Barratt books big rise in annual profits

Barratt books big rise in annual profits The housebuilder hailed an ‘outstanding’ year and said market conditions remain good. Barratt has posted an increase in profits (David Davies/PA) Housebuilder Barratt Developments has posted a hefty rise in...

Young people enjoy being away from their iPhones more than you think

Young people enjoy being away from their iPhones more than you think Tralee man Jimmy O’Donnell has been a member of Tralee Scouts for nearly half a century. He chats to Stephen Fernane about his...

Sterling slide helps FTSE 100 snap losing streak

Sterling slide helps FTSE 100 snap losing streak A disappointing set of manufacturing figures helped drag the British currency down. The pound took another Brexit beating (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Sterling started the week on the back foot on...

Apple’s takeover of Shazam gets green light

Apple’s takeover of Shazam gets green light Regulators have been probing the deal. Apple is taking over Shazam (PA) EU authorities have cleared Apple’s £300 million takeover of UK music recognition app Shazam. The European Commission concluded on...

Sherlock calls for a leap of faith from the NTA

Sherlock calls for a leap of faith from the NTA Deputy Sean Sherlock (Lab) More than 1,500 people have signed an online a petition calling on the National Transport Authority (NTA) to extend the Leap Card...

Sinn Fein looks to develop health service policy in wake of Brexit

Sinn Fein looks to develop health service policy in wake of Brexit Louise O’Reilly TD said that in the context of Brexit, the issue of how health services will be affected is one that keeps...

Government should do more to save bees from extinction, says poll

Government should do more to save bees from extinction, says poll Bees are vital to environment. Photo: Garry O'Neill The Government is not doing enough to protect bees, a new poll has found. Bees contribute €53m to...

Louth hotels asking government not to damage the industry

Louth hotels asking government not to damage the industry Hotel and guesthouse owners in Louth and across the country are calling on the Government to avoid introducing measures in this autumn's budget which could damage...

People of Balbriggan to get say in town’s strategy

People of Balbriggan to get say in town's strategy Cllr Tony Murphy, Cllr Grainne Maguire and Cllr Malachy Quinn united in welcoming investment in the town. Balbriggan councillors have welcomed what they called 'Fingal County Council's...

Tanaiste embarks on two-day visit to Finland, Estonia and Lithuania

Tanaiste embarks on two-day visit to Finland, Estonia and Lithuania Brexit will be high on the agenda as Simon Coveney meets with the foreign ministers of the three nations. Simon Coveney said he will emphasise that...

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