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Conor Skehan: 'Why governance is key to creating and maintaining a competitive city region' Successful management of Dublin's city transport requires implementing bold, big plans, writes Conor Skehan ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN: Traffic chaos in capital’s city centre An old security guard outside a big busy factory entrance in the US once remarked to me: "Where there's trucks, there's bucks." Seen from an...
Early count gives Social Democratic Party party lead in Finland’s election The election followed a campaign in which concerns about climate change played a central role. Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne with his wife Heta Ravolainen-Rinne (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP) Early returns in Finland’s parliamentary election on Sunday have the centre-left Social Democratic Party in first place, with...
Second club had problems securing FAI prize cash and grants Second club left waiting for prize money and grant payments owed to it by FAI when former chief executive John Delaney gave €100,000 loan to embattled association FAI told Bray Wanderers there were issues with the financial interactions with clubs Dundalk FC also encountered delays accessing funding through the FAI...
Video shows Manchester Airport baggage handler doing press-ups in cargo hold An energised airport employee got some exercise in while waiting for suitcases to arrive. (Andy Lee/PA) An energised baggage handler was spotted doing press-ups between loads while working in the hold of a plane at Manchester Airport. EasyJet passenger Andy Lee took footage of the handler fitting in an exercise routine while...
Modi favourite for biggest vote   India’s prime minister Narendra Modi (Victoria Jones/PA) Indians thronged to vote yesterday at the start of a mammoth general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after campaigning on a plank of national security following hostilities with neighbouring Pakistan. People trekked, rode bicycles and drove tractors to polling stations in the world's biggest democratic...
John Butler: 'Moving a post office might boost profits but cost will be huge for community' Protest: Locals gathered to show their disapproval for the planned move by An Post of the Post Office from Liberty Square in Thurles to a nearby shopping centre. Photo by Eamonn McGee THE recent decision by the management of An Post to close the post...
Serbian vulture flown home after Turkey misadventure The one-year-old female griffon vulture named Dobrila was found near the Syrian border. Griffon vultures are a protected species in Serbia (Andrew Milligan/PA) A vulture which flew hundreds of miles from its home on a Serbian nature reserve has been flown home from Turkey by plane. The one-year-old female griffon vulture named Dobrila from the nature...
Man held in attempted murder probe after incident outside Ukrainian embassy in UK A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was driven at police officers outside the Ukrainian embassy in London. Police fired shots at the scene in Holland Park in the west of the capital after the Ukrainian ambassador’s car was “deliberately rammed” twice...
California prosecutors to seek death penalty in 'Golden State Killer' murders Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who authorities said was identified by DNA evidence as the serial predator dubbed the Golden State Killer, appears at his arraignment in California Superior court in Sacramento, California, U.S., April 27, 2018. Sacramento Bee/Randy Pench/Pool via REUTERS Four California district attorneys have jointly agreed to seek...
Ryanair apology to refugee after refusing to let him on flight Prominent human rights activist had necessary travel documents ‘Denied boarding’: Iyad El-Baghdadi tweeted to his 122,000 followers Ryanair has apologised to a prominent human rights activist after he was stopped from boarding a flight to Dublin. Iyad El-Baghdadi, who became well known for his reports during the 2010 Arab Spring, was denied...

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