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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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George HW Bush mourned at Washington ceremony The remains of the 41st president of the United States took their place in the Capitol Rotunda for three days of mourning. George W Bush walks past the flag draped casket of former US president George HW Bush (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool) Washington has embraced George HW Bush in death with a solemn ceremony and...
Shell agrees to set short-term caps on carbon emissions The decision was announced after pressure from institutional investors. Shell investors say urgency is needed to fight climate change (Anna Gowthorpe/PA) Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to set short-term goals for reducing carbon emissions that will be linked to executive pay. The decision was announced after pressure from institutional investors, who said...
George HW Bush returns to Washington to lie in state The former US president will lie alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukaemia in 1953 age three. The flag-draped casket of former US president George HW Bush is carried to a hearse (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) George HW Bush has returned to Washington...

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Letters to the Editor: 'Groucho knew the gift of reading would last long beyond Christmas' Man’s best friend: American comic genius Groucho Marx reads ‘Principals of Education’ during a break in the filming of ‘Duck Soup’. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Groucho Marx, master of quick wit and caustic quip, said: "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend;...
Fashion trade: Ted Baker shares plunge on CEO 'hugs' investigation People shelter under umbrellas as they pass a Ted Baker a store in London. Photo: Reuters Shares in British fashion designer and retailer Ted Baker slumped as much as 15pc yesterday as the company said it was investigating an employee petition demanding CEO Ray Kelvin stop hugging them. It said it had...
UEFA chief to back British-Irish World Cup bid UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has indicated that European football's rulers will throw their weight behind the British-Irish bid to host the 2030 World Cup finals. The concept of a cross-continental bid involving Spain, Portugal and Morocco has been floated but Ceferin said he would not back...
All-clear after possible gunman reported at US university William Peace University had issued a call for people to take shelter on campus. The university tweeted it had received reports of a possible gunman on campus (Peter Byrne/PA) The president of a US university says police have determined there was no threat posed to students after it went on alert earlier in the...
Hundreds of regional jobs to be created as €30m allocated to 'food hubs' Business Minister Heather Humphreys. Photo: Steve Humphries A selection of 'food zones' are the big winners from the allocation of €30m in new funding for regional employers. Business Minister Heather Humphreys will today reveal the recipients of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund. It provides money to enterprises involved in food,...
David Chance: 'Don't expect peace from Trump's 'incredible deal' with China'   President Donald Trump (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) President Donald Trump and the White House have prior form on trade deals with China. And given Mr Trump's obsession with stock markets, you could be forgiven for assuming all he cared about was Monday's market rally. Over dinner at the weekend, President Xi Jinping...

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