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State of Union address guest list lays bare USA's yawning political divide Determined: Donald Trump is demanding money to pay for the wall. Photo: Reuters Democrat women planned to wear white at Donald Trump's State of the Union speech last night in support of gender equality as the deep divisions in Washington DC were on display. The US president's political opponents invited...
Varadkar seeks EU aid as no deal plans speed up May commits to avoiding hard Border but wants Brussels to reopen Brexit pact Varadkar will travel to Brussels today to lobby key EU leaders to pledge major emergency aid for Ireland if UK crashes out next month Fine Gael leader's back-to-back meetings with EU leaders comes a day ahead of...
© Reuters. Investing.com - The dollar slipped lower against a currency basket on Monday, while the euro pushed higher...
Laura Larkin: 'Once bitten, twice shy as May receives tepid applause' Building bridges: UK Prime Minister Theresa May was keen to point out that she had not performed a ‘U-turn’ on the backstop on her trip to Belfast. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Theresa May touched down in Belfast for the second time in 10 weeks with a clear mission in mind: to...
'Political accountability' needed for ongoing crises in the health service - Fianna Fail Health Minister Simon Harris said individuals could face sanctions over National Children’s Hospital cost overruns (Niall Carson/PA Wire) Fianna Fail TDs have called for political accountability for the ongoing crises that have besieged the health service. The demands will ramp up pressure on Health Minister Simon Harris who is...
John Downing: 'Movement is not progress - but a trip Stateside could bear fruit'   Tánaiste Simon Coveney visits Washington for meetings with senior US officials and elected representatives when he will highlight Ireland’s concerns on Brexit and push for US support. Photo: PA With seven weeks and two days left to B-day it's a shame that there is not the same...
© Reuters. The dollar made a bullish start to the week. Investing.com – The dollar advanced against its rivals Monday following...
Man (22) charged with murder of his grandfather (66) Stock Picture A man in his twenties has been charged with the murder of his 66-year-old grandfather in Douglas on the southside of Cork city in July of last year. Christopher O’Callaghan (22) from Pinecroft, Grange, Douglas, appeared before Cork District Court charged with murdering Joe O’Callaghan at his home in Galwey's Lane...
Public and firms must face up to carbon tax hikes, Philip Lane warns Central Bank Governor Philip Lane. Photo: PA Consumers and businesses will end up being harder hit in the long term if there is a delay in addressing the costs of climate change including hiking taxes, Central Bank Governor Philip Lane has warned. It appears that consumers will end up...
Retired surgeon accused of groping boys claims he has 'senile dementia' Accused: Retired surgeon Michael Shine has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Picture: Collins A retired surgeon accused of groping a number of boys in his care has told a jury he has “got some senile dementia”. Michael Shine (86) of Ballsbridge, Dublin has pleaded not guilty at Dublin...

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