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Q&A: Uncertainty remains, but it's now highly unlikely the UK will leave on March 29    A view of the Palace of Westminster. Stock picture What exactly happened last night? The British parliament voted to request an extension from the European Union which would push back the date that the UK leaves the EU. The House of Commons agreed to look for a short...
Trump meets Varadkar: US President says he intends to visit Ireland this year, criticises May's handling of Brexit Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting President Donald Trump at the White House Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said he intends to visit Ireland this year. Mr Trump is meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office this afternoon where Brexit...
Trump warns Taoiseach of EU tariff war US president clashes with Varadkar over Brexit but gives backing to peace process Talks: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presents US President Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock at the White House in Washington yesterday. PHOTO: REUTERSTaoiseach Leo Varadkar (left), who is on an official visit to the United States, is accompanied by his partner...
Savills warns of tough year but cites 'particularly strong' results from Ireland Savills Savills reported a 3pc fall in profits as the estate agency warned of a tough year ahead due to economic and political uncertainty. The group made a pre-tax profit of £109.4m (€127m) in 2018 compared with £112.4m (€131m) the year earlier. However, revenue increased 10pc to £1.76bn (€2bn) thanks to...
Rebels with a good cause - Coleman and Fehily show practice makes perfect Two of Cork's finest exports make winning mark on an eventful third day in the Cotswolds with both victories tinged with sadness for the jockeys King of the Stayers: Aidan Coleman waves to the crowd after guiding Paisley Park to victory in the Stayers’ Hurdle. Photo: Action Images...
Girl review: 'Girl is beautifully made: it’s also an education' 5 stars Girl Transgender issues are finding their way into more and more Irish lives, but what does the painful business of transitioning from one sex to another actually feel like? That weighty theme is brilliantly dramatised by Lucas Dhont’s insightful Belgian film Girl. Victor Polster is Lara, a 15-year-old transgender girl who’s ever...
Third straight gain for US markets as healthcare firms lead rally The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 148.23 points to 25,702.89. A batch of economic reports helped drive the latest rally (Martin Keene/PA) Healthcare and technology companies powered stocks broadly higher on Wall Street on Wednesday, giving the market its third straight gain. Boeing briefly dipped, but finished slightly higher, after the US...
'Denise - come back to me': mother found body of daughter lying in road Accident: Denise Crowley was killed crossing the road at a notorious Kerry spot A mother wept as she told an inquest she was horrified to realise that a dark object lying in the middle of a busy Kerry road was her daughter. A Killarney Coroner's Court inquest heard...
Savills warns of tough year ahead as profit slips Pre-tax profits fell 3% last year due to currency headwinds. A general view of a Savills For Sale sign in London. Savills posted a slight drop in annual profits. Savills reported a 3% fall in profits as the estate agency warned of a tough year ahead due to economic and political uncertainty. Chief executive...
Beto O’Rourke says he is running for US president He told a Texas TV station that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Beto O’Rourke confirmed the news to a Texas TV station (Kathy Willens/AP) US Democrat Beto O’Rourke has said he is running for president in 2020. The former Texas congressman sent a text message to TV station KTSM on Wednesday afternoon...

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