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Balmoral Show bosses in talks to make annual attraction even bigger Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Prep gets under way in the cattle shed as farmers prepare for a day of showing and judging. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) boss Alan Crowe has said the body is...
Family files lawsuit against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 (Mulugeta Ayene/AP)The cockpit voice recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet (BEA via AP)An Ethiopian relative of a crash victim grieves next to a floral tribute at the crash site (Mulugeta Ayene/AP)The scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after...

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Rare collection from the poster boy of Irish tourism Setting the scene: A 1953 poster of Blarney CastleA 1949 poster for Lough Derg is up for saleThe bronze death mask of Robert Emmet Can't afford a Paul Henry? You wouldn't be the only one. His paintings frequently fetch six figure sums. Most famously, The Potato Diggers (1910-11) sold for €400,000 at...
Paul Kelly: 'Tourism is countless strands woven into the fabric of the local community and economy' The CEO of Fáilte Ireland shares his views on the importance of tourism, as the company announces a major €15.5m boost for towns across the country. Tourists walking through the streets of Galway There is an undiscovered Ireland, both in places already well established and in...
Pope lets people kiss his ring after viral video Worship: A nun who had been working on the missions in Africa kisses Pope Francis’s hand during an audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday. Photo: Reuters /Remo Casilli Pope Francis allowed nuns and priests to kiss his papal ring during his weekly audience in St Peter's Square, two days...
Swedbank dismisses chief executive after money laundering allegations The headquarters of Swedbank located in Sundbyberg, outside Stockholm. Photo: Getty Swedbank dramatically dismissed its chief executive Birgitte Bonnesen on Thursday shortly before its annual meeting after the lender faced allegations it was involved in money laundering in the Baltics. "The developments during the past days have created an enormous pressure for the bank....
Lack of lubricating oil blamed for engine failure on cruise ship caught in storm Hundreds of passengers had to be winched from the Viking Sky and taken to safety in Norway. The cruise ship Viking Sky after it sent out a Mayday signal (Rune Stoltz Bertinussen?AP) The engines of a cruise ship failed off Norway’s coast during a storm because they did...
VIDEO: Corbyn – Labour won't support Brexit motion tomorrow Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour won't be supporting Theresa May's Brexit deal tomorrow.

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Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week The president called on Congress to immediately change ‘weak’ US immigration laws. Donald Trump (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Donald Trump has threatened to close the nation’s Mexican border or large sections of it next week if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration at once. The potentially drastic step would affect both nations’ economies. Questioned by...
Dan O'Brien: 'Daunting task lies ahead for next boss of the Central Bank' Resisting political pressures and managing an unwieldy organisation will be top priorities for Philip Lane's successor The outgoing governor, Philip Lane (p), does not tick all the boxes. Nor will whoever takes over from him in the coming months. None of the known candidates ticks all the boxes...

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