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Pope Francis 'willing' to mediate between Maduro and Guaido   Pope Francis. Photo: Reuters The Pope has said that he is willing to mediate between Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido, Venezuela's rival presidents, but only if both sides request his help. Pope Francis has been urged by both men to intervene. But while Mr Maduro seeks negotiations, Mr Guaido and his supporters see...
Businessman claims IBRC owes him €128m Borrowing: British businessman got St£14m loan from INBS in 2000. Photo: Bloomberg A British businessman has challenged IBRC's refusal to recognise a judgment for £113m (€128m) he obtained against it over the sale of a 100 room mansion in the UK. Baljit Singh Bhandal, also known as Barry Bhandal, was once the beneficial owner of a...
Large quantity of cigarettes seized following overnight burglaries Two men aged in their 20s were arrested at the scene following a foot chase. Cigarettes were recovered from a car by gardai investigating burglaries in counties Wicklow and Wexford (Garda/PA) Two men have been arrested following a number of overnight burglaries at businesses in counties Wicklow and Wexford. Gardai said that shortly after 2am...
Senator Frank Feighan will not seek place on Fine Gael general election ticket in Roscommon-Galway Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan. Photo: Tom Burke Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said he will not seek the party nomination to contest the next General Election in Roscommon-Galway. Senator Maura Hopkins, who lives in the constituency, has declared her interest in running as the party’s candidate. Mr...
Aoife Walsh: 'Things to do in February to give you peace of mind'   Guidance counsellor Aoife Walsh The passing of the CAO February 1 deadline will not result in school life becoming any less busy for Leaving Cert students. Many schools are entering into mock exams. Projects for home economics, LCVP and engineering are due in the next month and Leaving...

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Healy-Rae caught on camera driving in bus lane Footage: Michael Healy-Rae drives his car in the bus lane on the M7 yesterday Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has claimed he felt it was necessary to drive in a bus lane yesterday so he could lend his support to nurses. Footage of Mr Healy-Rae's Skoda emerged yesterday shortly after he drove by traffic on...
Cancer patients were among 40,000 hit by walkout Determined: From left, nurses Ciara Byrne, Susan Sherwood and Clare Harte outside St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny. Photo: Damien Eagers Cancer patients and the elderly were caught up in the shutdown of vital hospital and community services as nurses again took to the picket line. Several cancer surgeries had to be cancelled, causing...
Thinking of doing the Green Cert? Here's some options Stock Image Agricultural courses have always been a big part of education in counties Galway and Clare with courses available in Teagasc Centres and in Mountbellew Agricultural College. Courses are still in demand and intake has been steady over the last number of years in both counties. On completion of the Green cert...
Financial system can withstand a hard Brexit - Central Bank   Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photo: REUTERS The Central Bank has been able to provide assurances that the financial system as a whole was resilient enough to withstand a hard Brexit and that the most material 'cliff-edge' financial stability risks arising from Brexit "have been largely mitigated". Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said...
Jobless rate holds as Brexit cloud looms   (Stock image) Last month's unemployment rate remained unchanged from December at 5.3pc, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The figure is down from 6pc in January 2017. Overall, there were 127,300 people unemployed last month, down from 127,900 when compared to the December 2018 figure, and a decrease of 13,400 when compared to...

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