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Europe rubber-stamps Philip Lane’s appointment to ECB Success: Philip Lane is a former governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. Photo: Bloomberg The European Parliament has approved Philip Lane’s appointment to the ECB’s board and voted down a motion to delay that and the hiring of another two men to top EU jobs due to gender-­balance considerations. The appointment of Mr Lane, ...
'I had my first taste of alcohol when I was probably 14' - Irish college student reflects on Ireland's binge drinking culture Criodán Ó Murchú (21) is a third year chemistry student at NUI, Galway. Here, he reflects on Ireland's drinking culture, how he himself was first introduced to alcohol, and whether he's ever felt social pressure to drink alcohol. Criodán...
Dublin Airport passenger numbers hit new high despite Brexit uncertainty The figure passed the two million mark for the first time last month. The departure gates at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport (Brian Lawless/PA) Dublin Airport had a record month for passenger numbers in February, official statistics have revealed. The Dublin Airport Authority confirmed the figure surpassed the two million mark for the...
'We are all God's children' - Leo makes his LGBT point to Pence Welcome to America: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and partner Matt Barrett meet US Vice-President Mike Pence and his sister Anne Pence. PHOTO: BRIAN LAWLESS Standing on the porch of his Washington home, US Vice-President Mike Pence broke the ice with the Taoiseach's partner Matt Barrett, saying: "Chicago is home...
Green light for new hotel near Twitter's Dublin HQ Expansion: O’Callaghan group, which owns The Davenport in Dublin, is to build the new property The O'Callaghan hotel group has secured planning for a new eight-storey hotel on a site beside Twitter's Dublin HQ in spite of local opposition. An Bord Pleanála gave Persian Properties Ltd the go-ahead for the 158-room hotel on...
Rachel Riley: People are really grateful I’ve spoken out in anti-Semitism row The TV star has said she would see ‘anti-Jewish stuff’ in the press and ‘coming into conversations’ with others. Rachel Riley: People are really grateful I’ve spoken out in anti-Semitism row (Peter Powell/PA) Countdown star Rachel Riley has said she has received messages of gratitude for her involvement in the...
Katie on course to land biggest pay cheque in women's boxing Laughing all the way to the bank: Katie Taylor after weighing in ahead of her fight with Rose Volante in Philadelphia. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile Katie Taylor goes to war tonight against Rose Volante knowing that victory could put her in line for a money-spinning summer bout. There will be three world...
Property prices fall for the third month in a row as demand eases Stock photo Residential property prices fell for the third month in a row in January, as rising supply of new homes and restricted demand are hitting the market. Prices rose again year on year, but the rate of increase continues to ease. January prices, although they fell 0.4pc in comparison...
Ben is Back review: 'Adopts a commendably gritty, unsentimental approach to addiction, and Julia Roberts is at her best' 3 stars Ben is Back. Julia Roberts with Lucas Hedges Where do you stand on Julia Roberts? While not the worst actress ever to have won an Oscar, she’s hardly Meryl Streep. She has a narrow range, and tends to overact furiously when...
Home Truths: Body's move to take the puff from bids is a smokeless duel The big view on Ireland's property market Nothing to see here: The PSRA's announcement on deeming false bidding as 'improper' is puzzling, given the lack of false bidding Forty years ago my parents were offloading their cute Edwardian millworker's cottage in order to trade up. The cottage was...

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