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Cruise giant calls on Dublin Port to reconsider cutting visits Opposition is growing to Dublin Port's decision to halve cruise calls between 2021 and 2023, writes Pól Ó Conghaile The 317m Celebrity Eclipse cruise arrives on her maiden call to Dublin on Wednesday, 10th May 2017. File Photo: Conor McCabe Photography. Celebrity Cruises has called Dublin Port's decision to limit cruise ship...
California prisoner 'tortures and beheads cellmate' ‘This is the most gruesome case that I have seen,’ prosecutor says Jaime Osuna is accused of beheading his cellmate in a California state prison A California prisoner is accused of beheading his cellmate in an attack officials described as “heinous”. Jaime Osuna allegedly mutilated, killed and beheaded Luis Romero at Corcoran State Prison on 9 March,...
'Terrifying' - crane collapse kills four in Seattle as cars are crushed A member of the Seattle police department inspects one of the cars crushed by part of a construction crane on Mercer Street, which killed four people and injured several others in Seattle, Washington, U.S. April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson A CONSTRUCTION crane fell from a building on Google's new...
'I can hit 37 out of 40 shots with a rifle' - Walsh guns for FG colleague in boundary dispute Latest: Maria Walsh describes her marksmanship remarks as 'flippant' Maria Walsh, who will stand for Fine Gael in the EU elections, is pictured on the Knockma Woodland walk close to her home in Shrule, Co Mayo. Photo: Brian Farrell Tensions are flaring...
Recticel rejects Kingspan's €700m offer Kingspan CEO Gene Murtagh Belgian group Recticel has rejected Kingspan’s €700m offer for its insulation and flexible foams divisions. Recticel said the offer “significantly underestimates” the  standalone value of the insulation and flexible foams businesses. The board of Recticel added that, were the deal to go through, it would render the company “an  unattractive proposition” for shareholders and...
Jennifer Rubin: 'Biden needs to make a forceful case that now is not time for an amateur at the top' Balancing act: Former American vice-president Joe Biden. Photo: Getty Images THE Democratic race, we should all remember, is a work in progress. A couple of months ago, former representative Beto O'Rourke, of Texas, was a top-tier candidate getting fawning coverage; Pete...
LGBTQ+ community members share messages and support for Lesbian Visibility Day Lesbian Visibility Day has been celebrated annually on April 26 since 2008. (Rawpixel/Getty Images) LGBTQ+ people around the world, along with politicians and advocacy groups, have been raising awareness and support for the 11th annual Lesbian Day of Visibility. Thousands of people have been posting using the hashtag #LesbianVisibilityDay, with politicians including...
Business and media leaders pay tribute to 'a giant of Irish retail' Senator Feargal Quinn in 2008.Pic Tom Burke The world of business and media has begun to pay tribute to Feargal Quinn, who passed away following a short illness. Among the first to comment on Mr Quinn’s passing was Fairtrade Ireland, who twitted that without him fair trade in Ireland would...
Brendan O'Connor: 'Future of our Republic couldn't be in better hands' Seventy years on, there's a lot done, more left to do. Thank God for a new generation without our baggage, writes Brendan O'Connor FUTURE: A woman has her face painted at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin last month Every generation stands on the shoulders of giants. And in an...
Blocking of Asda merger 'good for farmers' Asda (Chris Radburn/PA) The collapse of the Asda-Sainsbury's merger has saved local farmers from "unacceptable" price pressures, the Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) has said. The competition watchdog announced yesterday it had blocked the proposed £12bn deal on the grounds that it would damage competition and result in higher prices for consumers. After the announcement, Sainsbury's and...

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