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15 January 2019 16:11 'I had a very nice Hereford steak last night': Taoiseach hits back on meat criticism

The Taoiseach has hit back at criticism against him for eating less meat. Leo Varadkar said yesterday he was trying to reduce his carbon footprint by eating less meat. He said: "Them fellas that are talking about stopping people eating meat have never worked hard. "If you're a hard worker and do a hard days work there's nothing to bring you back and to revive 284

14 January 2019 10:15 Construction activity hit a four-month high in December

Construction activity growth hit a four-month high in the month of December. The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Manager's Index monitors the sector's monthly performance and showed a reading of 56.3 in the final month of 2018, rising from 55.5 in November. Job creation in the sector also continued to rise for the 64th consecutive month 100

14 January 2019 08:37 Trump says US will hurt Turkey economically if it hits Kurds

President Donald Trump has warned that the United States will “devastate Turkey economically” if it attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. Mr Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria has left the United States’ Kurdish allies vulnerable to an attack from Turkey. Ankara views the Kurdish forces as terrorists aligned with insurgents inside 113

13 January 2019 18:03 Galway beat Mayo on penalties to set up final clash with Roscommon

A penalty shootout was required to separate arch rivals Galway and Mayo but with goalkeeper Maghnus Breathnach superb, it was the Tribesmen who advanced. Galway had to come from behind in injury-time with a goal from Barry McHugh forcing the shooutout. Galway then advanced when Liam Silke, Johnny Heaney, McHugh and Tom Flynn found the net after their 99

13 January 2019 15:48 Superior goalscoring helps Clare claim early silverware with win over Tipp

Early silverware to Clare, who picked up the Co-Op Superstores Munster SHL trophy yesterday in the Gaelic Grounds before 4,531 spectators. The Banner’s goalscoring ability proved crucial in an entertaining game. Tipperary started with the breeze, and a sideline cut pointed by Jason Forde, while Clare hit early wides before Colin Guilfoyle tied the game up. A Seamus 90

12 January 2019 17:27 Fulham left to rue luck as two own goals boost Burnley’s survival bid

Burnley profited from two Fulham own-goals in quick succession as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Turf Moor, despite not registering a shot on target. Andre Schurrle’s wonderful early strike was cancelled out in the 20th minute when Jeff Hendrick’s effort went in off Joe Bryan. And three minutes later it was Denis Odoi who inadvertently beating Sergio 96

12 January 2019 15:09 St Angela's Ursuline crowned Munster champions after impressive win over STN Doon

St Angela’s Ursuline Waterford are Munster Post Primary Schools Senior A Camogie champions after a 1-11 to 0-5 victory over Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa Doon in Cappamore. The Waterford school dominated from the early stages and raced into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead thanks to Annie Fitzgerald and Abby Flynn. The dynamic duo hit all of St Angela’s scores in the nine-point 97

11 January 2019 11:08 Thomas Muller set to miss Liverpool clash through suspension

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller is set to miss both legs of the Champions League last-16 clash against Liverpool through suspension. Muller has been hit with a two-match ban by UEFA following his red card for an ugly tackle on Nicolas Tagliafico during the recent 3-3 draw with Ajax. Muller was shown a straight red card – the first of his career – after 101

09 January 2019 21:56 Manchester City on cloud nine as Gabriel Jesus bags four in semi-final rout

Gabriel Jesus struck four as Manchester City powered towards the Carabao Cup final with a ruthless 9-0 demolition of League One Burton at the Etihad Stadium. The tone for a one-sided semi-final first leg was set as Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring after just five minutes, with Jesus adding two and Oleksandr Zinchenko another before the break 207

09 January 2019 05:00 Samsung joins Apple to share global revenue pain

Samsung Electronics’ quarterly profit and revenue missed estimates on sputtering demand for memory chips during the last three months of 2018, the same period when Apple saw anemic sales in China. The South Korean company’s operating income fell to 10.8 trillion won (€8.4bn) in the quarter that ended in December, according to preliminary results, falling 116