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IRELAND

Mike Pence to assert US commitment to Good Friday agreement during Irish visit

Mike Pence to assert US commitment to Good Friday agreement during Irish visit

US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ireland next month on behalf of President Donald Trump, the White House has confirmed.

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Service marks 50 years since British Army deployed to streets of Northern Ireland

In all, 1,441 military personnel died during Operation Banner.

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Thousands of passengers to be impacted as Irish-based Ryanair pilots vote for 48-hour strike

Thousands of passengers to be impacted as Irish-based Ryanair pilots vote for 48-hour strike

180 pilots who are part of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (Ialpa) will hold a 48-hour strike from midnight on August 22.

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Studying in the UK once Brexit dust settles

While everyone knows that Brexit is due to come into effect this year, nobody knows exactly what form it will take.

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WORLD

Wall Street takes a beating as fears of recession increase

Investors were spooked and the Dow Jones had its biggest drop of the year.

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British mother dies after being set alight in Barbados, family say

British mother dies after being set alight in Barbados, family say

The family say they are ‘shocked and devastated’.

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Justin Trudeau criticised by ethics watchdog in ‘conflict of interest’ case

The report comes shortly before campaigning gets under way for the October 21 general election.

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Scientists identify pair of genes linked to Alzheimer’s resilience

Scientists identify pair of genes linked to Alzheimer’s resilience

The newly identified genes influence risk for both late-onset and early-onset Alzheimer’s, according to researchers.

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Microplastics found in snow from Alps to Arctic

The minute particles are transported by the atmosphere and subsequently washed out of the air.

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BUSINESS

Major Irish offices landlord Green Reit sold to British fund for €1.34bn

Major Irish offices landlord Green Reit sold to British fund for €1.34bn

Office landlord Green Reit, which owns key properties in Dublin, including One Molesworth Street, George’s Quay and properties on Harcourt St, as well as One Albert Quay in Cork, has been sold for €1.34bn, confirming that the buyer is the British fund Henderson Park.

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Boylesports to buy more betting shop chains in Ireland and the UK

Boylesports to buy more betting shop chains in Ireland and the UK

Boylesports is set to swoop for more independent Irish betting shop chains and is close to completing its second acquisition in the UK.

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DHL Ireland delivers 13% rise in profit

DHL Ireland delivers 13% rise in profit

Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of international logistics and delivery giant DHL last year increased by 13% to €3.14m.

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IPL Plastics earnings rise, but revenues fall

IPL Plastics earnings rise, but revenues fall

IPL Plastics, which operates a manufacturing facility in Cork, is understood to be open to making further acquisitions after completing a large purchase to boost its European business earlier this year.

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Ross urged to intervene in plight of Cork Airport after Norwegian withdrawal

Ross urged to intervene in plight of Cork Airport after Norwegian withdrawal

Transport minister Shane Ross has been urged to intervene in the plight of Cork Airport after Norwegian Airlines’ decision to discontinue the hub’s only transatlantic service.

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OPINION

Are web platforms the modern public square?

Are web platforms the modern public square?

A fringe messaging board was taken down after the El Paso mass shooting, but if the internet is the modern public square, should everyone have their say, asks $1

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As Hong Kong simmers, Britain fears the China syndrome

London faces a high stakes diplomatic balancing act going forward given its desire to form closer post-Brexit economic ties with Beijing, writes $1

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