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Changes at Le Monde give Eir's Niel new headache Xavier Niel is a shareholder in French newspaper Le Monde French billionaire Xavier Niel has been on the radar in Ireland since his vehicle Iliad led the takeover of Eir in 2018. Under the deal Niel's personal investment vehicle NJJ owns 32.9pc of Eir and Iliad - which he owns 52pc of...
Butter now the most volatile commodity in the world There are mixed signals from global markets on dairy demand for 2019, reports Louise Hogan Demand for dairy in European markets proved sluggish through 2018. Photo: Stock Volatility continues to be a major influencer in the dairy markets, with butter fluctuating more than a barrel of oil, according to Ornua trading specialist. There are...
Conor McGregor pleads not guilty to 'strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief' in Miami Conor McGregor CONOR McGregor has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to 'strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief'. It follows the Dubliner’s arrest in Miami Beach, Florida last month where he allegedly slapped a phone out of a fan’s hand and stomped on it as he tried to take a...
Rising wages will drive up costs of rent and childcare (Stock photo) Irish labour costs have increased four times faster than other prices in the economy and threaten to drive up rents, housing and childcare costs. Labour costs have increased by 2.9pc in the past year, the National Competitiveness Council warns today. Without similar increases in productivity, it will "simply put pressure on...
Health fears as Libyans flee from the fighting closing in on capital Conflict: Troops from eastern Libyan forces south of Tripoli. Photo: Reuters/Stringer The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it feared outbreaks of infectious diseases due to dirty water and people fleeing fighting nearing Tripoli, where it has about two weeks of emergency supplies for hospitals and health facilities. After a...
VIDEO: McDonnell talks ahead of Brexit meeting with Conservatives Labour’s John McDonnell has said he is taking part in Brexit talks with Conservative ministers including Chancellor Philip Hammond in order to arrive at deal that “protects jobs and the economy”. The Shadow Chancellor also said he will discuss the possibility of a second referendum when the meeting takes place in...
'Davy's no fool, I'm competent at what I do. He doesn't entertain substandard work, nor do I' Mags D’Arcy, pictured at the launch of Bord Gais’s sponsorship extension of the All-Ireland hurling championship, is delighted to be part of Davy Fitzgerald’s backroom team with the Wexford senior hurlers. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Now in her second year as part of Davy Fitzgerald's...
VIDEO: MPs approve motion for PM to seek Brexit extension MPs have approved a Government motion for Prime Minister Theresa May to seek an extension of the Brexit process to June 30 by 420 votes to 110, majority 310.
Racy Easter display attacked with garden shears The display featured five mannequins dressed in lingerie, fishnet stockings and colourful wigs holding Easter baskets and surrounded by Easter eggs. A woman walks her dog past a racy Easter display in New Jersey (Kevin R Wexler/The Record via AP) A dentist in the US who created a racy Easter display is vowing to put...
Algerian president steps down at army official’s urging Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 82, leaves office after weeks of peaceful protests, following military backing for calls to remove him. Algerian demonstrators have demonstrated for weeks against Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his regime (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul) Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has stepped down after 20 years in office and weeks of massive nationwide protests aimed at pushing...

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