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House prices and congestion 'warning signs' for competitiveness House prices are warning sign Rapid house price inflation and traffic congestion are the warning signs of a loss of competitiveness that were ignored prior to the economic crisis, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) has warned. Ireland is facing a "significant" loss of competitiveness as the economy heats up and prices and living costs...
Ewan MacKenna: 'When the brilliance of Mourinho is perceived to have stopped, the man who was once a mad genius can seem merely mad' Jose Mourinho. Photo: Getty Images The story goes that in the lead-up to a London gig last year, the master of ceremonies was talking to Jose Mourinho about his planned introduction. It involved a reference to the Portuguese...
Farmer agrees to vacate 50 acres and surrender possession to bank-appointed receiver Stock photo A farmer has agreed to comply with High Court orders to vacate 50 acres he owns.  The High Court heard on Tuesday that Tom Morrin will surrender vacant possession, remove all machinery and livestock from the land at Caragh, Naas, Co Kildare, to a bank-appointed receiver.  He has also agreed...
May 'challenges' Corbyn to call for vote against her government Moment of levity: Prime Minister Theresa May laughs as she listens to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons. Photo: Getty Theresa May has effectively challenged Jeremy Corbyn to call a parliamentary vote of no confidence in her government. The Labour leader last night attempted to force Mrs May...
Christmas with a twist While most of us will be putting our feet up in front of the fire on the big day, spare a thought for those who sacrifice time with their families to work or help others, writes Arlene Harris Advanced Paramedic Richie Daly says life doesn’t stop on Christmas Day. Photo: Douglas O'ConnorGavan Hennigan will spend Christmas in...
Anglo bondholders to get full €267m from IBRC wind-up Investors get paid but taxpayer won't see return of €30bn pumped into Anglo Irish Bank shares by Government Anglo Irish Bank Logo Photo: Getty Images A group of Anglo Irish Bank bondholders are set to be paid all of the €267m they are seeking from liquidators of the bust bank, despite the State...
Holly Willoughby rules out I’m A Celebrity return She said she will watch next year’s series with ‘a glass of wine’. Holly Willoughby (Steve Parsons/PA) Holly Willoughby has ruled out a return to presenting I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, saying it was a “once in a lifetime adventure”. The This Morning host’s double-act with Declan Donnelly proved a huge hit...
Sean O'Grady: 'Ex-PMs can't resist sticking their oar in - but perhaps May should listen' Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville Theresa May is getting rattled. Having stand-up spats with Jean-Claude Juncker and "slapping down" Tony Blair, telling him he's insulted the office he once held, is not the sort of dignified behaviour of a strong and stable person...
Fianna Fáil propose law to make access to drugs for rare diseases 'fairer' Stock Image ACCESS to drugs for rare diseases would be fairer under reforms proposed by Fianna Fáil, the party has claimed. The Dáil is to debate a Bill put forward by Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil that would change the HSE’s current reimbursement process for so-called ‘orphan drugs’. These are...
Belgian PM quits after government collapses in wake of migration row Resignation: Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel. Photo: Reuters Charles Michel resigned as prime minister of Belgium last night after his coalition government collapsed in the face of virulent opposition to his signing of a UN migration pact from his erstwhile partners. Mr Michel, a French-speaking liberal, lost the support of the...

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