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Drivers on cannabis will not immediately lose licence Motorists caught driving after consuming cannabis will no longer face having their driver's licences immediately revoked in Germany. A federal court in Leipzig ruled that the licensing authority must now first determine whether the marijuana user was fit to drive with a medical evaluation, daily newspaper 'Deutsche Welle' reported. German law stated that a...
John Downing: 'So, is this tea and sympathy - or real no-deal Border answers?'    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and German chancellor Angela Merkel pictured as she arrived in Farmeleigh for Brexit talks with the Taoiseach. Picture; Gerry Mooney First things first to avoid potential misunderstandings. The visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at this vital time in the rolling Brexit mess is...
John Delaney tells friends he will 'step down' from FAI role as speculation mounts over his future Former chief executive John Delaney (centre) and the rest of the FAI board will have to answer to Sport Ireland and the ODCE over funding questions John Delaney has told friends that he will be stepping down from his position as FAI Executive Vice...
Leo Varadkar: 'Ireland being a republic was once the stuff of dreams - we've come so far in 70 years' This Thursday, we should all recognise this hugely significant moment in the development of our nation JOY UNNCONFINED: O’Connell Bridge in Dublin on the night in April 1949 that the Republic of Ireland was declared. Look closely and you can see...
Ivanka promotes the empowerment of women in business on trip to Ethiopia Weaving: White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, left, reacts as she tries her hand at a traditional weaving loom at Moya, a manufacturing centre of textile and traditional crafts, with Moya founder Sara Abera, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: AP/Jacquelyn Martin FAR from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump...
FAI workers should not become 'political football' John Delaney. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile FAI workers should not become a "political football" in the worsening crisis at the association, a union has warned. Siptu said over 50 workers’ livelihoods should not be put at risk after Sport Ireland decided to withhold funding for the organisation. Sport Sector Organiser Denis Hynes wrote to Sport Ireland CEO...
Liza Pulman: 'Streisand sent my mum a handwritten letter, saying it was a privilege to meet her' Liza Pulman (49) is a singer, comedienne and part of the comic trio Fascinating Aida. Her mother is an actress, and her father was the well-known screenwriter, Jack Pulman. She lives in Cornwall with her husband, Steve Liza Pulman of Fascinating Aida I love bread....
Cathal Dennehy: 'There were no winners in Committee Room 4 after eight mind-numbing, spirit-crushing hours' Attending a meeting with the Oireachtas Committee on Sport at Dáil Éireann in Dublin are from left, FAI Interim Chief Executive Rea Walshe, FAI Director of Public Relations and Communications Cathal Dervan, FAI President Donal Conway, FAI Board Member and Honorary Treasurer Eddie Murray, FAI...
Union criticises Asda over plan to increase wages but axe paid breaks The supermarket said the move would simplify terms for hourly paid retail workers. Asda wants employees to forgo paid breaks and work more flexible hours in return for higher base pay (PA) Asda has come under fire from union bosses after proposing changes to employee contracts which will boost pay...
Multi-millionaire bachelor farmer (82) beats assault rap over tug of war for heritage table JJ McCabe, Carnelly House, Clarecastle,Co Clare. (File Pic). Colourful, multi-millionaire bachelor farmer, John Joseph (JJ) McCabe has beaten an assault rap over a tug of war concerning a heritage table. At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan dismissed the charge against the 82-year-old Clarecastle farmer of assaulting 55 year old businessman, John Colleran at Abbey View...

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