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Fears Brexit could delay delivery of vital cancer products Importation of life-saving isotopes at risk if UK crashes out of EU British Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip at a church service yesterday. PHOTO: Steve Parsons/PA Wire Top-level plans are being drawn up to try to avoid a risk to cancer patients in Irish hospitals in the event of a no-deal...
Cormac McQuinn: 'Emails show relations with tech firm are still very warm' Former taoiseach Enda Kenny with Leo Varadkar in 2016. Photo: Tom Burke It's six years since former Taoiseach Enda Kenny was allegedly listed in a Facebook internal memo as among its "friends" but newly released emails show that relations with the Irish Government remain very cordial. Senior Facebook executive Sheryl...
Colm O'Rourke: 'I'm a school principal - but even I can't converse in Irish' A Russian lecturer appointed to promote the Irish language in Kerry faces an uphill task, writes Colm O'Rourke IT’S A TOUGH TASK: Russian gaeilgeoir Victor Bayda When I heard last week that a Russian, Victor Bayda, had been appointed as the Irish language planning officer by Udaras na...
ECB interest rate-setters seek to reassure markets Rates: European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. Photo: REUTERS The European Central Bank (ECB) will hold an interest rate-setting meeting on Thursday when it will likely seek to reassure financial markets while not adding to panic setting in around Europe's sluggish economic performance. Germany, France and Italy are now all flatlining economically, creating concerns...

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Martin Breheny: 'GAA pays price for squeezing fixtures into time frame with no room to move'   A view of the surface in Walsh Park. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile From summer sun to winter woes in the space of just a few days. Last week's unseasonably good weather would have convinced the GAA's fixture makers that they were getting away with squeezing so much...
Docking manoeuvre: Elon Musk's capsule reaches space station Success: The SpaceX Crew Dragon moves within 20 metres of the International Space Station to dock. Photo: AP A privately built capsule with just a test dummy aboard has docked smoothly with the International Space Station in a big step toward putting the US back in the business of launching astronauts. The Dragon capsule,...
© Reuters. Investing.com - The dollar slipped lower against a currency basket on Monday, while the euro pushed higher...
FTSE 100 weighed by concerns over China’s economic slowdown The pound, meanwhile, was lower on continued Brexit uncertainty. Investor concern over a slowdown in the Chinese economy weighed on London’s FTSE 100 index. Commodity stocks pulled the FTSE 100 lower on Thursday after disappointing manufacturing data from Beijing triggered fears over the health of the Chinese economy. London’s blue-chip index closed down 32.47...
© Reuters. The dollar made a bullish start to the week. Investing.com – The dollar advanced against its rivals Monday following...
Memorial for synagogue destroyed by Nazis vandalised The memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, is pictured after it was vandalised (Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP)FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images A memorial stone marking the site of a former synagogue destroyed by the Nazis has been vandalised in Strasbourg. Officials said the...

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