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Brace for more delays and air strikes this year Each minute of a delay costs about €100. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Irish holidaymakers need to brace for delays to their flights this summer as Europe wrestles with a shortage of air traffic controllers and inevitable strike action. But Eamonn Brennan said he's hopeful there won't be as many strikes in France this year....
Jennifer Rubin: 'Biden offers much more than Trump - he's offering the American Dream'    Biden: “In America, everybody gets a shot.” Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque Speaking at a firefighters' conference, former US vice president Joe Biden didn't leave much doubt he'll be running for president. "I appreciate the energy you showed when I got up here. Save it a little longer, I may...
Third straight gain for US markets as healthcare firms lead rally The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 148.23 points to 25,702.89. A batch of economic reports helped drive the latest rally (Martin Keene/PA) Healthcare and technology companies powered stocks broadly higher on Wall Street on Wednesday, giving the market its third straight gain. Boeing briefly dipped, but finished slightly higher, after the US...
Why the consumer is king for sheep farmers The demand from export markets for leaner cuts will present challenges and opportunities for Irish sheep farmers Brendan Joyce, vice president, of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmer's Association on his farm at Maam Cross, Co. Galway. Photo: Keith Heneghan The sheep industry must follow the consumer trend towards healthy eating by delivering lambs...
Demand for Level 8 Ag Science courses jumps University College Dublin The number of students applying for Ag Science Level 8 courses has jumped by 13pc, the latest figures from the CAO show. This year the number of students apply for Level 8 agricultural courses is up 13pc, to 393. This up up from 348 first preferences in 2018. Further the number...
Continued changes in tech and UK's exit risk Irish jobs - Varadkar Leo Varadkar. Photo: INM Even a reasonable Brexit outcome will still put Irish jobs at risk, the Taoiseach has said. Leo Varadkar was speaking at the launch of a major plan to sustain Irish jobs in a rapidly changing technological environment. He said there was no room for complacency on...
Cardinal Pell: From Vatican apartment to Australian prison cell Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years in prison (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File) For two decades, George Pell was the dominant figure in the Catholic Church in Australia - a boy from a gold mining town whose ambition, intellect and knack for befriending influential people propelled him to become the...
Little scope to cut children's hospital costs, says chairman Safety concerns: Fred Barry is worried about risks to builders. Picture: Tom Burke The new chairman of the board overseeing the construction of the National Children's Hospital has cast doubt on there being any scope to cut costs on the project that has seen its price tag spiral to €1.4bn. Fred Barry also...
China lawmakers urge easing of family planning curbs as birth rates plunge Parliament delegates call on state to "liberate fertility" China facing dwindling workforce, surging health bills Changes could prove too little, too late - experts Parliament delegates call on state to "liberate fertility" Delegates to China's parliament are urging the overhaul or even scrapping of controversial family planning rules and...
‘No survivors’ as Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Kenya State-owned Ethiopian Airlines is widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, State-owned Ethiopian Airlines is widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa (Ben Curtis/AP) All passengers on the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa are dead, according to Ethiopia’s state broadcaster. The airline has said 157 people...

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