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Colm McCarthy: 'There must be financial prudence with the planning of major public projects' Three recent debacles in major capital projects show the need for care before making political commitments 'Depending on whose estimates of ultimate cost are to be believed, the NCH cost appears to have at least doubled, or possibly trebled, since the project was approved less than four...
Police called to check on welfare of carboard cutout of man A cutout of millionaire and inventor Mike Lindell which alarmed a resident in the northern US state of Minnesota Photo credit: Jordan Police Department/PA Wire Police in the snowy northern US state of Minnesota received a surprise on Thursday when they were called to check on the welfare of a cardboard...
Letters to the Editor: 'Passion will liberate our players to conquer France' 'Rugby is psychological warfare. Do not underestimate its effect, not only on the Irish team but also on the Irish nation' Photo: Reuters The commentators behave like lemmings: running headlong into a sea of oblivion because of some poor performances by the Irish rugby team. This is fixable: revert to...
Mark English wins brilliant 800m bronze at European Indoor Championships Mark English of Ireland celebrates after winning a bronze medal during the Men's 800m finals during day three of the European Indoor Athletics Championships at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile3 March 2019; Mark English of Ireland on his way to winning a bronze medal during the...
Colm O'Rourke: 'I'm a school principal - but even I can't converse in Irish' A Russian lecturer appointed to promote the Irish language in Kerry faces an uphill task, writes Colm O'Rourke IT’S A TOUGH TASK: Russian gaeilgeoir Victor Bayda When I heard last week that a Russian, Victor Bayda, had been appointed as the Irish language planning officer by Udaras na...
Memorial for synagogue destroyed by Nazis vandalised The memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, is pictured after it was vandalised (Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP)FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images A memorial stone marking the site of a former synagogue destroyed by the Nazis has been vandalised in Strasbourg. Officials said the...
Paul McNeive: 'Retail rebalancing act still has some way to go' The right moves Paul McNeive Traditional bricks-and-mortar retailing is continuing to take a hammering worldwide, and my instinct is that we are nowhere near the bottom yet. The main reason is the huge ongoing shift to online retailing, but there are other factors too. The problem seems to have visibly worsened over...
Patricia King: 'New legislation will protect workers and tackle the scourge of zero-hour contracts'   Work-life balance: Smartphone technology has blurred the lines between home and work life. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg The regulation of working hours is one of the trade union movement's earliest and most far-reaching achievements. Borne out of the long hours toiled by workers, including children, in the factories and...
Paddy Agnew: 'Cardinal sins: sex, scandal and the fall of a church giant' Cardinal George Pell has been brought down by the courts - and his enemies in the Vatican SARCASM: Marchers in yesterday’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney make their feelings felt about Cardinal Pell. Photo: Getty So, who actually contributed most to the dramatic downfall of Cardinal...
More than 50 people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria Fire is seen from a pipeline explosion in Nembe, Nigeria (AP Photo) More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, local officials say. The Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman, Chief Nengi James-Eriworio, said that the blast caused a massive oil spillage in the...

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