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Paschal Donohoe: ‘Managing costs key to Project Ireland 2040’

Paschal Donohoe: 'Managing costs key to Project Ireland 2040' Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Steve Humphreys They say a week is a long time in politics. And some weeks are longer than others. Quite rightly, this newspaper and other outlets have focused in recent days on what is a substantial cost overrun in the National Children's Hospital. Last Tuesday I sought and...

Blenheim Forge a cut above after near-£30,000 knife sale to Gordon Ramsay

Blenheim Forge a cut above after near-£30,000 knife sale to Gordon Ramsay The UK bladesmith is set to ramp up production by up to 50% this year to meet growing demand. British bladesmith Blenheim Forge has secured the edge over rivals after striking a near £30,000 sale of gourmet knives to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and celebrating its best ever Christmas. British...

Editorial: ‘Martin’s FF critics need to face reality’

Editorial: 'Martin's FF critics need to face reality' Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin. Photo: Colin O'Riordan The Fianna Fail leader, Micheal Martin, has said that his party has been criticised on an "almost daily basis" for extending the confidence and supply deal which supports the Fine Gael-led minority government. It must be said that much of the criticism has come from within...

Drinks giant Bacardi has revealed it is stockpiling booze ahead of Brexit

Drinks giant Bacardi has revealed it is stockpiling booze ahead of Brexit Bacardi said it would keep its British distilleries regardless of the outcome of Brexit (Bacardi) Drinks giant Bacardi has revealed it is stockpiling booze ahead of Brexit, but dismissed the UK's impending divorce as "not even a blip on the horizon" in the firm's 157-year history. Amanda Almond, Bacardi's managing...

Eilis O’Hanlon: ‘FG is happy to provide heads for the chop as long as it’s not any of its own’

Eilis O'Hanlon: 'FG is happy to provide heads for the chop as long as it's not any of its own' Ministers insist Simon Harris shouldn't take the blame for the NCH debacle, while happily pointing the finger at all and sundry, writes Eilis O'Hanlon Simon Harris Ministerial careers are not that long. Before he became Taoiseach at the age of 60, Enda...

David G Quinn: ‘IRFU is a shining example of how this island we call home can succeed’

David G Quinn: 'IRFU is a shining example of how this island we call home can succeed' The rugby body's structure offers the ideal template for a prosperous land free from bitterness and division, says David G Quinn 'Like in the IRFU, people born outside the island of Ireland will be welcome on board to play their part too.' Photo: Sportsfile It...

Ministers aim to deliver 47,000 graduates with high level ICT skills by 2022

Ministers aim to deliver 47,000 graduates with high level ICT skills by 2022 The ambitious targets in the plan will increase the total number of graduates with high-level ICT skills by more than 5,000 every year by 2022. Minister for Education in the Republic of Ireland Joe McHugh speaking at ‘Beyond Brexit – The Future of Ireland’ an event focusing on...

Willie Kealy: ‘We’d be foolish not to make the most of Bertie’s rare talent’

Willie Kealy: 'We'd be foolish not to make the most of Bertie's rare talent' The former Taoiseach was in sparkling form last week, appearing before a Brexit committee at the House of Commons, says Willie Kealy Common sense: Bertie Ahern. Photo: PA I met Geraldine Kennedy recently, who frequently performs the role of talking head on the airwaves, and I complimented her...

Bank of Ireland warns customers who have contacted them online of scam calls and emails

Bank of Ireland warns customers who have contacted them online of scam calls and emails STOCK IMAGE Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Bank of Ireland customers have been urged to be wary of the latest bout of scam calls and emails. Posting a warning on social media, the bank warned its customers of receiving any correspondence which claims to be from the bank.  "We're...

Liam Weeks: ‘Are we really united about our lost fourth green field?’

Liam Weeks: 'Are we really united about our lost fourth green field?' Some people think a united Ireland could be an answer to the Brexit impasse - but a close look at hard realities suggests otherwise, writes Liam Weeks Impasse: Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen speaking on Friday at the European Economic and Social Committee conference at Queen’s University in Belfast. Photo:...

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