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Heritage deal: FBD snaps up five-star golf resort for €9m Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co Laois The five-star Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co Laois, has been acquired by FBD Hotels & Resorts for around €9m. The sale of the property - which was handled by John Hughes of CBRE's hotel division - comes just four years on from its previous purchase for...
Geoffrey Cox: Attorney General’s booming voice grabs Twitter’s attention In an important debate on Brexit legal guidance, some had their heads turned by Mr Cox’s theatrical delivery. Attorney General Geoffrey Cox arrives in Downing Street in London for a meeting of the Cabinet (Jonathan Brady/PA) At the start of what’s set to be an intense fortnight in Westminster, you could forgive political...
Gunman reported on US campus 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 Peace University said a gunman was reportedly on his way to the campus. School spokesman Ian Dunne said Raleigh police are on the scene to investigate. William Peace is a small, private...
Stunned Parisians clean up wealthy central district after worst riots since 1968 *Popular 'yellow vest' protests infiltrated by extremists Clean-up at Arc de Triomphe may cause lasting damage - official Workers remove burnt cars from streets, repair boutiques Some Parisians ask if the army should intervene A yellow vest hangs inside a vandalized store front the morning after clashes with...
Ashford out to get lucky after Vikings Wrapped up: the studio is on the lookout for more work after filming for season six of ‘Vikings’ endedSuccess: Ashford Studios owner Joe O’Connell The owners of Ashford Studios in Co Wicklow are hoping that they "can strike it lucky again" after the conclusion of filming of the 'Vikings' series at the studios. New accounts show...
Bitter pill: Glaxo sheds €6.4bn in value after deal for US firm Tesaro GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley, pictured, has bolstered a thin roster of new treatments by agreeing to buy drugmaker Tesaro for $5.1bn (€4.5bn), gaining a foothold in the field of cancer for a price analysts deemed high. After announcing a deal to pay $75 a share...
Michelle Obama wants to ‘offer message of hope’ The former First Lady spoke to author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her autobiography at the Royal Festival Hall. Michelle Obama (left) in conversation with writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (PA) Michelle Obama has said she would like to offer a message of hope during times of political conflict and division in the United States. The former...
Dutch court rejects man's request to be 20 years younger Emile Ratelband wants his official age to be adjusted with his 'emotional age' Photo by Roland Heitink / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUTROLAND HEITINK/AFP/Getty Images Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband says he feels like a 49-year-old but according to Dutch law he is still 69. A Dutch court on Monday rejected...
'We are at breaking point' - teachers to occupy school premises after job losses Leon Vaughan, Eilis Jordan, Della Levanoss. FrontL Daragh McCarthy, Brian Merrill, Lynette Oberholzer Photo: Doug O'ConnorDiego Ramos (25) Priscilla Teles (29) Bruno Miguel (31)Up to 28 staff at Grafton College in Portobello did not receive their wages on FridayStaff outside Grafton College in Dublin today.Grafton College:...
Gas and electricity prices soar over year Stock image Irish wholesale gas and electricity prices have increased by 22pc and 23pc respectively over the past year, according to the latest Naturgy Energy Review and Forecast. They remained strong going into December, despite falls on a monthly basis. "With relatively small storage capacity, a cold winter may see demand increase and storage tanks being...

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