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Colette Browne: 'British politicians have led their people to the cliff edge. Soon, the only option available to them will be to jump' Mark Francois. Photo: Kirsty O’Connor/PA If the current state of British politics were personified, its exemplar would be Tory MP Mark Francois - gobby, cocksure and dense. Once part of the lunatic fringe of the Conservatives, Mr Francois has...
Your Questions: How much can we borrow to allow us buy a bigger home?   Stock photo Q: We are thinking about trading up our family home in Co Limerick to be a little closer to the city. We are not in negative equity and have seen suitable properties for around €250,000. Our house is valued at €191,000. We have a balance...
‘Miracle cat’ Poppy survives 30-minute wash cycle Amazingly the six-month-old kitten suffered no lasting damage from her ordeal. A six-month-old kitten had a “miraculous” escape after surviving a wash cycle. Poppy’s owners, from Launceston in Australia, only discovered she was in the machine some 30 minutes into the cycle after searching the whole house when they realised nobody in the family knew...
Dog undergoes emergency surgery after eating video game Rocco’s owners believed he had eaten a corn on the cob. Undated handout photo issued by PDSA of Rocco the Staffordshire Bull Terrier from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire after he had to have emergency surgery after eating a Nintendo DS cartridge. Photo: PDSA/PA Wire A pet dog had to have lifesaving emergency surgery after devouring...
Brother must pay €245k after setting up rival firm Stock image A man must pay €245,000 to buy out his brother in a dispute over the running of a former drilling company they jointly owned, the High Court ruled. The ruling arose out of a failure to honour an agreement a year ago to settle the dispute between Noel and Leo Hilliard...
Rabbobank sells remaining ACC Bank loans for €800m Rabobank Headquarters Rabobank has agreed the sale of its remaining stock of Irish loans to distressed debt investors Goldman Sachs, CarVal and Cabot for €800m. It is understood the loans are a mix of residential mortgages, farm loans, business debt and consumer credit, and have been sold at a steep discount. The face value...
Amazonian tribe reunited with relatives they thought were dead The reunion helped to ease tensions with a neighbouring tribe in Brazil. Brazil’s agency for indigenous peoples reached members of the Karubo tribe (AP) An isolated Amazonian tribe has been reunited with relatives they thought were dead. Brazil’s agency for indigenous peoples (FUNAI) led the “high risk” mission, which also eased tensions with a...
Student funds free sanitary products on campus using university loan Daisy Wakefield, 22, said she took action after her university failed to cover the cost itself. A woman has spent a portion of her university loan to pay for free sanitary products for students who cannot afford them. Daisy Wakefield, a drawing and print student at the University of the West of...
Analysis: The omens for beef farming aren't good when you focus on the facts rather than emotive debate Subsidies accounted for over 100pc of the profits earned in the past five years on the average beef farm I recently listened to one of our MEPs speaking on the radio about the virtues of sustainable farming and convergence of EU subsidy payments....
John Greene: 'Evasive, vague, non-committal, ambiguous: the FAI board have nowhere left to hide' Donal Conway, the FAI’s president, only seems to have found his voice in the last week Cash is king. So said Pádraig Ó Céidigh last week and he would know. Apart from being a senator, he is a successful businessman. In April 2017, John Delaney was king of...

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