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Why the consumer is king for sheep farmers

Why the consumer is king for sheep farmers The demand from export markets for leaner cuts will present challenges and opportunities for Irish sheep farmers Brendan Joyce, vice president, of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmer's Association on his farm at...

China lawmakers urge easing of family planning curbs as birth rates plunge

China lawmakers urge easing of family planning curbs as birth rates plunge Parliament delegates call on state to "liberate fertility" China facing dwindling workforce, surging health bills Changes could prove too little, too late - experts Parliament delegates call on...

Ethiopian Airlines plane on way to Kenya crashes soon after take-off

Ethiopian Airlines plane on way to Kenya crashes soon after take-off An airline statement said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on the Boeing 737 that crashed. State-owned Ethiopian Airlines is widely considered the best-managed airline in...

Dominos reports ‘steady’ progress in Ireland where the casual dining market is ‘booming’

Dominos reports 'steady' progress in Ireland where the casual dining market is 'booming' Dominos Pizza said its progress in Ireland was "steady" last year, with a much stronger second half compensating for a slow start to the year. During the year...

Cardinal Pell: From Vatican apartment to Australian prison cell

Cardinal Pell: From Vatican apartment to Australian prison cell Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years in prison (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File) For two decades, George Pell was the dominant figure in the Catholic Church in Australia - a...

EU countries ‘have to help themselves’

EU countries 'have to help themselves'    Larry Kudlow (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser has offered sharp criticism of the European Central Bank's revival of stimulus measures to spur the economy. National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow...

Demand for Level 8 Ag Science courses jumps

Demand for Level 8 Ag Science courses jumps University College Dublin The number of students applying for Ag Science Level 8 courses has jumped by 13pc, the latest figures from the CAO show. This year the number of students apply for Level...

Little scope to cut children’s hospital costs, says chairman

Little scope to cut children's hospital costs, says chairman Safety concerns: Fred Barry is worried about risks to builders. Picture: Tom Burke The new chairman of the board overseeing the construction of the National Children's Hospital has cast doubt on there...

Building the perfect portfolio: the 10 timeless rules of investing

Building the perfect portfolio: the 10 timeless rules of investing Investor Alan Greenspan. Photo: Bloomberg We are all vulnerable to the herd mentality. Its why booms become 'boomier' and dips become caverns. In other aspects of our lives having core principles or...

Brace for more delays and air strikes this year

Brace for more delays and air strikes this year Each minute of a delay costs about €100. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Irish holidaymakers need to brace for delays to their flights this summer as Europe wrestles with a shortage of air traffic...

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