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Paul Dunne seeing good signs in his game at Made in Denmark

Paul Dunne has admitted his golf game is showing signs of improvement but a win in this week’s Made in Denmark event might just be beyond him.

The 26-year-old from Greystones carded a one-under 70 in his second round to make it to four under, four shots off leader Matthias Schwab of ...

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Vote 2019: Irish leaders vote in local and EU elections and divorce referendum

Voting has begun as Ireland chooses members of the next European Parliament, casts ballots in local elections and votes in a referendum on divorce.

More than 6,500 polling stations across the country opened at 7am on Friday and will remain open until 10pm.

Residents on remote ...

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Doctor and former Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan: ‘I thought I would die from my illness’

In October 2016 medical student Elysha Brennan was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a debilitating condition which led to her hospitalisation for 10 days.

It is an autoimmune condition which attacks the bacteria and the microflora in the bowel. The effects, as she graphically recounted ...

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Boxing is an Olympic sport where there is still fumbling in the greasy till

My dad sat beside Jim McCourt on the flight from Dublin to Tokyo on route to the 1964 Olympics. Most of the Irish team were onboard, flying KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, via Amsterdam, and it was soon after takeoff when McCourt opened a fresh pack of 20 cigarettes.

“Do you fancy one, Tom?” ...

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Profits up at Jamie Heaslip’s management company

Profits last year at the commercial firm operated by former Irish rugby captain, Jamie Heaslip more than doubled to €124,324.

Accounts filed by Heaslip’s Sabra Management Ltd show it had accumulated profits of €313,656 at the end of June last.

In preparation for life after ...

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European shares shrug off May’s planned exit to focus on US-China hopes

European shares advanced – with the Iseq in Dublin standing out as a rare weak spot – as investors looked beyond UK prime minister Theresa May’s plans to quit to focus on fresh hopes surrounding a US-China trade deal.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index rose 0.5 per cent.

Ms May ...

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Theresa May’s departure will not fix Brexit issues, Coveney says

The issues thrown up by Brexit for the UK and Ireland will not change as a result of a different prime minister being in Downing Street, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said.

Speaking after Theresa May announced a plan to resign on Friday, Mr Coveney said the ...

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Voting when blind: ‘You’d have to be a Mensa member to work out how to vote’

There was some consternation when Robbie Sinnott went to cast his vote in Dublin 8 on Friday. What should have been a simple process involved a long search by polling station officials for a phone number, and an impromptu intervention with a pair of scissors.

Mr Sinnott is blind and, like ...

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Dublin Liberties Distillery increased loss in run up to official opening

The Dublin Liberties Distillery, which officially opened its new facility and visitor centre after a €10 million investment, more than doubled its loss in its most recent financial year.

Recently filed accounts for the Dublin Liberties Whiskey Company Limited show a loss for the year ...

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No heroic failure for May in last stand – just failure

It was something of a last stand for UK prime minister Theresa May, but in the end there was to be no glorious underdog story to bookend this troublesome chapter of her premiership.

Instead, her “bold new offer” of a parliamentary vote on a second referendum and a customs union with ...

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Is Smurfit Kappa a sitting duck for an activist investor as others box up and move?

Just weeks after US packaging group International Paper (IP) decided last June to abandon its pursuit of Smurfit Kappa, it landed upon another buying opportunity: itself.

The Memphis-based company’s board approved a multi-billion-dollar share buyback programme in July and, within months, ...

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Shut up and get lost: advice for outgoing chief executives

Alex Ferguson, the former manager of Manchester United, once offered this universal truth about how to behave towards a successor: “It is unfair . . . to try and retain the authority you once possessed. You have to let go and let the new man and the new regime do what they think is ...

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Three more climbers die on Everest amid overcrowding

Three Indian climbers died of exhaustion while descending the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials said on Friday, taking to 15 the total of mountaineers killed or missing in the region in this year’s climbing season.

More than 120 climbers scaled the world’s highest mountain on ...

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The Irish Times view: the tragic inadequacy of Theresa May

When she took office in the chaotic aftermath of the Brexit referendum in 2016, Theresa May inherited a fractured party, a divided society and a political crisis worse than any Britain had faced in the postwar era. In that febrile atmosphere, she had the unenviable task of having to implement a ...

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What’s the best underwear to smooth out lumps and bumps?

When it comes to summer season, occasion-wear dresses automatically lean towards one-shoulder numbers, backless styles and strapless, which poses the question: what do you wear underneath? 

Opting for the wrong foundation can render a gorgeous dress unflattering and frumpy. While the ...

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Real Madrid react strongly following Pochettino’s training ground comment

Real Madrid have reacted strongly to a “completely false” comment from Mauricio Pochettino that Tottenham were denied permission to stay at their training ground ahead of the Champions League final.

Spurs are set to use the training complex at Valdebebas in the build-up to the match ...

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Leo Cullen offers apology to anyone offended by ‘throwaway remark’

Leo Cullen has moved to defuse the furore over his post-match quip suggesting Celtic fans support Leinster on the premise that Glasgow Warriors had some Rangers fans in their ranks by making clear it was a throwaway remark which was not meant to offend anyone, but apologised if it did ...

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Dave Rennie wants Glasgow to put on a show for departing Hogg

Dave Rennie has urged his Glasgow players to put on a show for Exeter-bound Stuart Hogg as he prepares to bring the curtain down on his Warriors career.

The Scotland star will call time on his nine-year Scotstoun stint after Saturday’s Guinness Pro 14 grand final at Celtic ...

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May’s legacy: final message of compromise comes too late

Theresa May’s resignation statement will be remembered for the distress she showed at the end of it, a rare display of raw feeling from this most reserved of politicians. Her voice began to tremble as she said she would soon be leaving the job it had been “the honour of my life to hold”. ...

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Yew Grove to tap shareholders if opportunities are found

Real estate investor Yew Grove Reit may tap shareholders for more funds depending on “what happens in the market”, the company’s chief executive said after its annual general meeting (agm) on Friday.

The company, which invests in office and industrial assets outside of Dublin’s ...

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Cannes 2019: Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend is how old?

To begin with something frivolous, it has come to the attention of the Croisette that Leonardo DiCaprio, who is now 44, has never dated anyone over 25. Indeed, according to a fascinating graph by a studious Reddit user, the average age of his girlfriends since 1999 has been 22.9 years. We might ...

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