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Chevron leaps to 'ultramajor' oil status with deal Exploration The deal is the biggest takeover in the oil and gas industry since Shell's £47bn purchase of BG Group in 2015, according to Bloomberg data. Stock Image Chevron has agreed to buy Anadarko Petroleum in a $33bn (€29.1bn) deal that adds US shale oil and African liquefied natural gas and puts it in...
Labour MP defends comparing Brexiteers to Nazis    David Lammy (David Mirzoeff/PA) Prominent Labour MP David Lammy has defended comparing some Tory Brexiteers to Nazis. The high-profile campaigner for a new Brexit referendum hit out at members of the European Research Group (ERG) of Tory MPs who have urged UK Prime Minister Theresa May to take a tougher stance on EU withdrawal. Mr Lammy...
Moran's son and brother to face off in local elections OPW Minister Kevin 'Boxer' Moran. Photo: Tom Burke OPW Minister Kevin 'Boxer' Moran has assembled a local election ticket that includes his 20-year-old son Jamie. But he faces unexpected opposition from Mr Moran's brother, Tony, who plans to run for Renua. The battle of Athlone looks set to be one of the...
Mike Ashley weighs in with desperate rescue offer for Debenhams Bid: Mike Ashley has been repeatedly rebuffed in attempts to become CEO of Debenhams. Photo: Getty Images Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has made a revised £200m (€232m) rescue offer for Debenhams, delaying the department store's likely administration. The offer involves underwriting a rights issue which would see existing investors buying newly issued...
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,...

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Safe-haven Euro zone bonds dented by Brexit but buffered by ECB (Stock image) Germany's 10-year bond yield edged up on Thursday as a no-deal Brexit was avoided for now but held firmly below zero percent thanks to a signal from the European Central Bank that it will do all it can to fight low economic growth and inflation. European Union leaders early...
'Turning to Corbyn is a grace error' - UK minister quits as prospect of 'softer' Brexit looms Nigel Adams has resigned, telling Theresa May she risks "simultaneously failing" to deliver the Brexit people voted for and prevent "the calamity of a Corbyn government" Photo credit: Chris McAndrew/UK Parliament/PA Wire THERESA May has been hit by a ministerial resignation as she prepares to...
Catherine O'Mahony: 'Berliners may have the answer to our housing crisis - nationalise the big corporate landlords' 'Rental prices have doubled in Berlin in the past decade.' (stock photo) What would happen if one of the campaigners who have been taking to Berlin's streets to protest about rent rises came to Dublin to see how the Irish renters manage? I am not...
Bairbre Power... Out and about   Cliodhna Prendergast and Imen McDonnell. Photo: Dora KazmierakPharmacist Laura Dowling (left), pictured with Denise Cantwell, Avène Territory Manager. Photo: Leon FarrellThe Seedlip teamBreege O'Donoghue and Mary Lambkin at the UCD Business Alumni Awards. Photo: Kieran Harnett I've always said there is nothing like having your dinner served up to you and when it comes from the...
27,000 turn out for Sean Cox as he meets Kenny Dalglish and Mick McCarthy at Aviva 12 April 2019; Sean Cox and family members with Kenny Daglish and Ian Rush in attendance prior to the Sean Cox Fundraiser match between the Republic of Ireland XI and Liverpool FC Legends at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/SportsfileLiverpool fans...

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