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May's Halloween Brexit deal spooks sterling and bonds   Theresa May In the past, news of delays to Brexit have boosted the pound - but an agreement to extend Article 50 talks until October 31, Halloween, pushed the British currency lower against the euro yesterday. Sterling fell 0.2pc to 86.28 pence per euro and British government bonds were also weaker as markets digested...
O'Meara links up with Limerick schools Noel O'Meara The Munster Rugby Development Department have been busy working with schools across the province over the last few months. Most recently, Munster Rugby Coach & Player Development Officer, Noel O'Meara, put Glenstal Abbey's U-14 squad through their paces with the help of coach Noel Davies. O'Meara also worked with the St Munchin's U-18 squad...
'It's a bloody shambles ... but I don't think it will affect us' - Irish people have their say on Brexit It's hitting the headlines everyday - but we took to the streets of Dublin to see if Irish people think they will actually be affected by Brexit. While many are in agreement that UK's departure from the EU will have...
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...
The Floating Voter: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael EU election candidates discuss vote pact Fianna Fail's Barry Andrews Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael candidates running for the European Parliament elections in Dublin have discussed a potential vote pact ahead of polls opening in May. On Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Fianna Fáil candidate Barry Andrews says he would be open to a vote...

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Taylor Swift teases new music with mysterious countdown A ticking clock has appeared on the pop star’s social media hinting towards a release on April 26. Taylor Swift has teased new music with a countdown posted to social media (Ian West/PA) Taylor Swift has hinted fans could be hearing new music in a fortnight as she posted a mysterious countdown to her...
Sea of Thieves sets sail on a different course A year after a bumpy launch, the slapstick pirate sim is back with its biggest update to add new depth in narrative and PvP Sea of Thieves: Fishing for food and fun will also be an option in the new update One of the great joys in Sea of Thieves, Microsoft’s raucous pirate...
Trump weighs in on controversy over congresswoman’s 9/11 comments The US president retweeted a video by Ilhan Omar which was edited to suggest she was dismissive of the World Trade Centre terror attacks. Ilhan Omar (AP) US president Donald Trump has weighed in on the most recent controversy involving Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar, retweeting a video edited to suggest she was dismissive...
Thieves use digger to steal ATM in Co Monaghan The ATM Robbery at AIB in Castleblaney town Pic Steve Humphreys(Stock picture) A CASH machine was stolen in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan earlier this morning. Gardai are investigating after the ATM was removed from the wall with a digger at approximately 3am. The ATM was then loaded onto a trailer, which was towed by a dark...
Letters to the Editor: 'Only the property-owning classes can prosper like this' (Stock picture) When rents are taking a much greater portion of income - some up to 40pc - and deposit interest rates are nearly 200 times lower than house price increases, is not the property market one of the causes of all our economic woes? With house prices doubling in...

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