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Farmers warn rural broadband rollout cannot 'fall off a cliff' IFA President Joe Healy. Picture: Finbarr O'Rourke Farmers have warned that the rollout of broadband to rural Ireland cannot be allowed to 'fall off the cliff' due to Brexit. The remarks by Irish Farmers' Association president Joe Healy came after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar indicated that the need for a Brexit bailout for...
Teenage girl killed in 'random' knife attack in park Jodie Chesney has been described as 'the nicest girl possible' A 17-year-old girl has become the latest murder victim in London after she was stabbed near a children’s playground in a park in an apparent random attack. The student, named locally as Jodie Chesney, was said to have been “just sitting” with friends...
Gay Mitchell: 'It adds up to PAC operating within a powerful remit' Sound public finances demand that this committee examines where public money flows to Court ruling: The Supreme Court found the PAC ‘acted significantly’ outside its terms of reference in a case taken by former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins Once, over dinner, I told the Canadian Auditor General that our Comptroller...

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Airport's role as transatlantic hub 'can be enhanced' Potential: IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says there is scope to improve There remains "significant scope" to enhance Dublin Airport's position as a transatlantic hub, according to IAG CEO Willie Walsh. IAG, which owns Aer Lingus, has been using the Irish carrier to capture more traffic across the Atlantic, adding a number of routes...
Revenue tops €24bn at IAG as Aer Lingus delivers record performance (Stock image) Revenue at Aer Lingus owner IAG increased 6.7pc to €24.4bn in 2018. Operating profit before exceptional items increased 9.5pc to €3.2bn, according to annual results from the group. Last year IAG increased capacity by 6.1pc. The increase partially reflects new long haul routes at British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus,...
FTSE 100 weighed by concerns over China’s economic slowdown The pound, meanwhile, was lower on continued Brexit uncertainty. Investor concern over a slowdown in the Chinese economy weighed on London’s FTSE 100 index. Commodity stocks pulled the FTSE 100 lower on Thursday after disappointing manufacturing data from Beijing triggered fears over the health of the Chinese economy. London’s blue-chip index closed down 32.47...
It's clear Trump obstructed US justice, claims committee chief Hanging on: Donald Trump grabs the US flag at a conference in Maryland at the weekend. Photo: AFP/Getty Images The Democrat chairman of the committee in charge of impeachment has said it is "very clear" US President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Jerrold Nadler has warned the House of Representative panel will request documents...
Restructuring safety net for SMEs rises to €200m Business Minister Heather Humphreys. Photo: Steve Humphreys The European Commission had agreed to increase Ireland's Rescue and Restructuring scheme budget to €200m from €20m. The move follows consultation between the Department of Business and the European Commission about the need to safeguard the future of Irish SMEs most exposed to Brexit. The scheme, first approved...

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Revolut mulling acquisitions despite controversies The fintech unicorn is going on a hiring spree to support its growth ambitions. Revolut is considering acquisitions as part of its expansion strategy. Revolut is to press ahead with plans to enter the deal making arena, despite the digital bank coming under pressure over a string of controversies. The Press Association has learnt that the fast-growing fintech...
Colm McCarthy: 'There must be financial prudence with the planning of major public projects' Three recent debacles in major capital projects show the need for care before making political commitments 'Depending on whose estimates of ultimate cost are to be believed, the NCH cost appears to have at least doubled, or possibly trebled, since the project was approved less than four...

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