Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Home Blog Page 40
Saudis' U-turn on Khashoggi Kingdom finally admits journalist's murder was 'premeditated' Red-handed: A protester dressed as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during a vigil for Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Saudi Arabia has changed its explanation of Jamal Khashoggi's death for a third time to admit that the journalist's murder was "premeditated" by Saudi operatives. Officials initially claimed that Mr...
Tool up now to measure grass growth - or rue it in spring   What an exceptional autumn. Ground conditions are superb and not what we're used to dealing with in Kerry at this time of year, but it's a welcome change. Grass growth has also been remarkable, especially when you see an average of greater than 30kg DM/day for Munster at...
Michael Kelly: 'Higgins can be a steward to heal the wounds of Irish history - but he needs a broader scope of sympathy' Michael D Higgins makes his victory speech after he was announced as the winner of Ireland's presidential election at Dublin Castle. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire It was really pragmatism more than principle that saw the combined forces of...
Significant progress expected on sheepmeat exports to China in 2019 File photo The Department of Agriculture is hoping that signifciant progress can be made on access to China for Irish sheepmeat, after a meeting of officials today. Senior Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today held productive technical meetings with counterparts in Beijing, in relation to meat market access and...
Idris Elba in Glasgow for film shoot The actor is part of the latest Fast and Furious franchise movie being shot in the city. Actor Idris Elba during filming in Glasgow city centre for a new Fast and Furious movie (Andrew Milligan/PA) Idris Elba has taken to the streets of Glasgow to film scenes for his latest movie. The actor was dressed in...
'Grim irony' as European aid in Yemen bombed by British-backed airstrikes A woman holds her son at a malnutrition treatment centre in Sanaa, Yemen. Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters Aid projects in Yemen funded by the international charity Oxfam have been hit in Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes, it has emerged. A vital cholera treatment centre in Abs, in the Hajjah province, was hit in...
Ivan Yates: 'Tiresome Áras election merely the calm before the Brexit storm'    Talks: Tánaiste Simon Coveney with British Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington at a meeting of the British-Irish Inter- Governmental Conference in Dublin. PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL Reading the political tea leaves left after the presidential election begs the question: was it all a storm in a teacup or is there...
Referendum: High on spoiled votes, low in interest With the final outcome of last Friday's Presidential election never really in doubt from the moment Michel D Higgins declared his intention to seek a second term in office, the spotlight inevitably turned on the other five candidates. In truth, it was a fairly lacklustre campaign that, far from galvanising the public, by...
'Women are too clever for economics' - David McWilliams IMF boss Christine Lagarde Economics has a serious gender problem - but it's not for the reason you might think. While universities are seeing a rise in female graduates in the areas of law, medicine, science, the humanities and maths, fewer women are studying economics. The reason - Ireland's leading economist David McWilliams believes...
Strong UK-Irish friendship more important than ever - Simon Coveney ahead of Dublin talks Simon Coveney ( Brian Lawless/PA) Tanaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said strong UK-Irish friendship is more important than ever ahead of talks between senior Irish and UK Government ministers in Dublin. Mr Coveney and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan are set to welcome UK Minister for...

MOST POPULAR

HOT NEWS