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Real lives on the border: 'Imagine our customers needing a passport for a coffee...' The fog - both concerning the weather and Brexit - fails to lift in Clones Jessica and Tori Knight from Liberty Belle, Clones, Co Monaghan. IT IS very foggy in Clones when we visit, an apt if obvious metaphor for the lack of clarity on what the future...
Aid fund to help Irish firms hit by Brexit increased tenfold to 200m euro The cash can be used to offer rescue aid or restructuring support to small and medium-sized businesses impacted by the UK’s exit from the EU. Heather Humphreys described the fund as a safety net (Niall Carson/PA) The EU has approved a ten-fold increase in a state aid fund...
ECB interest rate-setters seek to reassure markets Rates: European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. Photo: REUTERS The European Central Bank (ECB) will hold an interest rate-setting meeting on Thursday when it will likely seek to reassure financial markets while not adding to panic setting in around Europe's sluggish economic performance. Germany, France and Italy are now all flatlining economically, creating concerns...
'No one needs to lose their home' - 14,000 in arrears given hope Stock photo A change in eligibility criteria could see 14,000 homeowners in mortgage arrears qualify for inclusion under the Government's new mortgage-to-rent scheme. It means that nobody should lose their home as a new era dawns with the banks, according to an expert. "Thousands of people in serious arrears have...
Eilis O'Hanlon: 'There is nothing unjust in insisting that life must mean life for murder' Ordinary people are right to be outraged at the prospect of convicted killers being allowed out on parole, writes Eilis O'Hanlon Rachel’s parents Jim and Rose have written to the Parole Board to express their dismay at the prospect of her killer being releasedRachel Callaly, who...
Liam Weeks: 'What's it to be: minority government or Sinn Fein?' Those who yearn for majority government need to ask what form this would take 'If you want stable majority government, and a Fianna Fail/Fine Gael coalition is not on the cards, it may be time to consider that bringing Sinn Fein into Cabinet will soon be a necessity, no longer...
Two killed and six injured as car hits crowd in New Orleans street The police chief said bystanders in the area were the ones who stopped the driver. New Orleans Police examine damaged cars and bicycles on Esplanade Avenue (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune/AP) Two people have been killed and six injured after being struck by a vehicle on a busy New Orleans street...
Letters to the Editor: 'Strong tea is key to a happy life' 'If the tea is strong, he must experience no further doubt' (stock picture) Sir - Dermot Cooke (Letters, Sunday Independent, February 24) gave some welcome and much-needed advice on how to make the perfect cuppa. It reminded me of an essay, entitled Strong Tea, which was written 56 years ago...
Editorial: 'More explanations needed over Facebook and Kenny' Photo: Stock 'There is no point in having an inside track unless you run on it." These words of a wise, battle-hardened but unnamed Irish politician belong to the last century. But they still have resonance about realpolitik and the way of the world. Thus Facebook, arguably the most powerful company in the modern...

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Martin Breheny: 'GAA pays price for squeezing fixtures into time frame with no room to move'   A view of the surface in Walsh Park. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile From summer sun to winter woes in the space of just a few days. Last week's unseasonably good weather would have convinced the GAA's fixture makers that they were getting away with squeezing so much...

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