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Meet the Offaly man in line for a €58m bonus in new role at

John Lyttle, the Irishman who was last year announced as the new chief executive of online fashion retailer, has officially taken up the role.

Last Friday, the Offaly native joined the tiny coterie of Irish business people in charge of stock market-listed British businesses. ...

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Books of condolence opened for teenagers killed in St Patrick’s disco tragedy

Books of condolence are to be opened in memory of three teenagers who died following reports of a crush outside a St Patrick’s Day disco.

Cheerleader Lauren Bullock (17) keen sportsman Connor Currie (16) and Morgan Barnard (17) from Dungannon in Co Tyrone, died in the tragedy at the ...

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Applegreen shakes off bad weather, Brexit chill in 2018

Forecourt retailer Applegreen recorded strong growth last year, overcoming extreme weather events and a more challenging economic backdrop in the UK.

Revenue at Applegreen rose 41 per cent last year to €2 billion, while gross profit was 55 per cent higher on the previous year, rising to ...

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Tragedy, magical thinking, and the lasting impact of grief

More than four decades ago, my mother and my only sibling, my older brother, were killed in a car crash. One morning I got up and went to school and that was it, I never saw them again.

Even now, 42 years later, this event still has the ability to feel unreal, like it must have been a ...

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How breast size affects women’s exercise habits

Breast size can affect how women exercise and whether they decide to work out at all, according to a new study of the exercise habits of women of all ages. The large-scale study suggests that physical concerns, including breast size and bra fit, should be openly and frankly discussed during ...

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‘I’ve been doing dry January for decades and sometimes I run it into March’

6am I listen to the radio in bed, BBC4 first and RTÉ 1 later on. Twice a week I go to the gym for 45 minutes and have breakfast after. A pot of tea with milk, unsweetened muesli, fruit – usually apples and pears.

8.30am When I get to the office I make a pot of coffee or get some from ...

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‘My husband will carry out instructions but why must I ask in the first place?’

My house is not clean. It’s tidy, but not necessarily clean to the level of being disinfected to the satisfaction of Mrs Hinch. My floors have an invisible layer of dirt that I know is there but choose to ignore. The kind of dirt that shows up when the sun blisters through the window ...

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Which tourist destinations are the cheapest in Europe?

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no-one who lives in or has ever visited Dublin, the city is not among the cheapest places in the Europe for a visit. However, it is still cheaper than Rome, London, Paris and - weirdly - Benidorm, according to a new pricing survey.

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Opening loss to England knocked Ireland off stride – Lancaster

Blame England. Former English coach Stuart Lancaster might have caught the mood of the weekend better than many of his Leinster players. The pickle in which the Irish rugby team now finds itself, he says, may be traced back to the Red Rose rout of Ireland in Dublin in Ireland’s opening match ...

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Rory McIlroy ready to move into overdrive after Players win

If Version I of Rory McIlroy has been something to behold, wait for Version II. Not yet 30 years of age, the Northern Irishman’s honour-laden professional career to date – among them four Majors, and with The Players title the latest to be added to a Curriculum Vitae that now totals 24 wins ...

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Six Nations: Gerry Thornley’s Team of the Tournament

This was so much more fun a year ago today. Then there was a case for picking all 15 Irish players, before settling on nine. Others even worked in more than that but, twelve months on, there’s only two. Oh well.

Reading through the team from a year ago only serves to highlight the loss ...

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Gerry Thornley: Ireland have enough credit in the bank to retain faith

Approaching the exact mid-way point of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations campaign, nearing half-time in the eighth game of the Championship, England were leading Wales 10-3 and pummeling their line. With Italy and Scotland to come at Twickenham, the Grand Slam looked theirs for the taking in what ...

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Matt Doherty may be Mick McCarthy’s right-side man for Ireland

Matt Doherty looks set to get an opportunity to nail down a regular starting spot with Ireland over the coming week, with Mick McCarthy strongly hinting on Monday in Abbotstown that the 27-year-old will play on the right side of his midfield against Gibraltar this weekend.

Accommodating ...

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Tax options for Irish-American couple

I’m looking for advice on what method of taxation would be better for us. My wife and I were married last year. She is American and I am Irish. We are not sure whether we should opt for single person, separate or joint assessment for tax purposes. Can you advise?

Mr J. K., ...

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Finance Ireland launches new range of residential mortgages

Finance Ireland, the State’s largest non-bank retail lender, has launched a series of residential mortgage products in a bid to compete with the main banks.

The company will operate an interest rate policy that offers better rates to customers if there are drops in their loan-to-value ...

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Drug companies warn of ‘hard Brexit’ risk to medicines in EU

Drug companies have urged European Union governments not to close the door to medicines and medical devices approved in the UK in the event of a hard Brexit.

There has been significant concern in Britain over access to medicine supplies in the event of a no-deal crash out of Europe at ...

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Dublin ‘losing the race’ to be post-Brexit broadcasting hub

The broadcasting regulator is in talks with two UK-licensed broadcasters about obtaining new European Union licences after Brexit, but a hoped-for international “licensing hub” in Dublin looks unlikely at this stage, according to the media regulation specialist involved in one of the ...

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Fintan O'Toole: Are the English ready for self-government?

“The alleged aptitude of the English for self-government,” wrote Bernard Shaw in his preface to Androcles and the Lion, “is contradicted by every chapter of their history.” Shaw was, of course, parodying British imperialist rhetoric and its insistence that lesser peoples – including ...

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Liliane Tomasko’s abstract dream paintings offer no neat solutions

Liliane Tomasko. Kerlin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, South Anne Street, Dublin. Until April 13th ★★★★

Liliane Tomasko’s paintings in The Red Thread are mildly but enduringly disorienting. Somehow the picture plane never quite comes into focus. Bands of colour, mostly ...

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Timing continues to elude investors in search of returns

Investors ran for the hills as stocks plunged over Christmas, with retail sentiment surveys showing pessimism at five-year highs. Now, 20 per cent later, investors are sanguine, with pessimism falling to its lowest level in more than a year. You have to ask: why are investors so bad at market ...

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Approval expected for almost 780 new homes in Derry

The construction of almost 800 new homes in the North is on track to be approved by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s planning committee next week, according to the developer behind the plan.

The £100 million (€117 million) development by South Bank Square proposes a 780-home ...

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