3,500 jobs at risk as Airbus ends A380 superjumbo

3,500 jobs at risk as Airbus ends A380 superjumbo

Europe’s Airbus is scrapping production of the A380 superjumbo, with lacklustre sales forcing it to abandon a dream of dominating the skies with a 21st century cruiseliner.

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Thousands who fled New Zealand wildfire able to return home

Thousands who fled New Zealand wildfire able to return home

The forest fire began nearly a week ago on the South Island.

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New cheap classic will be right within your gaming budget

New cheap classic will be right within your gaming budget

Did you hear about the butcher who went global with his pork chops? Capitalist pig!

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Marcelo Bielsa’s Powerpoint press conference: The funniest Twitter reactions

Marcelo Bielsa’s Powerpoint press conference: The funniest Twitter reactions

The Leeds United manager did not resign and admitted spying on all the club’s rivals this season.

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18 artists receive €360,000 in Next Generation bursaries

18 artists receive €360,000 in Next Generation bursaries

The Arts Council has today announced that 18 artists have been awarded Next Generation bursaries.

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Niall Quinn: Investment in sports facilities should be a 'key government commitment'

Niall Quinn: Investment in sports facilities should be a 'key government commitment'

Mr Quinn, who won 92 Irish caps, said that policies should be implemented to encourage the private sector to invest in much-needed sports academies and facilities.

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The people in business taking on new roles at the top

The people in business taking on new roles at the top

People in business who have obtained new roles this week.

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Peter Casey working on project for Newstalk - reports

Peter Casey working on project for Newstalk - reports

Businessman and candidate in October’s presidential election, Peter Casey, is recording a project for Newstalk which will air in the New Year.

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Raven at Toronto Zoo shows off intelligence as it plays with children’s toy

Raven at Toronto Zoo shows off intelligence as it plays with children’s toy

Ravens are remarkably intelligent creatures, as this Toronto Zoo bird proves.

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Irish people among most confident when it comes to our careers

Irish people among most confident when it comes to our careers

Irish people are the most confident in Europe when it comes to our careers, with more than two-thirds of us feeling successful, according to a new study.

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Biles makes history after becoming first woman to win four all-around world titles

Biles makes history after becoming first woman to win four all-around world titles

The American made uncharacteristic errors but still claimed gold in Doha.

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The best tricks people accidentally taught their pets

The best tricks people accidentally taught their pets

These animals have learnt some very bizarre tricks from their owners.

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American college football set to return to Ireland in 2020

American college football set to return to Ireland in 2020

The five-game series will kick off with the Navy scheduled to play Norte Dame in August 2020, at the Aviva Stadium.

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Newcastle’s Whey Aye will be Europe’s tallest observation wheel

Newcastle’s Whey Aye will be Europe’s tallest observation wheel

The planned structure will be nearly 460ft tall – 16ft higher than the London Eye.

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Over 2000 gather at service to honour organ donors and their families

Over 2000 gather at service to honour organ donors and their families

Over 2000 people gathered to honour organ donors and their families at the Irish Kidney Association’s Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving today.

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Silence isn’t golden. It’s a weapon of disempowerment

Silence isn’t golden. It’s a weapon of disempowerment

“Whatever you say, say nothing,” could be the unconscious motto of this frail State.

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Culture legends collide when musician meets comic

Culture legends collide when musician meets comic

The bass player from The Specials has put his spin on classic characters from the ‘Beano’, writes Ed Power.

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Spider-Man goes a little bit batty

Spider-Man goes a little bit batty

Spider-man, Spider-Man, does whatever a bat can. Doesn’t have quite the same ring, does it?

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Readers Blog: Whatever happened to plan for rural Ireland?

Readers Blog: Whatever happened to plan for rural Ireland?

Whatever happened to the Action Plan for Rural Development; namely, “Realising our Potential” which was launched by the Government in January 2017?

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John McCain buried at US Naval Academy

John McCain buried at US Naval Academy

A flyover of military aircraft honoured the former Navy pilot.

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Plans afoot for radio on Cork island

Plans afoot for radio on Cork island

Plans are being finalised to set up the first community radio on a Cork island, and, also for the first time, to live stream the All-Island Football Championships, which will be held there.

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National Heritage Week lessons

National Heritage Week lessons

More than 500,000 people are expected to take part in one or other of the 2,000 events to mark National Heritage Week which begins today.

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Hotelier offers to fund return home of Clare man after viral letter

Hotelier offers to fund return home of Clare man after viral letter

A Co Clare hotelier has offered to fund the return ‘home’ of an 80-year-old Lahinch man who has wondered if there is anyone left in the seaside resort who remembers him.

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Government to invest in Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’

Government to invest in Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’

The Laudato Tree Project, run by the Society of African Missions (SMA), hopes to create a lasting legacy from the Pope’s visit to Ireland.

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‘I’ve a fear for the village when the post office closes’

‘I’ve a fear for the village when the post office closes’

An Post says that, as part of its Post Office Transformation Programme and a €50m investment in the post office network, 161 postmasters have applied for the company’s voluntary retirement package, resulting from the recent ground-breaking agreement with the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU).

