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British Airways owner navigates higher costs as cyber fallout continues The figures come as fuel unit costs for the quarter rose. IAG said third-quarter profits were hit by higher fuel costs (Tim Ockenden/PA) British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has said profits were hit by higher fuel costs in the third quarter as it continues to grapple with the fallout from a...
Billy Keane: 'Bottom line for Mrs 39 is she worries the CIA and Trump will throw her good son out of USA' Keane's Kingdom (stock photo) The Woman Who Hasn't Had Sex for 39 Years isn't herself. She's giving out a lot these days but there's always a reason. The shortening of the evenings doesn't help. Mrs 39 stays in bed late in...
'It wasn't ever easy to save for first mortgage' - Taoiseach under fire for 'dismissive' comments about plight of first-time buyers   Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of dismissing the plight of thousands of young people seeking to buy their first home after he said it has "never been easy" to get a...
UK biotech firm goes greener than grass with move to Cork   Despite our producers being heavily dependent on the weather, in Ireland we have the best grass in the world. (Stock image) Irish weather may not suit crops such as coffee beans, olives, bananas, and citrus fruits - but we have an abundance of grass. For that reason, we are one...
AIB posts big improvement in stress tests of EU's banks The stress tests by the European Banking Authority cover 48 of Europe’s biggest banks and have been billed as the toughest ever. Stock image AIB and Bank of Ireland both showed large improvements in their anticipated ability to withstand financial shocks, according to the latest "stress tests" from European regulators. With Brexit...
Ireland should beware of the bonanza promised by Brexit's banking refugees Stay afloat: Swans on the River Liffey in the financial district of Dublin. Photo: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Data shows that Dublin is already getting more foreign investment than any European capital apart from London and it won the same number of projects in the finance sector in the first three quarters...
Xi-Trump phone call extremely positive, says China Mr Trump said on Twitter that he and Mr Xi had a very good conversation. US President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File) China’s foreign ministry says a phone conversation between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, about trade and other issues was “extremely positive”. The...
Ireland of the Welcomes: What are the secret ingredients that make the Irish welcome so special? What makes the Irish welcome so special? Meadhbh McGrath talks to Reader Travel Awards winners and judges to find out... Service with a smile: Garret Fitzgerald of Brother Hubbard. Photo: Tony GavinSpecial welcome: "Cead mile failte"Laura Kelly of Kellys in RosslareB&B Ireland - a traditional...
Planting native woodlands on all farms, including dairy is a critical priority - Teagasc Sustainable forestry expansion, including native woodlands on dairy and other farms, is a critical priority for Ireland to help achieve its climate change targets, the new Chairman of Teagasc has said. Liam Herlihy told a recent Oireachtas committee on agriculture that agriculture must meet the ambitions of...
Park life with some farming on the side for less than €1m Crossdrum House I ventured to the north Meath/Cavan region recently where I visited  Crossdrum House — a lovely Georgian home on 35ac on the outskirts of Oldcastle in Meath. It comes with a working yard made up of traditional and modern buildings on parkland that includes wooded areas and grazing...

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