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Hard-pressed consumers already struggling with a myriad of bills are to be hit with hikes of up to 12% in the cost of their insurance as premiums continue to spiral even higher .
Phil Hogan’s handling of Irish Water has been strongly criticised by a Labour minister who attacked the former Fine Gael minister for “threatening people” over the charges.
Elsewhere, There is an “alarming” lack of knowledge about obesity in this country , according to research from the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP).
In Cork, two of the country’s leading developers have warned that a merger of Cork city and county councils could cost jobs and investment and be “hugely damaging” for the future of the city. Owen O’Callaghan of O’Callaghan Properties, and John Cleary of JCD, issued the stark warning as the Cork Local Government Review (CLGR) group, reviewing the case for a council merger or the first extension of the city boundary in 50 years, prepares to report to Government next month.
In sport, Both Arsenal and Liverpool enjoyed a half of dominance at the Emirates Stadium but neither side could find a winning goal to take the three points.l.
While in GAA, president Aogán Ó Fearghail says The Sunday Game has become “predictable” and “tiresome” in its negativity.Ó Fearghail also defended Tyrone’s sense of grievance with how they have been portrayed in some quarters, such as The Sunday Game .
The doom and gloom predictions of increasing battles around the world over water are a myth, with only a handful of disagreements over shared waters leading to armed conflict, an expert said .
South Korea says it has agreed to halt propaganda broadcasts after North Korea expressed regret over a recent land mine blast that maimed two South Korean troops..
Last year we shelled out €900m to provide residential services for 8,000 people with an intellectual disability, writes Fergus Finlay He says dignity in disability is priceless but this waste of money is a scandal .
Why in the name of all that is good and holy would you break up with someone on a plane- especially one that has been delayed..
The X Factor viewers are to be given even more power this year – choosing for the first time which category the judges will mentor..
Crosshaven’s sixth annual Redhead Convention finished in high spirits with music from red-headed performers, the launch of a book on the history of redheads, plus flowing red locks aplenty.
Grand Theft Auto V players on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One will be able to craft videos using the Rockstar Editor from next month.
In moviesnews, Ash vs Evil Dead is an actual TV series which follows on from the amazing movies and the latest trailer is here! [We. Are. Most. Excited]
While in the tech world The Google Nexus brand of smartphones seemed like it had gone away after the Nexus 6 but leaks are suggesting its back, and bigger than ever.
Just months after being launched, UTV’s Irish television station could be offloaded along with the rest of the group’s TV assets. Shares in UTV Media yesterday climbed almost 8.5% to 172p as it confirmed it is in talks to sell its television stations.
World stock markets plunged yesterday, as a near 9% dive in China shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major commodities sent investors rushing for the exit. The Dow Jones fell over 1,000 points as Wall Street opened, and the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index slid more than 2.5%, a drop that puts it nearly 10% below its record high.
Whether you’re a fan of America’s Next Top Model or not, you’re probably well aware of Winnie Harlow by now. Winnie has made no secret of the struggles she faced during her childhood as she came to grips with the her skin condition, vitiligo. .
Some torrent websites are banning Windows 10 users over fears that the operating system is sending identifying information back to Microsoft .
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