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Merkel protégé Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds her as German CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Angela Merkel. Photo: Reuters Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor. Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, is Merkel's protege and was the continuity candidate favoured by the party elite....
Global milk glut and weather reasons for reduction in Fonterra's farmgate milk price A cow in front of Fonterra Kauri plant Fonterra said its reduction in farmgate milk price and drop in margin by €14 million for the first quarter of 2018 is due to the surge in global milk supply and adverse weather conditions. Fonterra Co-operative Group revised its 2018/19 forecast...
O'Donoghue won't contest local elections John O’Donoghue withdrew his attempt to seek a nomination. Photo: Justin Farrelly Former Ceann Comhairle and minister John O'Donoghue won't contest the local elections for Fianna Fáil in Co Kerry next year. The former justice minister has withdrawn his attempt to seek a nomination in one of the country's four electoral districts. The party confirmed Mr O'Donoghue (62)...

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Beyoncé performs at lavish A-list wedding for India's richest family Beyoncé performed all her top hits at the pre-wedding event. Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage Beyoncé performed at the opening of a star-studded wedding as celebrations kicked off for the nuptials of the daughter of India's richest man. Scores of high-profile figures, including Hillary Clinton, landed in over 100 chartered aircraft at a sleepy...
Dramatic fall in number of students entering third-level to study computing Stock Image There has been dramatic 8pc fall in the number of students entering third-level to study computing courses. Employment prospects are good with 81pc of recent Irish tech graduates now walking straight into a job, overwhelmingly in Ireland. But despite a high demand for these graduates, and some of the best...
Poundland bucks high street woes to end year on a strong note Parent firm Pepkor Europe said the performance from its 840 Poundland stores across the UK helped contribute to a 12.9% jump in group-wide sales. The owner of Poundland has cheered ‘strong’ sales growth as the rollout of PepandCo fashion outlets helped the budget chain shrug off wider high street...
Laura Larkin: 'Amid political chaos in UK, we need clear idea of what'll happen at home'   The Taoiseach says an election in summer 2020 would bring stability. Photo: Caroline Quinn As all eyes remain glued to the chaos in the UK over the coming weeks, it is time for political leaders here to put their money where their mouth is in...
'Annual flu jab can help people with heart issues live longer' Getting an annual flu jab could help people with heart problems live longer, a new study suggests. Getting an annual flu jab could help people with heart problems live longer, a new study suggests. Influenza is serious or even fatal for patients with heart failure because they already have poor circulation...
Number of computing students drops 8pc in five years 'Latest statistics from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) show a steady decline in new entrants for information and communications technology (ICT) courses' (stock photo) There has been a dramatic 8pc fall in the number of students entering third-level to study computing. It's not the lack of jobs, because employment prospects are good, with...
Melting ice art installation aims to show reality of climate change The blocks will show how the environment impacts the ice in real time. Ice Watch has created from 24 blocks of ice (Matt Alexander/PA) A new public art installation made up of melting ice blocks which aims to show the reality of climate change has been unveiled in London. Ice Watch, by...

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