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Hostelworld earnings fall despite growth in brand bookings Stock image Hostelworld reported a 19pc fall in earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to €21.4m last year, despite growth in its brand bookings. Excluding the impact of deferred revenue, earnings fell 8pc year-on-year, according to annual results from the group. Deferred revenue comes from the rollout of Hostelworld’s free cancellation booking option...
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UK services sector shrinks as Brexit bites Britain's Brexit turmoil inflicted further damage on the economy last month as the nation's huge services sector shrank for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Britain's Brexit turmoil inflicted further damage on the economy last month as the nation's huge services sector shrank for the first time in more...
Robin Talbot: The politicians tell us they 'have our back' but where is the detail? Robin Talbot pictured on the family farm in Ballacolla, Co Laois is a lifelong suckler farmer. Photo: Alf HarveyCiara Thornton, a 1st year student at Ballyhaise Agriculture College in Co Cavan, feeding pedigree holstein calves on Thomas Kelly's farm in Philipstown, Drogheda Co Louth. Pic...
Ban on TikTok app would harm free speech, China's Bytedance tells India's top court State court asks federal government to ban TikTok app TikTok video content "unbearable", says state official Company asks Supreme Court to quash directive TikTok video app hugely popular in rural India The logo of TikTok application is seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture...
Video shows Manchester Airport baggage handler doing press-ups in cargo hold An energised airport employee got some exercise in while waiting for suitcases to arrive. (Andy Lee/PA) An energised baggage handler was spotted doing press-ups between loads while working in the hold of a plane at Manchester Airport. EasyJet passenger Andy Lee took footage of the handler fitting in an exercise routine while...
Next Macra chief hits out at 'Meatless Mondays' Cavan dairy farmer and farm advisor Thomas Duffy was elected unopposed at a meeting in the Farm Centre in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Gerry Mooney The new president-elect of Macra na Feirme has said the recent debate between An Taisce and farm organisations on meat consumption had been disappointing and he was concerned that...
Dan O'Brien: 'Frustration abounds as the EU 28 prepare to have their say' How do other EU countries view Brexit and what position will they take at Wednesday's emergency summit? Dan O'Brien spoke to European sources to find out 'European basic law, as set out in Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, says member countries decide — unanimously — on granting...
Farm subsidies in Northern Ireland ‘could halve by 2030 due to Brexit’ Farmers will have to do more for less funding due to changes envisaged under any scenario short of Remain, consultants warned. (stock photo) Farm subsidies in Northern Ireland could halve by 2030 due to Brexit, an industry expert has warned. Farmers will have to do more for less funding due to...
EU gets green light for US trade talks Donald Trump (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) EU countries gave initial clearance yesterday to start formal trade talks with the United States, EU sources said, in a move designed, but not guaranteed, to smooth strained relations between the world's two largest economies. The European Commission has sought clearance for two negotiating mandates - one to cut...

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