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Letters to the Editor: 'Passion will liberate our players to conquer France' 'Rugby is psychological warfare. Do not underestimate its effect, not only on the Irish team but also on the Irish nation' Photo: Reuters The commentators behave like lemmings: running headlong into a sea of oblivion because of some poor performances by the Irish rugby team. This is fixable: revert to...
Aid fund to help Irish firms hit by Brexit increased tenfold to 200m euro The cash can be used to offer rescue aid or restructuring support to small and medium-sized businesses impacted by the UK’s exit from the EU. Heather Humphreys described the fund as a safety net (Niall Carson/PA) The EU has approved a ten-fold increase in a state aid fund...
Patricia King: 'New legislation will protect workers and tackle the scourge of zero-hour contracts'   Work-life balance: Smartphone technology has blurred the lines between home and work life. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg The regulation of working hours is one of the trade union movement's earliest and most far-reaching achievements. Borne out of the long hours toiled by workers, including children, in the factories and...
IS fighters put up fierce resistance to defend last pocket in Syria The Syrian Democratic Forces resumed an offensive to recapture the area in Baghouz on Friday night. Columns of black smoke rise from the last small piece of territory held by Islamic State militants as US-backed fighters pound the area (Sarah El-Deeb/AP) Islamic State militants are desperately fighting to hang on...
Paddy Agnew: 'Cardinal sins: sex, scandal and the fall of a church giant' Cardinal George Pell has been brought down by the courts - and his enemies in the Vatican SARCASM: Marchers in yesterday’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney make their feelings felt about Cardinal Pell. Photo: Getty So, who actually contributed most to the dramatic downfall of Cardinal...
'No one needs to lose their home' - 14,000 in arrears given hope Stock photo A change in eligibility criteria could see 14,000 homeowners in mortgage arrears qualify for inclusion under the Government's new mortgage-to-rent scheme. It means that nobody should lose their home as a new era dawns with the banks, according to an expert. "Thousands of people in serious arrears have...
Plymouth supporter tripped by Sunderland fan during half-time race The Black Cats beat the Pilgrims 2-0, but that wasn’t the only competition on show at the Stadium of Light. Two Plymouth Argyle fans compete in the half-time entertainment during a Championship game at Sunderland (Pictures courtesy of Sunderland AFC) A controversial moment during the half-time entertainment at the Stadium of Light has...
Cormac McQuinn: 'Emails show relations with tech firm are still very warm' Former taoiseach Enda Kenny with Leo Varadkar in 2016. Photo: Tom Burke It's six years since former Taoiseach Enda Kenny was allegedly listed in a Facebook internal memo as among its "friends" but newly released emails show that relations with the Irish Government remain very cordial. Senior Facebook executive Sheryl...
Padraig Carmody and Kevin Lynch: 'More than ever, children need to learn geography' This is exactly the wrong moment in world history to be downgrading the subject in our schools, write Padraig Carmody and Kevin Lynch IT’S THEIR FUTURE: Geography helps us better understand problems such as climate change. Stock picture The study of geography is central to understanding the modern world....
Mark English wins brilliant 800m bronze at European Indoor Championships Mark English of Ireland celebrates after winning a bronze medal during the Men's 800m finals during day three of the European Indoor Athletics Championships at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile3 March 2019; Mark English of Ireland on his way to winning a bronze medal during the...

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