Barbecue and beer sales up due to World Cup and sun

Barbecue and beer sales up due to World Cup and sun (Stock image) The World Cup and sustained sunshine have combined to send more people to the shops and pubs. Spending last month rose at the fastest...

Employment policy to focus on high-quality and sustainable jobs

Employment policy to focus on high-quality and sustainable jobs Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys. Photo: Mark Condren A major shift in the Government's jobs policy will see it target more employment in research,...

Jody Corcoran: Shrill voices raining down on heads of the homeless

Jody Corcoran: Shrill voices raining down on heads of the homeless Insidious public reaction to homeless children in a Garda station informs 'do nothing' housing policy, writes Jody Corcoran HOMELESS: The photo that sparked a thousand...

India plans manned space flight by 2022

India plans manned space flight by 2022 PM Narendra Modi marked the country’s independence day with the announcement. Indian PM Narendra Modi, centre , unfurls the national flag on the country’s independence day (Manish Swarup/AP) India will...

Most manufacturers positive despite clouds from trade disputes

Most manufacturers positive despite clouds from trade disputes Data compiled by Bloomberg shows that manufacturers in most countries are positive about the outlook. Stock image Manufacturers are on the front edge of the world economy. What they...

Consumers cooling off after heatwave spending splurge

Consumers cooling off after heatwave spending splurge Austin Hughes, KBC Ireland. Photo: Mac Innes photography Consumer sentiment is set to go off the boil after a summer heatwave that saw splurges on booze, ice-cream and barbecues. Two...

Forget penny-pinching with petrol-only Subaru

Forget penny-pinching with petrol-only Subaru   Priorities: The 2018 Impreza aims at safety and quality With petrol power coming back into favour, Subaru Impreza staff at their 11 dealerships here are under less pressure to explain why...

Maduro: Fuel prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers

Maduro: Fuel prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers Filling up a tank of fuel in socialist Venezuela today costs less than one US cent. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Miraflores Presidential Palace/AP) Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro...

Astronomers urging Irish businesses to reach for the stars

Astronomers urging Irish businesses to reach for the stars The chair of the Irish Astronomy Society, the most popular of its kind in the world, says the country has a rich tradition in the field. Newgrange...

Agricultural extravaganza as 60,000 enjoy Tullamore Show

Agricultural extravaganza as 60,000 enjoy Tullamore Show Patricia Moore (11) and JJ Keane (11), from Westport, Co Mayo, having a nap with their calves at the Tullamore Show. Photo: Colin O'Riordan A soft start to the...

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