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Thousands gather to watch aerobatic shows in Bray and Limerick

Thousands gather to watch aerobatic shows in Bray and Limerick

Thousands of people gathered on Bray Promenade and at the Limerick village of Foynes today to watch aerobatic performances.

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Following the yellow brick road of hard work to the final production of The Wizard of Oz

Following the yellow brick road of hard work to the final production of The Wizard of Oz

As audiences get ready to click their heels together for The Wizard of Oz at Cork Opera House, producer Holly Carey shares her behind the scenes diary with Ciara McDonnell of what it’s really like to bring a production of this magnitude to life.

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Loneliness is contagious – and here's how to beat it

Loneliness is contagious – and here's how to beat it

Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults.

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Archaeologists in Macroom protest 'years of running into walls' on pay issues

Archaeologists in Macroom protest 'years of running into walls' on pay issues

Archaeologists who held a protest rally in relation to pay issues on the Macroom bypass in Co Cork have spoken of their years of frustration at trying to make a living in an industry which disappeared during the recession and reportedly only offers above the minimum wage now.

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Hawaii set to be the first country in the world to ban sunscreens that are bad for the environment

Hawaii set to be the first country in the world to ban sunscreens that are bad for the environment

Here’s why certain products are damaging coral and what to use instead.

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Customers urged to monitor accounts after Ticketmaster cyber attack

Customers urged to monitor accounts after Ticketmaster cyber attack

Security experts have encouraged customers to change their passwords in response to the data breach.

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These 3 simple steps will get your child to listen to you

These 3 simple steps will get your child to listen to you

Yes, it’s actually possible to make kids listen without parents shouting. Lisa Salmon finds out how.

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Young Offenders star refusing to put a gloss on his days as a painter in new play

Young Offenders star refusing to put a gloss on his days as a painter in new play

Having won the hearts of audiences in The Young Offenders, Shane Casey is set to perform in his self-penned play inspired by his time as a tradesman, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Alexa for Hospitality lets guests order room service, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations.

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Doireann Garrihy opens up about bullying, being single and career ambitions

Doireann Garrihy opens up about bullying, being single and career ambitions

Radio presenter and comedian, Doireann Garrihy, stuns on the cover of the July/August Irish Country Magazine, getting candid about her experience of bullying in school, being single and her long-term career ambitions.

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Sweet potato popsicles are now a thing and we’ve got the recipe

Sweet potato popsicles are now a thing and we’ve got the recipe

Everybody nowadays seems to be on some health kick or another.

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WATCH: Irish lads entertain passengers on Ryanair flight

WATCH: Irish lads entertain passengers on Ryanair flight

Twin brothers Neil and Paul Casey, and friend Gavin McCormack were flying home to Dublin from Barcelona on Wednesday night when they decided to cheer up passengers.

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15 things that would be way worse if they were invisible

15 things that would be way worse if they were invisible

From shin height coffee tables to traffic.

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US Olympic skier Bode Miller’s toddler daughter drowns in pool

US Olympic skier Bode Miller’s toddler daughter drowns in pool

The death was under investigation, the Orange County sheriff’s office said.

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Piers Morgan does not approve of Susanna Reid’s off-camera wardrobe

Piers Morgan does not approve of Susanna Reid’s off-camera wardrobe

Reid said she takes a ‘relaxed’ approach when she is not in the studio.

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Tourism Ireland unveils online film to promote Galway International Arts Festival

Tourism Ireland unveils online film to promote Galway International Arts Festival

The new film highlights Galway as a vibrant, energetic city to potential visitors worldwide.

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19-year-old man dies on holidays in Cyprus

19-year-old man dies on holidays in Cyprus

A 19-year-old man has died following an incident in the popular resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus.

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Government restore funding to Olympic Council of Ireland

Government restore funding to Olympic Council of Ireland

Government funding has been restored to the Olympic Council of Ireland.

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Wide-ranging changes to tax code proposed in Finance Bill

The annual Finance Bill has proposed wide-ranging measures to change current tax codes.

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Govt accused of failing to adequately fund rape crisis centres

The Rape Crisis Network has accused the Government of isolating victims of sexual violence by failing to prove adequate funding to rape crisis centres.

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OAP's get €12 increase in pension

An increase in the old age pension is coming into effect today, bringing the weekly state pension to €179.

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€10 rise in A&E charges to come into force at midnight

A €10 rise in the charge for attending accident and emergency departments at Irish hospitals is due to come into force at midnight tonight.

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FF TD urges publicans to freeze drink prices for a year

Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher has called on publicans to freeze the price of drink for a year in response to the Government's decision not to increase excise duty on alcohol in this week's Budget.

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Budget figures highlight rising cost of decentralisation plan

The cost of the Government’s decentralisation programme has reportedly escalated sharply, with the Office of Public Works set to spent €900m on new offices for civil servants over the next four years.

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Cowen urged to do more for neediest

The Government should use the super-healthy Exchequer funds to splash out €1.5bn extra a year on social spending, it was claimed today.

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We'll get tough on tax dodgers, says 'socialist' Ahern

The game is up for rich people using loopholes to avoid paying income tax, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said today.

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