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Letters: 'So-called progress is causing the death of our rural communities – but they can still be saved; Decline: Towns such as Mountrath are now shadows of their once-glorious selves PHOTO: [email protected] I read with great interest your report ‘Stopping the rot: Small-town Ireland must fight to thrive’ (Irish Independent, November 30). I come from one of those small towns. Mountrath is...
G20 enters final day with work to be done on bridging divisions Climate change, migration, Russia’s clash with Ukraine, Jamal Khashoggi’s killing and the US trade war with China are simmering in the background. G20 leaders and their partners pose for a group photo prior to a gala dinner (G20 Press Office/AP) The G20 summit has entered its crucial second and final...
McCarthy the smiling assassin has revenge on his mind Ireland boss admits 'every loss rankles' as he plots course to overcome all too familiar foes Reunion on the horizon: Ireland manager Mick McCarthy will go up against Switzerland and Denmark in a bid to qualify for Euro 2020. Photo: Brendan Moran / UEFA via Sportsfile He avoided the Group of Death and...
Thousands join protest in Dublin over housing crisis Housing Department figures for October show there are 9,724 homeless, a rise of 26 people. People taking part in the National housing demonstration in Dublin. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Dublin in the latest campaign to highlight Ireland’s housing crisis. The protest was organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition,...
'We can't say things are OK, 3,725 kids will spend Christmas in emergency accommodation' - up to 15,000 join housing protest Thousands attend the Home For All rally on Dame Street Photo: Tony GavinThousands attend the Home For All rally on Dame Street Photo: Tony GavinThousands attend the Home For All rally on Dame Street Photo: Tony GavinThousands attend the Home For All...
Pandora profit warning lifts the lid on investor concerns   Listed in Copenhagen, Pandora designs, manufactures and markets more than 600 types of contemporary jewellery. Photo: John Parra/Getty Images for Pandora There was a thesis written a couple of years ago that asked what would have happened if the Danes had won at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014? Would Irish history have...
G20 leaders make trade agreement Applause rose up in the hall on Saturday as the leaders signed off on a final statement at the end of a two-day summit. The non-binding agreement was reached after difficult all-night talks by diplomats (G20 Argentina/PA) Leaders of the Group of 20 have agreed to fix the world trading system — but only 19 of them...
G20 Summit: Leaders agree to fix world trading system as US reiterates decision not to support Paris climate accord G20 leaders and their partners pose for a group photo prior to a gala dinner (G20 Press Office/AP)Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the G20. Photo: APUS President Donald Trump listens to Germany’s...
Jailed Conlon under investigation over €3.8m charity cash Businessman Peter Conlon. Photo: Fergal Phillips/Sunday Times An Irish businessman who is serving a jail sentence in Switzerland after being convicted of embezzlement, remains under investigation here by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE). One-time Entrepreneur of the Year Peter Conlon pleaded guilty at a court in Zurich last week to...
'Revenge is not my strong suit' - Mexico gets first leftist leader in over 70 years Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (with presidential sash) gestures during his inauguration ceremony at Congress, in Mexico City REUTERS/Henry Romero TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office as Mexico's first leftist president in over 70 years, marking...

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