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Photos of murdered schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail shown to jury Alesha MacPhail Photo: Facebook Images of a murdered schoolgirl's body lying in woods have been shown to a jury as the trial's first witness gave evidence. Alesha MacPhail, six, was found dead near the house where she was staying on the Isle of Bute last summer. A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for...

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Gannon eyes huge Wexford housing project Developer Gerry Gannon Prolific developer Gerry Gannon is eyeing a large development outside his traditional Dublin heartland, with a huge scheme of 364 apartments and houses in Gorey, Co Wexford. He has entered a consultation with An Bord Pleanála in relation to the project. It's not the first time that the Roscommon-born Mr Gannon has ventured outside...
Strong farmer demand driving early calf sales Stock Image. Lively demand and fine prices are reported in early calf sales, despite growing fears that a combination of restricted lairage capacity and shipping schedules could seriously hit the live export trade this spring. Strong farmer buying has underpinned the trade over the last fortnight, but a marked price divide has opened up between...
Alternatives to milk boom as consumers turn to vegan diet Dairy farmers dismiss threat to Irish milk amid changing habits Photo: Stock Sales of plant-based milks have soared in the last year amid the increasing popularity of vegan diets. New data shows a 40pc increase in the amount of plant-based milk sold in Irish supermarkets in January, when compared to the same period...
Burglar who cut himself breaking into Pizza Hut returned to scene to wash away blood with Pepsi, court hears William Trotter, 37, who appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on February 4 Photo credit: Northumbria Police/PA WireCCTV of William Trotter mopping up blood prior to trying to wash away a trail of blood with a bottle of Pepsi Photo credit: Northumbria...
Chippy announces ‘fish and chips bouquet’ as Valentine’s Day special Simpsons in Gloucestershire will be selling potato ‘roses’ and fish goujon ‘foliage’ on Thursday February 14. A British chip shop has come up with a novel way to combine fried food and romance this Valentine’s Day with a “bouquet” of fish and chips. Simpsons Fish and Chips, which has branches in Cheltenham...
Asia stocks ease on anxiety over trade, growth risks Stock image Asian stocks lost ground on Friday as investors worried about a broadening global economic slowdown, with sentiment not helped by the absence of any positive signs for a resolution in the US-China trade row. Safe-haven government bonds benefited in the face of growing anxiety over the global outlook, with German and...
Letting land supply hits a record low Potato growers paying up to €600/ac and grazing ground trading hands for as high as €350/ac Auctioneers throughout the country have described the supply of letting land as practically non-existent. The supply of letting land has hit a record low and prices have climbed as high as €350/ac for grazing and up to €600/ac for...
The Irish men and women who made this year's Forbes' '30 under 30' list Edel Browne. Pic. Michel Dillon A 21-year-old Galway woman joins five other talented Irish people who have just made the 2019 Forbes' '30 Under 30' Europe list. Edel Browne started working on her Free Feet business at the age of 15 for a BT Young Scientist project competition. She...
Social media falls in love with pups at this year’s Westminster Dog Show Dogs competed in the 143rd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and they’re all winners in Twitter’s eyes. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray) The 143rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show is taking place in Manhattan, New York City, and social media users have fallen in love with the very...

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