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'You were our whole world' - family's birthday tribute to murdered Irish dad Jason Corbett Jason CorbettMy Brother Jason by Tracey Corbett-Lynch and Ralph Riegel, published by Gill Books THE family of an Irish father of two brutally murdered by his American wife and father-in-law have paid a moving birthday tribute to him - and vowed they will continue to defend...
Newborn baby rescued from storm drain in South Africa Police are investigating why the baby girl was ‘dumped’ in the drain in Durban. The baby girl in hospital (AP) Rescue workers in South Africa have pulled a newborn baby from a storm drain in a four-hour operation that ended with whoops and cheers from onlookers. Rescue Care Paramedics, one of the groups that...
Charlie Weston: 'Interest now seems unlikely to rise - but it won't be coming down, either' 'Anaemic economic growth across Europe is the reason why ECB rates won’t rise for a while.' Photo: REUTERS Mortgage holders and those planning to buy a home might be forgiven for worrying that home-loan interest rates were about to start going up. Last week's move by...
China upbeat on prospects of new US trade deal Hopeful: White House senior counsellor Kellyanne Conway China struck an upbeat note yesterday as trade talks resumed with the United States, but also expressed anger at a US Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea, casting a shadow over the prospect for improved Beijing-Washington ties. White House senior counsellor Kellyanne Conway also...
Watch: As Trump's Ag advisor buys the world's most expensive bull US President Donald Trump with Charles Herbster. Donald Trump's main agricultural advisor spent what is thought to be a record breaking $1.5m on an Angus bull in recent days. Charles Herbster, who owns Herbster Angus, bought the bull at the Schaff Angus Valley Angus sale this weekend, for what is a...
Newborn baby pulled from storm drain after people heard crying The baby was pulled out of a storm drain (Garrith Jamieson and South African Police Service) A newborn baby has been pulled out of a storm drain after a dramatic three-hour rescue operation. Emergency services were called after the cries were heard coming from a manhole by residents in Newlands East, near...
Editorial: 'Ill wind of low growth blows good for mortgages' Mortgage holders will get a reprieve as interest rates won’t be hiked this year and probably won’t be increased through next year either. Stock image It's an ill wind that blows no one any good. The EU has cut growth forecasts for the eurozone with the threat of a no-deal, crash-out Brexit...
5 ways to reduce carbon emissions on your farm Although agricultural green-house gases (GHGs) are difficult to reduce, it is not impossible and can done by improving efficiencies on farms, according to a recent report by Teagasc. Using their DairyCarbon Navigator, dairy farmers can reduce their farming emissions while also keeping a few extra pounds in their pocket. The DairyCarbon Navigator focuses...
Tui sees losses more than double after heatwave hit The group reported underlying losses widening to 83.6 million euros (£73.3 million) for the three months to December 31. The group said summer 2019 bookings were ‘broadly’ in line with a year earlier (Jonathan Brady/PA) Holiday giant Tui has blamed last year’s “unusually long and hot summer” and the weak pound as first-quarter...
Children's hospital saga: Harris apologises in Dáil as he gives 'personal explanation' on response to costs question Health Minister Simon Harris. Photo: Steve HumphreysHealth Minister Simon Harris is under pressure over the rising costs of the hospital (Niall Carson/PA Wire) HEALTH Minister Simon Harris has apologised to the Dáil for not answering questions on the cost of the National Children’s Hospital...

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