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Chamber lined up for top award "Collaboration is the name of the game. Working together we can achieve great things for Drogheda and the M1 Region" so said Drogheda Chamber President Shona McManus this week. She was speaking at the announcement that Drogheda and District Chamber of Commerce has been shortlisted by Chambers Ireland in the "Local Authority Collaboration Award" category...
Editorial: 'FAI problems won't go away if Delaney avoids questions' 'The fact Mr Delaney remains as the association’s executive vice president is also a matter of disquiet for many.' Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire John Delaney may not have ridden to the Dáil on a donkey with palms at his feet, but he did a fairly good impression of an improbable Messiah...
Council removes nets after ‘heartbreaking’ footage of struggling sand martins North Norfolk District Council had used the netting in an attempt to encourage nesting further along the coast. A council has started work to take down netting on cliffs after images of sand martins being prevented from returning to their nest sites prompted an outcry. North Norfolk District Council used the netting at...
Irish premier criticises former FAI chief over unanswered questions The FAI has been in the eye of a political storm since it emerged that ex-CEO John Delaney provided it with a bridging loan. Leo Varadkar was unhappy that questions went answered (Brian Lawless/PA) Ireland’s premier has criticised the behaviour of the former chief executive of the country’s soccer association. The Football Association Ireland (FAI)...
At least eight dead as powerful storms sweep southern United States The weather service said preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado touched down with winds of 140 mph. More than 30 homes were damaged when severe weather struck Franklin, Texas (Laura McKenzie/The Eagle via AP) Powerful storms have swept across the southern United States after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed...
Taoiseach backs Theresa May as he says he has an 'open mind' about short or long Brexit extension Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives at the European Council in Brussels Photo credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has given strong backing to UK Prime Minister Theresa May as tense Brexit negotiations were re-opened by EU leaders in Brussels. Mr Varadkar was speaking as...
Madonna ignores call to boycott Eurovision Madonna has been urged to abandon plans to play Eurovision. Photo: PA Madonna is set to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel despite calls to boycott the event. The 60-year-old singer is reportedly set to perform two songs in Tel Aviv on May 18, including a classic track and a new single. Please log...
'Dragon' Casey to run for MEP on rural versus urban crusade Presidential runner-up targets seat held by Independent ‘Ming’ Dragon flies flag: Peter Casey will run for a seat in the European Parliament. Photo: David Conachy Businessman Peter Casey is to contest the European elections on a platform that seeks to change the immigration system and end the rural-urban divide, the Irish...
'I'll break the news with a bottle of bubbly' - Kildare man picks up winning Lotto cheque for half a million euro - but yet to tell his wife Stock photo (not the actual winner) A LUCKY man from Co Kildare was so shocked by his €500,000 Lotto win that he waited to collect the cheque before telling his wife. The winner,...
Kick It Out condemns video believed to show Chelsea fans’ racist Salah chant The video, which has been widely shared on social media, showed the group singing ‘Salah is a bomber’. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Photo: Adam Davy/PA A video showing a group, believed to be Chelsea fans, singing a racist song has been condemned by equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out. The...

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