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New LVA survey highlights two tier tourism and hospitality outlook

A new survey published today shows further evidence of a growing two-tier outlook in the tourism and hospitality industries between Dublin and the rest of the country.  

Two out of every three Dublin pubs expect to see their business grow in 2019, the new survey from the Licensed ...

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Team Sky takeover 'ideal' says Bradley Wiggins

A takeover of Team Sky by Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe would be an "ideal situation" for key man Dave Brailsford, according to Bradley Wiggins.

Reports have suggested Ratcliffe, the founder and chairman of the Ineos chemicals company who has a £21billion fortune, ...

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Tokyo 2020 bid and Japan Olympic Committee chief to step down amid corruption probe

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation for suspected corruption, said on Tuesday he will step down from his position when his term ends in June and resign from the International Olympic Committee.

French prosecutors have questioned Takeda in ...

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UK ministers will press on with May's Brexit deal, says Barclay

UK's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signalled that ministers will continue to press on with Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal despite the Commons Speaker's bombshell intervention.

John Bercow provoked uproar at Westminster yesterday when he ruled that the ...

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Sam Smith: 'I'm not male or female, I think I float somewhere in between'

The singer Sam Smith has come out as non-binary in an interview with actress Jameela Jamil, saying he doesn't identify as male or female, but "somewhere in between".

Many non-binary people don't identify as male or female and use the pronouns they or them instead of he or ...

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Cookstown: How a town woke to unimaginable tragedy

IT should have been a relaxing holiday after a fun-filled St Patrick's weekend, but the people of Cookstown were instead waking yesterday to an unimaginable tragedy.

The Greenvale Hotel, on the outskirts of the town, is a popular nightspot for young people and the scene of countless ...

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Nationwide pledges to keep branches open for at least two years

NATIONWIDE Building Society has pledged to retain a branch in any UK town or city, where it currently has a presence for at least two years.

The firm, which has around 650 branches, said this will apply until May 2021 whether there are rival banks and building societies situated there or ...

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Úna Monaghan: Electroacoustic experiments on the harp

A strong grounding in music from her family and a lifelong love of science. Both were formative influences on harpist Úna Monaghan, the recipient of the National Concert Hall and Arts Council’s inaugural Liam O’Flynn Award.

Piper Liam O’Flynn’s passing last year was an ...

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At 7ft 6in tall, why are NBA teams reluctant to sign Tacko Fall?

You could be forgiven for thinking this year’s NCAA Tournament, the culmination of the college basketball season, is all about Zion Williamson and his Duke teammates. Williamson is the most gifted player to step on a collegiate court in years – the sure-fire No1 overall pick in the upcoming ...

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Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

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The Institute of Physics is launching a bursary scheme to help female and ...

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'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role

FABIO CANNAVARO’S FIRST task as China coach may be to win over a sceptical public after his appointment was met with criticism and even anger.

Former players and state media questioned the credentials of the 2006 World Cup winner and world player of the year, who is yet to claim a major ...

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'My Mayo days are done,' says Staunton as decision to be made on AFLW future

CORA STAUNTON HAS well and truly closed the door on a return to the Mayo set-up and ruled out an inter-county comeback, as a decision on her AFLW future looms.

The four-time All-Ireland champion had previously conceded that she was unlikely to return for a remarkable 25th senior season, ...

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Ask an expert: What can I do to help cope with sudden bereavement?

There’s no ‘right’ way to grieve – but you can take steps to help make the process more manageable, says life coach Carole Ann Rice. By Liz Connor.

While death is a part of life that will impact us all at some point, dealing with the sudden or unexpected loss of a loved one can be ...

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From celery juice to skincare and taking her baby to work, Miranda Kerr shares her morning routine

The model-turned-beauty CEO talks Katie Wright through a typical morning, which starts at 5.30am.

While celebrity make-up collections are ten a penny these days, there aren’t many beauty brands fronted by a famous face who is also the business owner.

But then Kora Organics ...

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Francis Rossi: ‘Think about my legacy? That would be far too pompous’

Status Quo’s Francis Rossi has a frank chat with Luke Rix-Standing – trashing the so-called rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and ‘fessing up to his own antics.

The truth of the title of Francis Rossi’s autobiography, I Talk Too Much, seems entirely subjective. He talks just the ...

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Tempted to renovate your home? TV’s Kunle Barker shares 4 top tips for getting started

The Renovate Don’t Relocate regular imparts some insider wisdom for tackling a big project. By Luke Rix-Standing.

Current weather patterns might be trying to trick us into thinking otherwise, but it is now officially spring – so what better time to cultivate your own little ...

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NBA review: Denver Nuggets secure play-off place; Utah Jazz win fourth game in a row

The Denver Nuggets secured a play-off berth for the first time in six years after a 114-105 win against the Boston Celtics.

Nikola Jokic top-scored for the Nuggets with 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as his side used a big fourth quarter to clinch their fourth win in a row.

Denver ...

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Third person arrested over deadly Utrecht tram shooting

A third person has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the tram shooting in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and five injured, Dutch police say.

Public prosecution office spokesman Ties Kortmann said today that three people were now in custody, the alleged ...

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Ministers will press on with May’s Brexit deal, says Barclay

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signalled that British ministers will continue to press on with Theresa May’s Brexit deal despite the Commons Speaker’s bombshell intervention.

John Bercow provoked uproar at Westminster yesterday when he ruled that the British ...

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Senator wants UK-style honours system introduced in Ireland

An Independent Senator has suggested an Honours system - like the "Lords" and "Sirs" one used in the UK - should be introduced here.

Gerard Craughwell thinks it would be a good way to recognise unsung heroes across the country doing important work.

He denied it would be class-based ...

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Colleges must provide sexual consent classes, report suggests

A new report has suggested that third-level institutions provide sexual consent classes or risk losing State funding.

The Government-commissioned report has also proposed that colleges should record and report incidents of sexual harassment, assault and rape on campuses - rather than ...

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