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15 January 2019 11:50 Marks & Spencer announces UK store closures, putting 1,000 jobs at risk

More than 1,000 jobs at Marks & Spencer are at risk as the retailer announced its latest round of store closures as part of a drastic transformation plan. The retailer released a list of 17 UK stores proposed for closure on Tuesday, in a move which will affect 1,045 employees. As part of an accelerated store closure programme, M&S is on track to close 2

13 January 2019 19:19 Joe Canning's stoppage-time sideline cut gives Galway win over Dublin

If Galway were attempting to keep Joe Canning under wraps and to allow him a low-key start to 2019, they didn't do a very good job of it. Wearing number 22, which corresponded to Joseph Cooney in the match programme, the 2017 Hurler of the Year slipped into the action as a late substitute. Within minutes he was involved in two huge moments; firstly being 3

11 January 2019 11:42 China broadcasts ‘thrilling’ pictures from rover on far side of moon

China has broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the far side of the moon, in what its space programme hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission to the less-known part of the lunar surface. The pictures on state broadcaster CCTV showed the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang’e 4 spacecraft that transported it on the first soft landing 5

09 January 2019 13:27 Gardaí establish new units to tackle sexual abuse and domestic violence

Six new divisional units specialising in the investigation of sexual and domestic crimes have been set up, Garda HQ has announced. The Protective Services Units have been established in Dublin Metropolitan Region South Central, Kerry, Kilkenny, Galway, Waterford and Limerick. In a statement, Garda HQ said the units had gone “live” but added that training 2

02 January 2019 08:40 Iarnród Éireann begins first ever external recruitment programme for train drivers

Irish Rail is launching its first ever external recruitment drive for train drivers. The company's hoping to hire an extra 100 staff as part of the initiative. It says external recruitment is now needed because of existing workers retiring and growing passenger numbers. People from across the country are being encouraged to apply with a starting salary 3

31 December 2018 10:12 US ambassador to UK casts doubt on bilateral trade deal if May’s Brexit plan succeeds

A “massive bilateral trade deal” between Britain and America is unlikely to be possible if Theresa May’s Brexit deal succeeds, the US ambassador to the UK has claimed. Woody Johnson said US President Donald Trump would look positively at an outcome which enabled America to strike major trade agreements with the UK. But he cautioned that if the British 2

29 December 2018 08:07 Fine Gael TD calls for Local Link scheme to be extended

Fine Gael is calling on the Transport Minister to extend the evening and weekend Local Link bus routes into 2019. The Local Link Rural Transport Programme is a nationwide rural bus service which operates between rural areas and local towns and villages. The operating hours were extended to evenings and weekends in July on a pilot basis. Fine Gael TD for Kildare 5

28 December 2018 18:53 Joe Cole returns to Chelsea to join academy coaching staff

Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole is set to return to the club in a coaching role. The 37-year-old, who played for the Blues between 2003 and 2010, will work with various age groups, including the under-18s and development squad, while continuing to study for his coaching qualifications. Head of youth development at Chelsea Neil Bath told the club’s 2

27 December 2018 06:28 22 Syrian families, including 58 children, resettled in Ireland

Twenty-two Syrian families including 58 children were resettled in Ireland on Thursday. The families have been living in the UNHCR refugee camp in Lebanon since fleeing the conflict in Syria. One hundred and five people have been resettled in Ireland, including 58 children. They join 97 people resettled in Ireland from Lebanon last week, bringing the total 2

26 December 2018 10:11 More than ┬Б17,000 raised for UK workers laid off on Christmas Eve

More than £17,000 (Рѓг18,900) has been raised for workers at a computer components plant in the UK who were laid off on Christmas Eve. A total of 310 staff at the Kaiam plant in Livingston, West Lothian, were told they were being made redundant immediately on December 24. Those who had been laid off have been told they will not be paid and will have to claim 3