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Letters to the Editor: 'Lesson from Benn for Sinn Fein MPs' Tony Benn MP Sir - Any MP who objects to swearing an oath of allegiance can make a solemn affirmation instead (Sunday Independent, April 7). When Tony Benn delivered his oath of allegiance in the House of Commons, he prefaced the statutory affirmation of allegiance, saying: "As a dedicated republican, and...
May and Merkel share a laugh over matching outfits The Prime Minister found she and the German chancellor shared a fashion sense. Theresa May and Angela Merkel may not always see eye-to-eye on Britain’s future in the European Union, but their shared taste in fashion sparked a moment of jollity before talks at the special European Council on Brexit began. The Prime...
Three killed as small plane crashes near Mount Everest Hospital officials get ready to unload the dead body of a plane crash victim outside the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 14, 2019. At least three people were killed and four injured on Sunday after a small plane crashed into a parked helicopter during takeoff at the only airport...
Moy Park blames market conditions for partial closure of Co Antrim factory A Moy Park factory Moy Park has blamed "challenging market conditions" for a decision to temporarily halt some production at one of its Northern Ireland factories, with a trade union voicing concerns the decision could lead to mass job losses. The company said it will cease processing of live birds...
Internal inquiry into claims senior garda worked part time as security consultant Stock picture An internal inquiry is underway this evening into claims a senior garda was engaged in part-time work as a security consultant for a well-known company. It has been claimed the garda - an inspector - had engaged in consultancy work on security matters for the firm. The work...
Varadkar negotiates aid package worth millions even if there's no Brexit Taoiseach says many sectors have been hit by growing uncertainty Stars in their eyes: Anti-Brexit protesters outside the UK Houses of Parliament. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar revealed the Government is negotiating a multi-million-euro support package with Brussels for Irish exporters and the agri-food sector even if the UK does...
Agri-food startups are helping keep young farmers on the land Ronan Gorry. Picture: Alf Harvey. For many people the dream of living in the countryside is difficult to achieve as the reality of having to commute to the nearest urban centre for work means there is little time left to enjoy the benefits which attract them to rural living in the...
Iseq boosted amid soft Brexit hopes Irish shares performed strongly yesterday, rising more than 1.6pc in late afternoon trading amid investor hopes for a softer Brexit. Stock photo Irish shares performed strongly yesterday, rising more than 1.6pc in late afternoon trading amid investor hopes for a softer Brexit. The main banks were among the risers, with Permanent TSB up 4.8pc, AIB up...
'Dragon' Casey to run for MEP on rural versus urban crusade Presidential runner-up targets seat held by Independent ‘Ming’ Dragon flies flag: Peter Casey will run for a seat in the European Parliament. Photo: David Conachy Businessman Peter Casey is to contest the European elections on a platform that seeks to change the immigration system and end the rural-urban divide, the Irish...

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