumps Murdoch with €34bn offer to win control of Sky


    Comcast, the owner of NBC, has beaten Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in the battle for Sky after offering £30.6bn (€34bn) in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television...

    Comcast, the owner of NBC, has beaten Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in the battle for Sky after offering £30.6bn (€34bn) in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group.
    Investors fear AT&T rescue could be a job for Superman

    Investors fear AT&T rescue could be a job for Superman


    The great Italian film director Luchino Visconti had Burt Lancaster star in a brilliant movie many years ago called 'The Leopard'. It was set in Sicily during Garibaldi's rising that inevitably led to a united...

    The great Italian film director Luchino Visconti had Burt Lancaster star in a brilliant movie many years ago called 'The Leopard'. It was set in Sicily during Garibaldi's rising that inevitably led to a united Italy.
    Italian deputy PM shrugs off debt fears

    Italian deputy PM shrugs off debt fears


    Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has pushed back against a plea for fiscal caution from the head of the central bank, ahead of the new populist government's first...

    Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has pushed back against a plea for fiscal caution from the head of the central bank, ahead of the new populist government's first budget.
    Britons make 'passport' top search on Irish site

    Britons make 'passport' top search on Irish site


    One of the most "searched" areas of the Citizens Information Board website relates to citizenship and passports as Britons seek an EU passport...

    One of the most "searched" areas of the Citizens Information Board website relates to citizenship and passports as Britons seek an EU passport post-Brexit.
    Deadline for deal to avoid hard Border under threat

    Deadline for deal to avoid hard Border under threat


    The UK is unlikely to provide any new legal text on its proposals to avoid a hard Border on the island of Ireland until after the annual Tory Party conference in a...

    The UK is unlikely to provide any new legal text on its proposals to avoid a hard Border on the island of Ireland until after the annual Tory Party conference in a week.

    Sheep sector proves its resilience


    Irish sheep meat exports for the first half of 2018 have performed well with a 4pc increase in value. For the period January to June, a total of €149 million or some 24,204 tonnes were...

    Irish sheep meat exports for the first half of 2018 have performed well with a 4pc increase in value. For the period January to June, a total of €149 million or some 24,204 tonnes were exported.