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Eoghan Harris: 'Leo, take the soft backstop road and save our State' Click to view full size St Brigid's Day normally sees me in high spirits, but not this year. That's because I was bracing myself to challenge 99pc of my colleagues about the backstop: nobody likes to be that far out on a limb. But acting with good authority means telling my...
Move towards higher ‘wealth taxes’ could be leaving farmers out of pocket Stock image It's essential for all farming families to take into account all aspects included in farm transfers, now more than ever because of the move towards higher ‘wealth taxes’, according to IFAC Accountants Head of Tax Declan McEvoy. Speaking at the recent Teagasc sheep conference, he said to make...
In Pictures: Colourful celebrations as Asia welcomes the year of the pig Tuesday marks Lunar New Year. Performers carry flags during a Qing Dynasty ceremony in Ditan Park in Beijing (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Countries across Asia have been celebrating the Lunar New Year in spectacular style. Dance performances, elaborate decorations, red lanterns and food marked the occasion as people welcomed the year of...
Pope Francis celebrates historic Mass on Arabian Peninsula Thousands of people turned out to welcome the pontiff at a stadium in Abu Dhabi. Pope Francis celebrates a mass at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi (Andrew Medichini/AP) Pope Francis ministered to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded an historic visit with the first-ever...
Risk firm needs 250 more Irish staff in Brexit boost   The CEO of Sedgwick, Malcolm Hughes, is pictured with Sedgwick staff Georgina Vincent, Simon Murphy and Niamh Moore. Photo: Jason Clarke Global risk solutions provider Sedgwick is to create 250 jobs in Ireland. Formerly known as Sedgwick OSG, the company currently has 400 employees across seven offices here. It is looking for...
House prices fall in leading London areas amid political chaos and tax hikes Mayfair prices dipped 1.5pc Political chaos and a series of tax hikes pushed the average price of a home in London's most-desired districts down by almost 5pc last year, paring it to a low not seen since the start of 2013. Home prices in the UK capital's prime postcodes...
Hopes that peace deal will bring end to CAR civil war    UN forces from Rwanda patrol the streets of Bangui, Central African Republic. Image: AP Photo/Jerome Delay A civil war in the Central African Republic (CAR) that has forced a fifth of the population to flee atrocities by rival Muslim and Christian militias could be ended after the warring sides agreed...
© Reuters. The dollar made a bullish start to the week. Investing.com – The dollar advanced against its rivals Monday following...
Seven dead in Paris apartment fire Dozens of other people have been injured, the fire service said. A fire rages through the top floors of an apartment building in Paris (Paris Fire Dept. via AP) Seven people have been killed and at least 28 injured in a fire in a residential building in Paris. Firefighters were still searching for other victims and working...

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Australian banks could face prosecution after misconduct probe Commonwealth Bank, ANZ Banking Group and National Australian Bank could face potential charges. Josh Frydenberg speaks at a press conference in response to the releasing of the Banking Royal Commission findings (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP/PA) Three of Australia’s largest banks could face prosecution following a year-long investigation into misconduct recommended tougher oversight and...

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