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Trump declares national emergency to secure funding for border wall The move will allow him to bypass Congress to spend more money to erect barriers on the Mexico border. Donald Trump (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed...
Diageo-LVMH bid tipped to land Pernod Ricard Long-term strategy: Pernod Ricard CEO Alexandre Ricard has said the said the French distiller ‘will remain a consolidator’. Photo: Bloomberg Pernod Ricard, the French distiller being targeted by activist investor Elliott Management, could fall prey to a joint bid by luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and rival distiller Diageo, according to analysts...
New laws to be approved to prepare for UK's exit Money matters: Simon Coveney said Ireland is spending hundreds of millions of euro preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Picture: Justin Farrelly Legislation to allow for ongoing cross-Border healthcare, electricity, transport, student grants and pension payments will be approved by Cabinet today. Nine government departments have almost completed work on legal changes which...
Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration A protester wearing a mask depicting U.S. President Donald Trump holds a sign during a demonstration against Trump on President's day near the White House in Washington, U.S., February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsPeople hold signs during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump on President's day near the White House in Washington, U.S.,...
FTSE 100 strengthens on positive US-China trade talks The pound, meanwhile, rose on solid January retail sales figures. Royal Bank of Scotland helped bolster the FTSE 100 after the lender posted strong earnings Philip Toscano/PA) The FTSE 100 edged higher on Friday on renewed hopes of a US-China trade deal, while the Royal Bank of Scotland was a standout performer following better...
Germany bans investors' 'short' bets that fintech Wirecard stock will fall Stock image GERMANY'S financial regulator has taken the unprecedented step of temporarily banning short sales of Wirecard shares following reports of suspicious accounting practices, while prosecutors in Munich expanded their investigation to include a 'Financial Times' journalist. Investors globally are immediately prohibited from taking new short positions or increasing existing ones...
Just one in five Fianna Fáil candidates for local elections is a woman Stock pictureAnalysis: Adrian Kavanagh has been monitoring party selection events Just one in five local election candidates selected by Fianna Fáil so far is a woman. With three months to go before voters cast their ballot papers, the party trails its rivals in efforts to get female candidates on...
Great white shark's DNA could help humans - new research A great white shark (AP) Great white sharks may prove unlikely saviours of human lives thanks to their huge and extraordinary genome, scientists have discovered. The first "map" of the creature's DNA has uncovered a plethora of mutations that protect against cancer and other age-related diseases, as well as enhanced wound healing. Experts...
Targeted, trapped, traumatised: the truth about the sex trade in Ireland Two years after it became an offence to buy sex services, there has only been one conviction New reality: Ireland's prostitution 'industry' has largely moved off the streets and indoors. Picture by Gerry MooneyTime to stop: From left, Bridget Perrier,Ne'cole Daniels, Rachel Moran and Fiona Broadfoot from Space International during...
Adding up: Irish students among global accounting elite Worldwide Joanna Jaskiewicz, Larry Mahon, Sam Malone and Andrea Orosz from Dublin were all placed in the global top 10 in the Audit and Assurance exam while Tracy Nyham and Kevin George Ayres also from Dublin were placed in the top 10 in the Strategic Business Reporting examination in June of last...

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