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Marcelo Bielsa’s Powerpoint press conference: The funniest Twitter reactions The Leeds United manager did not resign and admitted spying on all the club’s rivals this season. (Mark Walker/PA) Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa’s emergency press conference proved to be a unique source of entertainment. The Argentinian called the conference after admitting he ordered a member of club staff to watch Derby County...
Growing appetite for premium goods fuels grocers' festive boom Taste for luxury products and strong consumer sentiment sees shoppers spend €1bn on Christmas ‘You’re likely to find a much broader branded range of products in Dunnes. Stock image Demand for premium products helped Irish grocers enjoy a record Christmas in 2018. Some €1bn was spent on groceries in December as Irish shoppers showed...
The heartwarming story behind the Sligo man who has redesigned the humble clothes peg IT Sligo Creative Design student Paul Roper with his clothes peg redesign, the 'Magpin' We have lived for 166 years with the humble clothes peg - but now a Sligo man has been recognised for his redesign of the household accessory. IT Sligo Creative Design student Paul Roper...
Woman lived with pill packet lodged in throat for almost three weeks It was finally detected after four visits to Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh, and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. A woman in Northern Ireland lived with a plastic pill packet lodged in her throat for 17 days, a medical journal has reported. The patient, who is in her...
Overcast Summers: Sales at lingerie chain surge to €3.46m, but losses continue Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline Gold Bumper sales at the Blanchardstown and Henry Street Ann Summers stores contributed to revenues increasing sharply at the Ann Summers Irish retail operation - up to €3.46m last year. "Our two new flagship stores in Blanchardstown and Dublin continue to outperform the rest of the...
Romeo, ‘world’s loneliest frog’, finally finds a partner A team has discovered five Sehuencas water frogs in a Bolivian cloud forest – including a potential Juliet. He may be named after one of literature’s most famous lovers, but one lonely frog has spent more than a decade searching for romance. Now love may be around the corner for Romeo, a Sehuencas water...
Brexit will push up costs, warns Combilift chief Expansion: Combilift managing director Martin McVicar aims to double the size of the company over the next five years Combilift managing director Martin McVicar said he is confident about dealing with the Brexit challenge, but warned the UK's departure from the EU will cost Irish business and industry money. The Co Monaghan-based, forklift manufacturer,...
Anne Applebaum: 'All we know for certain is Brexit will produce plenty more chaos' Anti-Brexit campaigners turn out in force at Westminster ahead of a motion of no confidence in the Government. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA We guessed it. But now we know: there was no Plan B. After months of negotiation and many hours of debate, after long delays, after protesters...
Mainstream stock gets €50m of investor demand 'Grey market' deal suggests valuation of €540m for renewables company as new investors come on board Mainstream Renewable Power has interests around the world, including Africa, and is looking to expand globally Mainstream Renewable Power has attracted €50m of investor demand for shares made available on a private trading venue. The privately-held company put in place...
Viridian cuts power station value by €91m Viridian’s power station in Huntstown, west Dublin A unit of power company Viridian, whose consumer and business arm trades as Energia, posted an €81.5m loss in its last financial year as it slashed the value of its Huntstown 2 power plant in north Dublin by €91.5m during a dispute with national grid operator EirGrid. That...

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