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13 October 2018 09:48 Taoiseach proposes Richard Bruton as new Minister for Communications

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is proposing to make Richard Bruton the new Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. It comes after Denis Naughten resigned as Minister over his interactions with David McCourt, the head of the consortium bidding for Ireland’s rural broadband contract. Sean Kyne will become Chief Whip and Minister for the Gaeltacht 22

13 October 2018 06:30 Drug support firm Malin on fresh hunt for new CEO

The chief executive of Malin Corporation is to leave the company a year after taking the job. The State-backed investment company is active in the drug development and life sciences sectors. Adrian Howd, who stepped up from being Malin’s chief investment officer to become CEO last October, will leave the company on October 26. Former finance chief of paper 16

09 October 2018 06:00 How marriage is all-important when examining your tax burden

Overall, Ireland’s labour income taxation system can be considered fair, however the benefits of saying “I do” may play a larger role in this than one might have expected, writes Shawn Britton. AS BUDGET 2019 was being prepared, there were some suggestions that the income tax burden for Irish workers is unfair. While married couples fare relatively well under 1

08 October 2018 21:02 Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate

Members of the Travelling Community have claimed that Tipperary County Council has failed to honour assurances about stables. NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN TIPPERARY County Council and members of the Travelling Community are continuing in a bid to resolve a dispute over a new housing development. A number of families were set to move into houses at Cabragh Bridge 2

05 October 2018 10:22 Melania Trump feeds baby elephants and goes on safari in Kenya

Melania Trump helped feed baby elephants as she visited a national park in Kenya to highlight conservation efforts. The US first lady laughed after one of the baby elephants made a sudden move and she momentarily lost her footing. She fed formula to two of the elephants raised at Nairobi National Park and reached out to others, patting one’s back and stroking 2

04 October 2018 02:30 PSNI to address justice committee

The Oireachtas justice committee is to break new ground when the PSNI conducts a joint briefing with gardaí on community policing at the committee next week. Committee chairman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said this was a “first” for the committee and would form a key part of an examination by the Oireachtas body of community policing. The Cavan/Monaghan TD said the session 2

01 October 2018 11:21 Almost €3m spent on engineers and consultants for BusConnects plan

Almost €3m has already been spent on engineers and consultants for the BusConnects plan in Dublin. New figures show a US-based consultancy firm, that won the tender in 2016, has been paid more than €600,000 for work up to August of this year. There has been widespread confusion about the Bus Connects proposal, which would transform the look, layout and frequency 1

27 September 2018 11:00 Belfast university to award honorary degree to Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is to receive an honorary degree from Queen's University Belfast. The former US Secretary of State will be awarded the degree for her public service and contribution to peace in the North. "We are delighted to award an honorary degree to Hillary Clinton," said Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, Professor Ian Greer. "The former US Secretary 1

26 September 2018 17:57 DUP adviser ‘thoroughly regrets’ not stepping back from RHI conversation

A former DUP special adviser has said he “thoroughly regrets” that he did not step back from a conversation about a botched green energy scheme. Stephen Brimstone said there was a “real perceived conflict of interest”. Mr Brimstone successfully applied for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in 2015. There have been allegations that scheme participants 1

26 September 2018 15:10 Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities. TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has accused socialists of wanting to segregate communities by advocating for 100% social housing builds on public lands. “They want to divide our society into people who live in different areas, with some people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing. It is the wrong 1