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State 'jeopardising global markets' says tech chief Philip Martin High-speed fibre broadband is essential for companies in rural Ireland servicing global markets, said Philip Martin, chief executive officer of Cora Systems. His company, which has its headquarters in Carrick-on-Shannon, is a world leader in enterprise project and portfolio management for global organisations and Government agencies. It employs 65 people and manages more than...
'Dream come true' as blind veterans find love at 97 Peter Van Zeller and Nancy Bowstead at their blessing ceremony. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Two blind veterans from the UK have found love again in their 90s and celebrated with a blessing where they vowed to live out their days together. Peter Van Zeller and Nancy Bowstead, both 97, celebrated their new-found...
VIDEO: Brexit – What happens next? Britain is due to leave the European Union on Friday if an extension is not granted. But how will the rest of the week’s events decide what happens?
Declan Lynch: 'Did I mention that there would be no Brexit?' When I wrote in 2016 that "there will be no Brexit" - or that there would be a Brexit so similar to actually staying in the EU it could be called the No Brexit Brexit - I was thinking not of the next outbreak of political giddiness, but of...
Further share buybacks under 'active consideration' at CRH CRH CEO Albert Manifold Ireland’s biggest company CRH has said further share buybacks "are under active consideration". Details of future share buyback programmes will be announced as part of the group's trading update on the 24th of April. The news comes as the group said it has completed the fourth phase of its current share...
Trump says he will not deliver tax returns to Congress The US president told reporters on the White House lawn that ‘I would love to give them, but I’m not going to do it while I’m under audit’. President Donald Trump (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) US President Donald Trump, facing a congressional deadline for his administration to provide his tax returns, has said...
Planned indemnity scheme to protect landowners against claims by walkers to focus on upland areas initially Farmers that work Ireland's spawling upland areas have raised concerns in relation to land access and issues around liability. Photo: Brian Joyce A proposed National Indemnity Scheme to indemnify private landowners against claims by walkers will only come into effect in upland areas initially on...
DUP warns Shane Ross on 'considerable damage' of Dublin's cruise ship cull DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photo: Getty Images A reduction in the number of cruise ships entering Dublin Port will cause considerable damage to the tourism sector on the island of Ireland, the leader of the DUP has warned. It is understood that Arlene Foster has been in contact with transport...
'Potentially historic' winter storm to slam central US David Liebhard gets a little help from his son Levi, 4, as the two shovel their driveway Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Appleton, Wis. Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions Monday across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel. (Dan...
'New species of human' found in cave throws doubt over evolution theories Key site: Callao Cave on Luzon island in the Philippines, where fossils of Homo luzonensis were found. Photo: AFP/Getty Images A previously unknown species of human that lived at the same time our ancient ancestors were colonising Europe has been discovered in the Philippines. Bones and teeth of the "hominin"...

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