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Golfers delight crowds at the Masters by skipping balls across the water The tradition takes place every year ahead of the tournament. Tiger Woods smiles on the driving range at the Masters golf tournament (Matt Slocum/AP) Golfers preparing for the Masters at Augusta took part in a grand tradition by skipping balls across the water on the 16th hole. The practice round was...
Jody Corcoran: Political Notebook   Leo Varadkar greeted Angela Merkel in Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA While Angela Merkel was in Dublin last week, where she offered vague assurances on Brexit, the Border and the still controversial backstop - "where there's a will, there's a way" - her hand-picked successor back home in Germany was more illuminating in a series of carefully chosen...
Football fans encouraged to take farmyard animals to game Geese, pigs, cows and llamas are among the livestock that will be welcome when Austin Bold take on Phoenix Rising in the US. (Lunja/Getty) Football fans in America will have a chance to take their farmyard animals to a match. Austin Bold, who play in the second-tier USL Championship, are holding a Farmer in...
Vatican working on guidelines to report bishops in abuse cases - sources The Vatican (Nick Potts/PA) The Vatican is working on a papal document that would establish procedures for Catholics to report bishops suspected of sexual abuse or negligence in sexual abuse cases, according to two Vatican sources. The document, still in its early stages, would be the second official pronouncement by...
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...
Major row between Flanagan and Carthy as former 'Dragons' entry in race raises stakes ‘Prioritises agriculture’: Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan A major row has erupted between European election rivals Independent MEP Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Matt Carthy of Sinn Féin. It comes as former presidential candidate Peter Casey has entered the race, significantly raising the stakes for the two sitting Midlands-North-West MEPs....
Merkel's hustings snub is sign of 'dispute' with party's new leader Stepping back: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told her party’s new leader that she will not take part in any future political campaigning, even though it is facing key state elections later in the year. Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images Angela Merkel has upset the new leader of her Christian Democratic...
The robot will milk the cow now: Farming's hi-tech future From robots milking cows and self-driving tractors to electricity generated by slurry, it is a brave new world for farmers. How will they adapt to new technology, the demands of climate change and changing public tastes? Kim Bielenberg reports Gillian O'Sullivan Robots are now routinely milking Irish cows, but farmers are pondering...
© Reuters. The U.S. dollar rose on Monday. Investing.com - The U.S. dollar rallied from an earlier low as sterling...
Brexit movers underpin record demand for offices Expansion: An artist’s impression of Facebook’s new Ballsbridge offices. The company also let 16,000 sq m (172,000 sq ft) at Nova Atria South in the first quarter of 2019 Dublin's office market set another new record in the first quarter of this year with occupiers taking 1.4m sq ft (130,000 sq m) which was...

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