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Fly on a Tuesday - and seven other ways to save money on your holidays January is the most popular time to book breaks. Follow these tips for the best deals on flights and packages... Relaxing on a beach. How can you save money on holidays? PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.A family snorkelling on hols. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. Now puritanical January is underway, it's easy to...
Trade tension: EU's large surpluses make it vulnerable if Trump does a deal with China THE BIG PICTURE With the world set for its slowest economic growth since the financial crisis, the European Union will start to look more vulnerable once again due to its heavy dependence on trade. Data released yesterday showed the size of the EU's current account surpluses and...
Four US victims killed in deadly Isil attack US Vice President Mike Pence. Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters Four American servicemen were killed in an Isil suicide bombing in Syria yesterday, calling into question Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops before the Islamist group had been defeated. A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest outside a restaurant in the flashpoint northern city of Manbij,...
Persimmon lifts profit expectations on robust UK housing market The housebuilder said it is also mindful of economic uncertainty related to Brexit. Persimmon has raised its outlook (Mike Egerton/PA) Housebuilder Persimmon has hiked full-year profit expectations thanks to increased production of homes and a robust housing market in the UK. The Charles Church owner said it is also mindful of “market cycle risks and...
Former Mexico president 'took $100m drug bribe from cartel' - trial hears   Former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto. Photo: AP Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, an ex-Guzman associate testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. authorities. Alex Cifuentes, who has described himself as Guzman's onetime...
Petrol prices plunge but the taxman takes 64pc A litre of petrol is now 132.9c countrywide, the lowest price it has been since August 2017. Photo: PA Car fuel prices have dropped to their lowest level in almost 18 months, according to an AA Ireland survey. The drop is due to a global fall in the cost of crude oil as a...
Another year: Brexit delay in sight as no deal 'off table' Plans hatched to delay Brexit until 2020 as Brussels urges 'red lines' rethink Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Frank McGrath Plans are being hatched to delay Brexit until 2020 to give the UK more time to find an orderly route out of the European Union. After surviving a no-confidence motion thanks to the...

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Merkel: We still have time to negotiate on Brexit The German chancellor said ‘we will of course do everything to find an orderly solution, but we are also prepared if there is no orderly solution’. German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a parliament building in Berlin (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is still time for negotiations between...
'Strong outlook for 2019 M&A deal-making' Companies 'cautiously optimistic' despite Brexit and global uncertainties, finds KPMG annual predictor Brexit was seen by 44pc as having a negative impact on deal flows this year. Stock image THE Irish mergers and acquisitions market is expected to remain strong this year, with plentiful debt available on attractive terms which will keep valuations high, according to...
Operating profit at Cairn Homes set to jump to €53m Michael Stanley, CEO of Cairn Homes One of the country's largest developers, Cairn Homes, expects to report operating profit of €53m in respect of 2018. This is a massive jump on the profit of €14.5m reported in 2017. The full year gross margin is expected to be approximately 20.5pc, according to a trading...

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