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Editorial: 'More explanations needed over Facebook and Kenny' Photo: Stock 'There is no point in having an inside track unless you run on it." These words of a wise, battle-hardened but unnamed Irish politician belong to the last century. But they still have resonance about realpolitik and the way of the world. Thus Facebook, arguably the most powerful company in the modern...
South Korea and US to end springtime military drills to back diplomacy It follows the summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Marines of the US and South Korea during a joint military combined exercise in Pohang, South Korea (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap/AP/File) South Korea and the US are ending their massive springtime military drills as part of...
© Reuters. Investing.com - The pound dropped on Monday following reports that Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will...
Dan O'Brien: 'We're on the road to becoming ungovernable - and that's the wrong road' The 33rd Dail may turn out to be as fragmented as the current one - which does not augur well for effective government 'If any party gets as many as 60 seats in the next 160-seat Dail, it will be doing well.' Stock picture A general election...
House of Representatives to query more than 60 Trump officials in Russia probe Jerrold Nadler, who heads up the House Judiciary Committee, says it is ‘very clear’ the president obstructed justice. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (Andrew Harnik/AP) The chairman of the committee in charge of impeachment has said it is “very clear” US President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Jerrold Nadler said the...
Colm O'Rourke: 'I'm a school principal - but even I can't converse in Irish' A Russian lecturer appointed to promote the Irish language in Kerry faces an uphill task, writes Colm O'Rourke IT’S A TOUGH TASK: Russian gaeilgeoir Victor Bayda When I heard last week that a Russian, Victor Bayda, had been appointed as the Irish language planning officer by Udaras na...
Investors swoop on pre-Brexit bargain properties in London Reality check: Some real estate analysts believe the London property market has been experiencing a price bubble since the financial crisis The view south from Hill House, a 14-storey apartment block perched on a hill in North London, is about as spectacular as it gets in the sprawling British capital. Floor-to-ceiling windows on every...
ECB interest rate-setters seek to reassure markets Rates: European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. Photo: REUTERS The European Central Bank (ECB) will hold an interest rate-setting meeting on Thursday when it will likely seek to reassure financial markets while not adding to panic setting in around Europe's sluggish economic performance. Germany, France and Italy are now all flatlining economically, creating concerns...
Trade union leader Nunan to be Labour candidate for European Elections INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan. Photo: Frank McGrath TRADE Union leader Sheila Nunan has been selected as the Labour Party's candidate to contest the European Elections in the Ireland South constituency. Ms Nunan won out over former Labour TD for Clare, Michael McNamara, who also contested today's selection convention in Cork....
Real lives on the border: 'Imagine our customers needing a passport for a coffee...' The fog - both concerning the weather and Brexit - fails to lift in Clones Jessica and Tori Knight from Liberty Belle, Clones, Co Monaghan. IT IS very foggy in Clones when we visit, an apt if obvious metaphor for the lack of clarity on what the future...

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