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Quarter of Irish bank lending is to UK borrowers, raising fears of Brexit shock 'Negative for Ireland': Sharon Donnery from the Central Bank More than a quarter of lending by the main Irish banks is to borrowers in the UK, leaving the financial system here hugely exposed to a Brexit downturn, the Central Bank has warned. UK-based borrowers account for 26pc of...
INM to ask inspectors to examine fresh data interrogation claims INM’s headquarters in Dublin’s Talbot Street The chief executive of Independent News & Media (INM) has said the company will ask High Court inspectors to examine allegations that the hard drives and emails of editors and other senior staff were searched without their permission. Michael Doorly told a meeting of staff at...
Trade hopes support China, sterling totters on Brexit turmoil Stock image Chinese shares rose on Tuesday after Beijing confirmed it was still in trade talks with Washington, but investor confidence remained fragile in Asia after Britain's prime minister postponed a Brexit vote, sending the pound to near 20-month lows. Despite deepening political uncertainty in Britain, spreadbetters expected a positive start for Europe...
Grace Millane murder investigation: Detectives search for shovel Ms Millane (22) died while travelling in New Zealand and her body was found in bushland on Sunday afternoon, about 30 feet from a highway outside the New Zealand city. Photo: Lucie Blackman Trust /PA Wire Police investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane are looking for a shovel believed to be...
Frank McGovern: 'Heat is on to stop the rising threat of global warming' Burning issue: Plans are in place to make the EU climate neutral by 2050. Photo: John Giles/PA It is three years since world governments signed off on the Paris Agreement, with its goal to hold global temperature increase to well below 2C and to pursue efforts to limit...
UK supermarkets using robots to farm its food One of the robots called Harry, that is about the size of a small car, will autonomously remove weeds from fields. Credit: Geoff Pugh British supermarkets are to start selling food farmed in the UK by robots for the first time in a project led by Waitrose, the Telegraph has learned.  The supermarket will use autonomous farming robots to...
Ireland 'actively preparing' for No-Deal Brexit - but Tánaiste believes it 'is still unlikely' Ireland is 'actively preparing' for a No-Deal Brexit - but Tánaiste believes No-Deal 'is still unlikely' Government has been urged to publish its plans to cope with a no-deal Brexit EU Commission's Jean-Claude Juncker: Current deal is 'the best - and only - deal possible' Speaks...
Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old girl on Scottish island Alesha MacPhail Photo: Facebook A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute. The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is accused of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha. A picture among tributes near a house on...
Patricia Casey: 'No sex, please, we're millennials - tide is out on '60s revolution' The sex recession: Between 1991 and 2007, the percentage of high-school students who had sexual intercourse fell from 54 to 40. According to an article in 'The Atlantic' by Kate Julian last month, there is a revolution in sexual activity in the US - and it's not...
EU opens in-depth investigation into £16.6 billion Vodafone-Liberty deal The EU’s antitrust watchdog has concerns about the takeover. Vodafone struck a deal to acquire Liberty’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania (Dominic Lipinski/PA) The European Commission is to open an in-depth competition probe into Vodafone’s 18.4 billion euro (£16.6 billion) acquisition of a raft of Liberty Global assets. Earlier this...

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