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US farmers, still reeling from floods, face new storm The contents of grain silos which burst from flood damage are shown in Fremont County Iowa, U.S., March 29, 2019. Photo taken March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Polansek U.S. farmers, who have spent the last month sifting through damage left by a storm that flooded more than a million acres of crop land,...
'Potentially historic' winter storm to slam central US David Liebhard gets a little help from his son Levi, 4, as the two shovel their driveway Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Appleton, Wis. Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions Monday across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel. (Dan...
Liza Pulman: 'Streisand sent my mum a handwritten letter, saying it was a privilege to meet her' Liza Pulman (49) is a singer, comedienne and part of the comic trio Fascinating Aida. Her mother is an actress, and her father was the well-known screenwriter, Jack Pulman. She lives in Cornwall with her husband, Steve Liza Pulman of Fascinating Aida I love bread....
Galway student Aine named Editor of the Year at Student Media Awards Galway girl: Aine Kenny took the top honour for editors at the Smedias, which are sponsored by the Irish Independent. Photo: Kyran O’Brien Galway student Aine Kenny took home the Irish Independent's highly competitive Editor of the Year award at this year's National Student Media Awards. The 21-year-old journalist from...
New board appointments at Arcadia as restructuring looms Both directors have previous experience with business overhauls. Arcadia Group is the parent company of Topshop (PA) Sir Philip Green has appointed two restructuring specialists to the board of his retail empire, as the Topshop tycoon looks to shake up the business. Arcadia Group, the parent company of Topshop, Burton, Miss Selfridge and a raft...
Ryanair apologises to prominent Human Rights activist after he was stopped boarding flight Stock Image: PA Ryanair has apologised to a prominent human rights activist after he was refused from boarding a flight to Dublin. Iyad El-Baghdadi (40s), who became well known for his reports during the 2010 Arab Spring, was denied boarding at Berlin airport this morning, despite being in possession...
Varadkar negotiates aid package worth millions even if there's no Brexit Taoiseach says many sectors have been hit by growing uncertainty Stars in their eyes: Anti-Brexit protesters outside the UK Houses of Parliament. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar revealed the Government is negotiating a multi-million-euro support package with Brussels for Irish exporters and the agri-food sector even if the UK does...
McCarthy & Stone profits hit by transformation costs Bottom line pre-tax profit decreased 66% to £3.6 million. Profits are down at McCarthy and Stone (PA) Retirement home group McCarthy & Stone saw profits tumble in the first half as it was stung by exceptional costs linked to a strategy shift. The firm said bottom line pre-tax profit decreased 66% to £3.6 million in...
Tommy Conlon: 'Writing on the stonewall for man who played dumb' Delaney joins a rogues' gallery of Irish bigwigs who sacrificed dignity in a brazen bid for survival John Delaney From government cabinets at the top of society, to village committees at the bottom, most of the manoeuvring required to preserve power and influence takes place behind closed doors. If there is mismanagement,...
McNamara scheme gets planning nod Housing: The plans for 110 build-to-rent units are being backed by a company controlled by billionaire Paul Coulson, the CEO of Ardagh A COMPANY linked to Celtic Tiger builder Bernard McNamara has been given the go-ahead for a €40m-plus development on the site of the well-known Swiss Cottage pub in Santry, north Dublin. The plans for 110...

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