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'I try to get home to see my kids at 6.30' - travel tech boss on balancing corporate leadership with family Clare Gilmartin CEO, Trainline - With a busy job and three children, the travel tech boss is determined to show women can balance corporate leadership with a happy family life On the right track: Clare Gilmartin says Trainline is relatively...
Golfers delight crowds at the Masters by skipping balls across the water The tradition takes place every year ahead of the tournament. Tiger Woods smiles on the driving range at the Masters golf tournament (Matt Slocum/AP) Golfers preparing for the Masters at Augusta took part in a grand tradition by skipping balls across the water on the 16th hole. The practice round was...
Investment grade for aircraft lessor Avolon Avolon Dublin-based aircraft lessor Avolon has upsized a $1.8bn senior bond launch to a $2.5bn (€2.2bn) investment-grade offering on foot of strong institutional demand. It’s the first time that Avolon, whose chief executive is Domhnal Slattery, has been able to sell investment-grade bonds – a significant milestone for the lessor. Avolon is the world's third-largest aircraft lessor,...
The robot will milk the cow now: Farming's hi-tech future From robots milking cows and self-driving tractors to electricity generated by slurry, it is a brave new world for farmers. How will they adapt to new technology, the demands of climate change and changing public tastes? Kim Bielenberg reports Gillian O'Sullivan Robots are now routinely milking Irish cows, but farmers are pondering...
Dalai Lama hospitalised with chest infection Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (Manish Swarup/AP) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was admitted to a New Delhi hospital on Tuesday with chest infection, an aide said, adding that the 83-year-old Buddhist monk was stable. The Dalai Lama, who fled to India in early 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, lives in...
Actress tells libel hearing of two years of abuse by 'monster' Depp Happier times: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at the European premiere of their film ‘The Rum Diary’ in London in 2011. Photo: AP/Joel Ryan, File JOHNNY DEPP was a monster who repeatedly beat Amber Heard in a series of drug-fuelled attacks before and during their marriage, new court documents...
Man held in attempted murder probe after incident outside Ukrainian embassy in UK A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was driven at police officers outside the Ukrainian embassy in London. Police fired shots at the scene in Holland Park in the west of the capital after the Ukrainian ambassador’s car was “deliberately rammed” twice...
Hard Brexit and housing shortages biggest threat to economy - report Mortgage-to-rent is a State-backed initiative whereby homeowners that are unable to pay their mortgage can voluntarily sell their property to Home for Life. The property is then rented back to the homeowner. A hard Brexit poses the biggest risk to the economy, closely followed by the government’s budget policies and...
Dublin Port will force cargo firms to slash time containers sit on docks Squeeze: Dublin Port has lost eight hectares of port lands to State agencies for secondary inspection facilities required after Brexit The introduction of new border and customs facilities at Dublin Port due to Brexit has prompted the gateway to introduce new measures to speed the throughput of cargo,...
Stowaway cat survives three-week trip from China to Canada without food or water The cat weighed just 3.3lb at the end of its voyage. The cat was trapped in a 40-foot shipping container for the duration of the three-week voyage (BC SPCA) A cat who stowed away on a ship from China to Canada survived the three-week trip despite having no access...

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