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Should I book DIY holiday or travel agent's package deal? Your questions answered Stock image Q I want to book a family holiday and when I compare the price of package holidays, they are more expensive than if I was to book the flights and accommodation separately myself. I have heard about tour operators going out of business. On the other hand, if...
Facebook to tell users source of news feed amid fakes backlash   Admission: Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Reuters Facebook will begin telling its users why posts appear in their news feed as it seeks to ease concerns about the spread of fake news and its influence over billions of people. The social network will today introduce a button on each post revealing why users...
New boss at Travis Perkins as DIY chain reshuffles pack Nick Roberts will be in the hot seat from July 1. Wickes owner Travis Perkins will have a new boss from July 1 (Barry Batchelor/PA) Wickes owner Travis Perkins has announced that chief executive and company veteran John Carter is to step down. He will be succeeded as CEO by Nick Roberts, currently...
Your Questions: Does my son need extra travel cover for month-long trip?   Stock image Q: My son is taking a month off work to travel throughout Europe over the summer. Does he need extra travel cover or is his health insurance and European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) sufficient? A: It is recommended that travel insurance is always put in place prior...
A century of American foreign policy foreshadowed in an opera? Madama Butterfly Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin Until tonight, then Cork Opera House on April 4 & 5 Magic touch: Byrne and Hubbard in Madama Butterfly Giacomo Puccini's opera premiered in 1904 and has since become one of the most enduring and influential musical-theatre offerings of all time. Irish National Opera, now in...
Greenhouse Gas tax on agriculture not ruled out A tax on Greenhouse Gas emissions from agriculture have not been ruled out completely, despite not being one of the main recommendations of the Climate Action Group report. Final submissions to the report were submitted last week and it’s understood that no significant changes will be made to the agricultural section of the...
No deal will bring united Ireland a step closer, warns UK minister Britain's Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, March 31, 2019. A senior British minister has made the strongest warning yet about the prospect of a united Ireland if there is a no-deal Brexit. Justice Secretary David Gauke has...
FTSE 100 tumbles as markets plunge on manufacturing fears Manufacturing sectors in Germany and France, the two largest economies in Europe, experienced contraction. Manufacturing data disappointed (PA) A stock market bloodbath saw £37 billion wiped off the FTSE 100 on Friday as a host of weak economic data pummelled shares. London’s blue chip index closed down 147.72 points, or 2.01%, at 7,207.59 as problems in the eurozone,...
Catalan president faces civil disobedience charges over yellow ribbon symbol Spain’s electoral board, with an eye on the upcoming general election, have deemed the display as a ‘tool of political propaganda’. Volunteers stand next to yellow plastic that has been removed from public places, during a protest in front of Palau Generalitat at the Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain (Manu...
Michael Flatley's mother leaves almost €400,000 in her will FAMOUS SON: Michael Flatley with his late mother and father. Picture: James Connolly Elizabeth Flatley, the mother of millionaire Irish dancer Michael Flatley, left nearly €400,000 in her will, according to documents lodged in the Probate Office in Dublin last week. Mr Flatley described her as "the greatest mother in the world" following...

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