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'Beef wasn't making ends meet for us - dairy is the future' My week: Paul Brenan Paul Brenan on the family farm in Carlow where the switch from beef and sheep to dairy is underway. Photo: Roger Jones Paul Brenan ticked off another box on his 'must do' list when he bought an Angus bull at Cillín Hill Mart in Kilkenny last...
'Never did I believe I acted inappropriately' - Joe Biden responds to Lucy Flores kiss allegations Former US vice president Joe Biden (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images FORMER US vice president Joe Biden has said he does not believe he ever acted inappropriately towards women but will "listen respectfully" to suggestions he did. Mr Biden, who is deciding whether...
Tenants saved from mass eviction after €19m purchase of apartment block Tenant Aimee O'Riordan (26) was one of many tenants issued with a notice to quit in 2017 A MAJOR apartment complex in Cork has been purchased by Cork City Council and a housing association to tackle the city's spiraling social housing crisis. The purchase, which is understood to be worth more...
Farmers dig deep for water - Dairy expansion and drought drives increase in well drilling on farms Dairy expansion and last year's extreme weather events have led to an increase in the number of farmers drilling wells Drilling rigs are tall vehicles so due care must be given to overhead power lines or low hanging trees Last summer’s severe drought made such...
Alan Matthews: CAP reform negotiations bogged down in uncertainty A transition period may be needed for current CAP as officials struggle to hammer out a new deal Prof Alan Matthews All attention last week was focused on the Brexit agenda, and rightly so, for there is much at stake, both for Ireland and the EU. But for the Irish agri-food sector, decisions taken...

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Controversial changes to EU online copyright approved by MEPs 348 MEPs vote in favour of the reforms. YouTube had warned the move could mean viewers across the EU being cut off from videos.(John Stillwell/PA) MEPs have voted in favour of controversial changes to online copyright across the EU, in a decision designed to make tech giants more responsible for paying creatives, musicians...
Australian court dismisses case brought by man who accused boss of breaking wind The court upheld a judge’s ruling that even if the allegations were true, flatulence did not necessarily constitute bullying. (Ellen Smith/AAP/AO) A bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind towards him has been dismissed by an Australian appeals court. The Victoria state...
Commons catering staff serve up Eton mess for big day of Brexit MPs are set to stage a series of indicative votes on alternatives to the Prime Minister’s Brexit plan. Commons caterers have been raising eyebrows at the choice of dessert being served as MPs debate the future of Brexit. Amelia-Rose Tighe, parliamentary assistant to Labour’s Yvette Cooper, tweeted a picture of...

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Was St Patrick a Brexit fugitive? His move to Ireland may have been fuelled by missionary zeal, but St Patrick was also escaping a Britain that had just separated from the Roman Empire and was facing into an all-too-familiar 'cliff-edge scenario', writes Roy Flechner Civilising mission: St Patrick described dwelling in Ireland as 'living among barbarians' When I first started teaching history...
Trump threatens to close US border with Mexico next week President Donald Trump (AP) US President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to close the US border with Mexico next week, or at least large sections of the frontier, if Mexico "doesn't immediately stop all illegal immigration coming into the United States" from the region. Trump has repeatedly vowed to close the U.S....

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