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10 January 2019 22:44 Axa to move EU jobs to Dublin

French insurer Axa has said it will handle its international risk and reinsurance through an Irish unit in light of Britain’s plans to leave the EU. CEO Thomas Buberl said that Axa’s recently acquired XL division had already initiated the plans to move some staff to Ireland from the UK before its eventual takeover by Axa last year. “It will be mostly 126

07 January 2019 15:43 Wartime shell prompts security alert in Co Fermanagh

A First World War shell has been discovered near Enniskillen police station in Co Fermanagh. It was found during nearby building work and prompted a security alert, with flats and a park evacuated and a cordon placed on part of Lough Erne. PSNI chief inspector Graham Dodds said: “I appreciate this will cause disruption in the area for those impacted 100

04 January 2019 17:04 Everton boss Silva will not change transfer strategy

Everton manager Marco Silva insists he will not change his strategy on transfers and there will be no panic buys in response to their poor recent form. The Toffees have won just once in the last eight matches – against a Burnley side who were struggling at the time – as results took a nose-dive. However, Silva will not make any snap decisions in the January 92

28 December 2018 14:06 1 in 4 experienced flight delays of over 2 hours this year, survey finds

One in four people experienced flight delays of more than two hours in 2018, according to a new survey. The research, which was conducted by AA Travel Insurance, found that 19% of passengers had experienced a two-hour or more delay, while 6% of respondents said they had experienced such delays on multiple flights throughout the year. The survey of 4,000 respondents 90

23 December 2018 07:47 Japanese court approves 10-day detention for Nissan’s ex-chairman

A Japanese court has approved prosecutors’ request to keep Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn in detention for another 10 days. The Tokyo District Court said that the approval is for prosecutors to investigate further his third allegation of breach of trust for causing Nissan a loss of 1.8 billion yen (€13.3m) in 2008. Sunday’s extension allows prosecutors 98

21 December 2018 07:03 Japan prosecutors file new allegation against Nissan’s Ghosn

Japanese prosecutors have added a new allegation of breach of trust against Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn, along with another executive Greg Kelly, was arrested on November 19 and charged with under-reporting his income by nearly 10 billion yen (£63 million). The fresh allegations were filed a day after a court rejected prosecutors’ request 95

20 December 2018 07:00 Fed plots rate hikes that may disappoint many in market

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates last night and said it was keeping the core of its plan to tighten monetary policy intact even as central bank officials said they would likely slow the pace of further rate increases next year. After weeks of market volatility and calls by President Donald Trump to stop increasing borrowing costs, the Fed lifted 88

13 December 2018 15:37 Simon Coveney hits back after being accused of 'Andrex puppy response' over Brexit planning

The Brexit backstop is not about the UK but is about ensuring no border infrastructure re-emerges on the island of Ireland under any circumstances, the Tánaiste has said. Simon Coveney also said any reassurances being sought by British Prime Minister Theresa May could not be allowed to undermine the purpose of the backstop. “What is being looked at now seriously 74

06 December 2018 15:48 Schools to face inspections on child protection policies

Schools are to face inspections looking solely at their child protection policies and how they are operated from early next year. The Department of Education’s inspectorate has already trialed the inspection system this term at a small number of schools and other education settings. But officials are worried that its wider rollout will add to concerns 65

28 November 2018 06:20 Comment: ‘Prudent’ budget was anything but that

In the foreword to his department’s key pre-budget economic forecasts in June, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said he was determined to follow a “prudent” path because pumping up spending “in an economy at full employment entails risks”. The Summer Economic Statement, which was published four months before the budget, uses the word “prudent” a further 89