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Working with four seasons in a day and sowing some Wizard beans to work some magic   Winter barley Just as the days are getting shorter, we are getting to the end of the sowing. Most of the tillage fields around the country are brown, with small green plants starting to poke there heads up before the cold weather of winter, puts a...

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Pound rally comes to a halt as US dollar gains ground The FTSE 100 ended the day almost flat. Sterling was trading 0.23% down at 1.296 US dollars on Friday (PA) The pound lost ground on Friday – a day after rallying on the back of Brexit rumours – as strong US jobs growth buoyed the dollar. Sterling was trading 0.23% down at...
Howlin plans left-leaning alliance to enter coalition talks after an election Labour leader asks supporters to give second preference vote to Green Party or Social Democrats, writes Philip Ryan Labour leader Brendan Howlin. Photo: Frank McGrath Brendan Howlin has a plan to get the Labour Party out of the political doldrums and back to the top table. After the devastation of the 2016...
US stocks stagger back from correction Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange US stocks staggered back from a rout that took the S&P 500 Index into a correction, though major averages remained lower for the day in afternoon trading yesterday. The S&P 500 cut a loss that approached 3pc by more than half, but remains on track...
Mary Robinson and Peter Casey's appearances on the Late Late Show drew strong - and sometimes polar opposite - reactions from viewers Former president Mary Robinson and contentious former candidate Peter Casey were received with varying reactions after separately appearing on last night’s Late Late Show. Peter Casey defended comments he made during his election campaign, while members of the Travelling...
4,000-strong migrant caravan splinters in Mexican state Some migrants are continuing towards the capital, while others are staying at the coastal state of Veracruz. Central American migrants wait to get a ride on a truck, in Isla, Veracruz state (AP) A 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico has split up into several groups. One group spent the night in a...
Peter Casey: 'My vision for Fianna Fail' The party has gone astray and needs a change of leadership, writes presidential runner-up Peter Casey, who says he is the man for the job Peter Casey wants to be the next Taoiseach. Photo: Damien Eagers / INM I want to be the next Taoiseach. So I owe everyone an honest proclamation of what I...
Aer Lingus aiming to combat transatlantic low-cost rivals with 'transformative' expansion IAG CEO Willie Walsh AER Lingus thinks it can almost double its transatlantic fleet from 17 to 30 aircraft over next five yeas, as it's positioned to be the number one 'value' airline linking Europe and North America. The plan was unveiled at an investor day for Aer Lingus' parent IAG,...
The Big Tech Show: Is the new iPad Pro a replacement for your laptop? Does the Web Summit matter? Adrian returns to Dublin following Apple’s MacBook Air and iPad Pro launch. Joined by Sunday Independent business correspondent Michael Cogley and INM head of product Steve Dempsey, he goes through the most important features of what was announced and asks whether...
Fergal Keane: 'Precious prize of peace that must be saved' On the road from Belfast to Dublin in 1989, something lifted inside when you passed the Border The Border, as I first saw it, hardly existed at all. I was packed into a bus heading north surrounded by teenage girls from St Paul's School in Greenhills, Dublin. My mother taught English...

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