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Fiona Ness: 'Allow yourself a smile at the fall of Trudeau'   Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Chris Young/AP) There's inglorious pleasure to be had in witnessing the shine being knocked off Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. When the six-foot-two, eyes of blue, baby-balancing PM came to power in 2015, promising a transparent, liberal and feminist agenda, I disliked him immediately. He...
Voice coach David Grant aims to use musical skills to help young people Grant was awarded an MBE by the Prince of Wales for services to music. David Grant wears his MBE following an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace (John Stillwell/PA) Voice coach to the stars David Grant has said he wants to use his musical skills to help “disenfranchised” young people. Grant...
© Reuters. Investing.com - The dollar slipped lower against a currency basket on Monday, while the euro pushed higher...
Ireland's oldest McDonald's is given a revamp as the digital trend continues   Moving with the times: Amir Afsar, franchisee owner of McDonald’s on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers/INM Ireland's oldest McDonald's has just got a very modern revamp. Owner Amir Afsar has had 16 digital ordering screens installed on the restaurant floor in Grafton Street, Dublin, where customers can punch in...
Q&A: Uncertainty remains, but it's now highly unlikely the UK will leave on March 29    A view of the Palace of Westminster. Stock picture What exactly happened last night? The British parliament voted to request an extension from the European Union which would push back the date that the UK leaves the EU. The House of Commons agreed to look for a short...

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Dominos reports 'steady' progress in Ireland where the casual dining market is 'booming' Dominos Pizza said its progress in Ireland was "steady" last year, with a much stronger second half compensating for a slow start to the year. During the year the company opened one new store here, taking its total to 50, achieved like-for-like growth of 4pc, according to its...
PM will look to make it third-time lucky by putting her deal to parliament again ahead of EU Council British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Christopher Furlong/PA Wire The Armageddon scenario of a crash-out Brexit in two weeks appears to have been narrowly avoided - but a battle looms in Europe on how long of a reprieve to give the UK. MPs...
Why the consumer is king for sheep farmers The demand from export markets for leaner cuts will present challenges and opportunities for Irish sheep farmers Brendan Joyce, vice president, of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmer's Association on his farm at Maam Cross, Co. Galway. Photo: Keith Heneghan The sheep industry must follow the consumer trend towards healthy eating by delivering lambs...
Green light for new hotel near Twitter's Dublin HQ Expansion: O’Callaghan group, which owns The Davenport in Dublin, is to build the new property The O'Callaghan hotel group has secured planning for a new eight-storey hotel on a site beside Twitter's Dublin HQ in spite of local opposition. An Bord Pleanála gave Persian Properties Ltd the go-ahead for the 158-room hotel on...
Family to hear details of how Jastine (24) was murdered Jastine Valdez The family of murdered student Jastine Valdez will hear details of events leading up to her death at an inquest later this year. Her parents Tess and Danny Valdez were present as a date for the hearing was scheduled at Dublin Coroner's Court. The 24-year-old student was abducted and murdered by...

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