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- Ryan seeks rulebook on Paris deal
Cop26 will generate significant momentum for climate actions across the globe if a detailed and precise rulebook on implementing the landmark Paris Agreement emerges from Glasgow this week, Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan said yesterday.
- Lunney thanks authorities following convictions
Businessman Kevin Lunney has thanked all involved in the investigation and trial leading to the conviction of three men for abducting and intentionally causing serious harm to him just over two years ago.
- Belfast health tech company raises £2.2m
Belfast-based health tech company B-Secur has raised £2.2 million (€2.57 million) in its latest round of funding, to bring it to a total of £8.8 million this year, according to investor Kernel Capital.
- Facing NZ ‘ is what I have dreamt of since I came to Ireland’
No doubt much will be made of the probable inclusion of three New Zealand-born players in the Ir eland match-day squad to face the All Blacks next Saturday at the Aviva Stadium but no less than James Lowe and Bundee Aki, Jamison Gibson-Park is undoubtedly a better player now than the one who arrived in Ireland over five years ago.
- Pure fun cannot be underestimated in the lives of children
I hate the dark evenings. I'd hibernate for the winter if I could - waking up for Christmas of course - but hiding away for the rest of the shorter days. So, while the clocks going back meant that I had an extra hour of sleep (one of the upsides of not having a baby or toddler in the house anymore) and the clock in my car was correct for the first time in six months, there was still a bit of a "meh" feeling as I watched the evenings draw in ever more quickly.
- Is stock index membership for sale?
Can companies buy their way into the S&P 500 index? It seems an extraordinary question about the world's most widely-followed index. However, a recent working paper, bluntly titled Is Stock Index Membership For Sale?, suggests grounds for concern.
- GoBus sues station over alleged fee hike
Intercity coach operator GoBus is suing Galway Coach Station after it allegedly threatened to revoke its permission to use the station unless it signed a new contract that increased its loading bay fees by a factor of 10, despite reduced operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a sworn affidavit to the Circuit Court last month, GoBus said it has a licence from the National Transport Authority (NTA) to operate a total of 26 services per day from the Fairgreen Road station in Galway city to Dublin Airport, as well as 24 services per day from Dublin Airport to Galway.
- Kingspan reports 44% increase in sales to €4.7bn
Insulation maker Kingspan saw sales increase by 44 per cent to €4.7 billion for the nine months to the end of September despite what it described as "extraordinary" raw material inflation.
- Up to half of houses in schemes to be reserved for owner occupiers
Local authorities will be empowered to set aside up to 50 per cent of homes in new developments for owner-occupiers under proposals to be considered by Cabinet today.
- Put your togs on
Sir, - Your photo on page two (News, November 8th) of the swimmers in Skerries is ridiculous. Could these people not have swam wearing their togs? Do they raise any more money for charity by being naked?
- Ukraine wants White House deals to ease fears over US support
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy hopes to seal significant deals with the United States when he visits the White House today, amid concern in Kiev that the embattled country is slipping down Washington's agenda....
- Man denies he helped Lunney abductors
A man who denies assisting Kevin Lunney's abductors by buying bleach and providing the site where he was imprisoned and beaten , told gardaí "I have nothing to hide" when they arrived at his house with a search warrant, the Special Criminal Court has heard....
- Lunney trial accused disputes phone number link
Lawyers for Darren Redmond, one of the men accused of abducting and assaulting Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney, have disputed the prosecution's attempt to link their client to a phone number allegedly used during the offences. Prosecution counsel Seán Guerin has called witnesses to...
- Covid heroes
Catherine Crimmins Susan Kennelly (66) from Newmarket-on-Fergus in Co Clare writes to us to tell us about her friend, six-year-old Catherine Crimmins, who has been visiting her garden with cards, gifts and scones since the first lockdown. "Catherine is a bit of an explorer and a collector of...
The Covid-19 pandemic has closed down so many of the everyday activities that sustain us, forcing us to spend more time at home and to reconsider what is most important in our lives. Many of us yearn to go back to cinemas, galleries, theatres and gigs, and to travel to other places for inspiration...
- ‘I don’t believe age is just a number. That’s b*ll*cks’
Sharon Horgan is in a car on the way to a television shoot. The woman who wears more hats than Philip Treacy has designed - writer, producer, actor, international deal-maker, mother - is often in a rush. Her time is limited and we don't have long to talk. That's okay. We are, in a way, continuing a ...
- Beethoven at 250: ‘The distillation of an utterly untamed personality’
Virginia Woolf wanted to be buried to...
- THE ALTERNATIVE GIFT GUIDE
Stuck for inspiration on how to gift the people in your life? Keen to make this year's festive haul a little different from the usual? These Christmas present suggestions range from eco-friendly gems to ideas on how to make 2021 a better year....
- THE MENTAL HEALTH PANDEMIC
Covid-19 has shown up huge deficits in our health system, and it's about to do the same to our mental health system. Last year a report from HSE specialists spoke of the increased demand for mental health services and warned that a "tsunami of mental health need will arise sometime after the...
- ‘I’D LIKE MY OWN FRONT DOOR’
"If any of us look at how much we spent on rent in the last 12 years, that would be enough for a serious deposit on a place. That's one of the most sickening things. I've paid all this rent, and I'll still have to pay a mortgage for 30-odd years."...