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Paddy Agnew: 'Cardinal sins: sex, scandal and the fall of a church giant' Cardinal George Pell has been brought down by the courts - and his enemies in the Vatican SARCASM: Marchers in yesterday’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney make their feelings felt about Cardinal Pell. Photo: Getty So, who actually contributed most to the dramatic downfall of Cardinal...
Airport's role as transatlantic hub 'can be enhanced' Potential: IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says there is scope to improve There remains "significant scope" to enhance Dublin Airport's position as a transatlantic hub, according to IAG CEO Willie Walsh. IAG, which owns Aer Lingus, has been using the Irish carrier to capture more traffic across the Atlantic, adding a number of routes...
John Daly: 'Still held in awe by Kelly's timeless tales'    Photo: PA I stayed up all night to watch the Oscars last week, a notion that proved as ambitious as it was foolhardy. Maybe it's the lack of characters like Jack Nicholson or prevalence of gushiness over eloquence in the speeches, but this so-called 'night of a thousand stars' is becoming...
Regional hotels 'face UK exit, VAT challenges'   (stock photo) Regional hotels are facing "serious challenges" despite record numbers of tourists last year, according to lobby group the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF). Among the challenges facing hotels are Brexit and the controversial hospitality sector Vat hike in the last Budget. Last year, there was around 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland,...
Algeria’s president announces bid for fifth term amid protests Abdelaziz Bouteflika has pledged to organise a public referendum on a new constitution and to call an early election in which he will not run. Demonstrators march with Algerian national flags during a protest to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term (Fateh Guidoum/AP) Algeria’s ailing president has said if he...
Share watch: Emerging markets hold key to keeping the fizz in Heineken   Heineken Lager Beer is the flagship product of Heineken. Photo: Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Things got very heady in the beer world a couple of years ago. Global market leader ABinBev acquired its rival SAB/Miller (then the No2 in the world) in a deal worth a staggering...
Mark English wins brilliant 800m bronze at European Indoor Championships Mark English of Ireland celebrates after winning a bronze medal during the Men's 800m finals during day three of the European Indoor Athletics Championships at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile3 March 2019; Mark English of Ireland on his way to winning a bronze medal during the...
Public sector 'benefits the most' from tax reliefs on pensions Stock imagePensions apartheid: Leading actuary Tony Gilhawley Public servants are the biggest beneficiaries of the tax reliefs on pension contributions, a new report has found. This means that any move to reduce the tax reliefs will hit Government workers hard, prompting them to seek higher pay. The paper, by leading pensions actuaries Tony...

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