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Richard Curran: 'Naughten cleared but potholes remain on road to rural broadband' Former Communications Minister Denis Naughten said he was not privy to sensitive information Broadband should be coming to a rural home near you. Just not any time soon. Peter Smyth's report published last week found that former Communications Minister Denis Naughten had not sought to influence the procurement process...
Man at centre of Nobel scandal is convicted of second rape Jean-Claude Arnault, who is married to a former member of the Swedish Academy, has been given a sentence of two and a half years. Jean-Claude Arnault, centre, is escorted from court at a previous hearing (Jonas Ekstrome/AP) A man at the centre of a scandal that has engulfed the body that...
Lock him up! Donald Trump urges ‘full and complete’ jail term for Michael Cohen The president’s former lawyer will be sentenced on December 12. Michael Cohen walks out of federal court (Julie Jacobson/AP) President Donald Trump has called for a “full and complete” sentence for his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen. Mr Trump made his views clear in a tweet on Monday. The president said:...
Echoes of bust to be heard in boom We live in a society, not an economy, the argument goes. A fuller truth, however, is that a modern society needs an economy to prosper and a modern economy needs a stable society to function. In the decade during which the economy failed, society suffered greatly through the implementation of harsh austerity....
Q&A: What are the British PM's chances of winning battle in Westminster?    Palace of Westminster. Photo: PA Q. So, what is the latest row about? A. Opposition MPs, supported by the DUP, who are supposed to be backing Theresa May's government, insist the attorney general's legal assessment of the EU-UK draft deal must be published in full. The government says it can only...

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Oil surges most in five months Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) OIL surged the most in more than five months as Saudi Arabia and Russia extended a cooperation pact and US-China trade tensions cooled. Unprecedented supply cuts in Canada also drove prices higher. Futures in New York advanced almost 6pc on Monday, bouncing back from the...
Michelle Obama ‘inspired’ by pupils as she visits London school The former US first lady is on a book tour. Michelle Obama (Stefan Rousseau/PA) Former US first lady Michelle Obama said she has been “moved, touched and inspired” by London schoolgirls as she returned to a secondary school in the capital that she first visited in 2009. Mrs Obama paid another visit to...
Ukrainian police search homes and churches of Russian Orthodox priests It comes amid moves to create an independent Ukrainian church. The 1000-year old Monastery of Caves in Kiev, Ukraine (Efrem Lukatsky/AP) Ukrainian police have searched the homes of Russian Orthodox priests and Russian Orthodox churches in several cities, stepping up pressure as Kiev pushes for the creation of an independent Ukrainian church. The...
Possible gunman reported at US university In a tweet, William Peace University said a gunman was reportedly on his way to the campus. The university tweeted it had received reports of a possible gunman on campus (Peter Byrne/PA) A university in North Carolina says a possible gunman has been reported on campus and is telling people to take shelter. In a tweet, William...

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Thousands march in housing protest Thousands protested on Dublin in a demonstration organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition- a collective that includes unions and homeless support groups calling for better housing conditions. It took place days after the Housing Department released its homeless figures for October, which now stand at 9,724, an increase of 26 people. Protesters gathered at the...

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