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No one in EU considering changes to Brexit deal, British MPs are warned    Fact-finding mission: European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee met Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok (centre) in Co Louth as he learned more about the implications of Brexit on local communities. Photo: Aoife Moore /PA Wire Nobody in the European Union is considering legally binding changes to the Brexit Withdrawal...
Jewellery maker turns AirPods into cool earrings so they never get lost The creative earrings that solve the problem of lost wireless headphones are now being sold for $20 (around £15) each. (Gabrielle Reilly) Always losing your wireless headphones? Paralegal Gabrielle Reilly has created a fun solution that will ensure your AirPods don’t go missing. AirPod earrings, or AirRings, hold your wireless headphones...
US jobs growth surges but more disappointing data for Eurozone Mario Draghi US job growth surged in January, with employers hiring the most workers in 11 months, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite a darkening outlook that has left the Federal Reserve wary about more interest rate hikes this year. The US Labour Department's monthly employment report yesterday showed no...
Pope urges faith leaders to reject war in UAE visit Historic: The first papal Mass on the Arabian Peninsula will be held today. Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images Pope Francis urged religious leaders yesterday to work together to reject the "miserable crudeness" of war as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, with a...
EU countries part of 'a gringo plot' against Venezuela, Maduro claims Tough talking: Nicolas Maduro addresses soldiers during exercises. Photo: Miraflores Palace/Handout via Reuters Britain, Germany and Spain were among 15 European nations to officially recognise Juan Guaido as the "interim president" of Venezuela yesterday, a move that was swiftly denounced by Nicolas Maduro as a "gringo plot to overthrow the...
Gulfsands MD to chair Aminex Aminex has named John Bell as its new chairman. Stock Image Irish oil and gas explorer Aminex has named John Bell as its new chairman. Mr Bell, who is currently an independent non-executive director at the group, takes over from Keith Phair, who after nine years on the board has decided to retire with immediate effect. Mr...
Jury deciding fate of notorious Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'   Jurors have heard months of evidence about Guzman’s rise to power as the head of the Sinaloa cartel. Image: AP Photo/Marco Ugarte Jurors in the U.S. trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, accused of running one of the world's most infamous drug cartels, ended their first day of deliberations in Brooklyn...
Seán Healy: 'Talk of economic recovery is cheap for families mired in long-term homelessness'    Stock Image: Bloomberg The Government's housing policy is not working. The scale of its overall strategy is not sufficient to meet the challenge it addresses. Rebranding private rent as social housing has not worked. Removing homeless families from official data as a policy response has not worked. Rebuilding...
Venezuelans march as Maduro faces fresh pressures Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was rocked by the highest-ranking military defection from his regime yesterday, as tens of thousands marched through Caracas calling for an end to his grip on power. A general from the Venezuelan air force announced he no longer recognised Maduro as president, adding to...

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ISE shares data shifted to Euronext's Optiq as Smurfit Kappa completes €400m bond sale   Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Photo: Reuters Irish Stock Exchange owner Euronext has announced what it said was the successful migration of the 53 companies listed in Dublin to Euronext's trading platform, Optiq. The move completes the migration of equities...

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