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Quinn's plan to cross Irish Sea by balloon never got off ground Adventurer: Feargal Quinn in his balloon with Malcolm Brighton and Paul Ennis, but the bad weather put pay to their attempt Since news of his death broke, Superquinn founder Feargal Quinn has been praised for his incredible influence on Irish business and political prowess - but he has also...
First Budget surplus for State since 2007 as 'lost decade' took toll on national purse Growth here is expected to be in the region of 4pc this year, depending on the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union. Photo: Bloomberg The State eked out a Budget surplus of €50m last year, its first since 2007. The latest financial data shows rising...
Girl (15) is being pimped to men for drugs by girlfriend, court told (Stock photo) Tusla the Child and Family Agency (CFA) has secured High Court orders allowing it to place a teenager girl who is being pimped to men by her girlfriend for money and drugs at a secure facility for troubled teens. The CFA sought the orders over concerns for...
Comedian bids for power as Ukraine goes to polls Actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy surged ahead in opinion polls. Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy casts his ballot (Vadim Ghirda/AP) Polls have opened in Ukraine’s presidential runoff, as the nation’s incumbent leader struggles to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian. Opinion surveys ahead of the vote have shown 53-year-old President Petro Poroshenko...
Top crop: Resilient Irish spuds are helping to feed Ethiopians Growth industry: Concern-supported Ethiopian farmer Ahimed Ali Mahamed, showing off his crop. Photo: Jennifer Nolan / Concern Worldwide The humble Irish spud is being credited with staving off a potential food crisis in one of the poorest and most remote regions of Ethiopia. Although the famine there - which sparked Bob Geldof's...
Australia plans to kill millions of feral cats by airdropping sausages laced with poison The government wants to kill 2 million cats by 2020 Feral cats The Australian government is airdropping poisonous sausages across thousands of hectares of land in an effort to kill millions of feral cats, according to reports. It is just one of the tactics used by the government as...
Court ponders authority to rule on Manson follower’s parole Leslie Van Houten was 19 when she and fellow members of Manson’s cult stabbed grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, to death in 1969. Leslie Van Houten is serving a life sentence and has been recommended for release twice before (Stan Lim/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File) A California appeals...
200 years of history: Funeral home marks its bicentennial with book State funeral for President Erskine Childers UNDERTAKERS Fanagans marked its bicentennial in business with the launch of a book 'Fanagans of Dublin - a 200-Year History' in City Hall, Dublin, last night. William Fanagan, great grandfather of current managing director Jody Fanagan, was a councillor and arranged the funeral of Charles...
Concerns raised over Antarctic emperor penguin breeding ground Normally about 8% of the world’s emperor penguin population breeds at Halley Bay, Mr Trathan said. Emperor penguin chicks at Antarctica’s Halley Bay (Peter Fretwell/British Antarctic Survey/AP) Scientists have raised concerns over Antarctica’s second biggest breeding ground for emperor penguins, where virtually nothing has hatched for the past three years. Usually 15,000 to 24,000 breeding...
Talk of 'melt-up' may be premature as risks remain Analysis Warning: former IMF mission chief Ashoka Mody says its forecasts are frequently wrong because it ‘misses the big picture’ When Larry Fink, who heads US investment company Blackrock, told the world last week there was more a chance of a "melt-up" in stock markets, he might as well have been talking about...

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