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16 August 2018 07:05 An Post seeking 300 voluntary redundancies and may move HQ from GPO as part of cost-cutting measures

An Post is seeking up to 300 voluntary redundancies over the coming months. It is part of the companies cost-cutting measures - which may also see the move of it's headquarters from Dublin's O'Connell Street to another location. The company says, the retail Post Office, parcel hall and 'Witness History' Visitor Centre will remain in place at the HQ. Head of Corporate

15 August 2018 18:00 'The Leaving Cert doesn't define you. My life has completely turned around since this time last year'

A year on from her own Leaving Cert results of 200 points, Sadb Molloy is on her way to UCD. I SAT THE Leaving Cert last year, absolutely terrified as before then I was 99% sure I was just not going to show up. I wasn’t prepared. I wasn’t “smart” like everyone else, and I wasn’t doing many higher level subjects, so I thought what is the point in this? I’m not going

14 August 2018 08:56 Stephen Rochford commits to fourth season in charge of Mayo

Rochford is understood to have informed members of the Mayo squad last week. STEPHEN ROCHFORD HAS has decided to commit to a fourth season in charge of the Mayo senior football team. Rochford met with Mayo GAA Board chairman, Mike Connelly, to confirm that he will return for the 2019 season and also informed the members of the Mayo squad last week. The Crossmolina 1

14 August 2018 05:01 Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better. A NEW STUDY has suggested that a less widely used labour pain relief drug could be more effective for women than the one used in most Irish and UK hospitals. The research looked at the drug remifentanil and found that women who were given it were half as likely 1

13 August 2018 20:43 Hozier to play three charity gigs in Dublin next month

MUSICIAN HOZIER WILL make his return to the Irish stage next month as he plays three charity gigs in Dublin’s Academy. The live rehearsal shows will see proceeds going to charities Safe Ireland, One In Four and the Peter McVerry Trust. Another show at Koko in London will see proceeds given to the War Child charity. The shows come as the Wicklow singer 1

10 August 2018 09:26 New poll suggests UK would vote to Remain if Brexit vote was held today

The poll was conducted by YouGov on behalf of the People’s Vote campaign, a pro-Remain group. VOTERS IN THE UK would vote to remain in the EU were a second Brexit vote to be held today, a new poll suggests. The YouGov poll, conducted on behalf of the People’s Vote campaign, a pro-Remain group, suggests that the vote for Remain would now triumph by a margin

09 August 2018 21:14 Ant McPartlin won't present any TV shows until next year

The presenter won’t be involved in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! this year. ANT MCPARTLIN HAS announced he will not return to presenting television shows until next year. McPartlin had taken time off work after being charged with drink-driving earlier this year. He had been involved in a collision with two other cars in London in March. The following 6

09 August 2018 09:28 Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget. THE INDEPENDENT ALLIANCE has tabled a list of budget suggestions with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. According to the Irish Times the suggestions, contained in a document presented to Donohoe, includes Shane Ross’s by-now infamous ‘granny grant’ idea, and a call for tolls 1

09 August 2018 05:15 Cork city to try Patrick Street car ban for the second time

The last time things didn’t go so well. TODAY MARKS CORK City’s second attempt to introduce a car ban on one of its busiest streets in a bid to reduce congestion. From half three this afternoon, private cars will no longer be allowed to drive down Patrick’s Street, one of the city’s main arteries. The only vehicles which will be allowed go down that road will be taxis 2

08 August 2018 18:55 'I gave him a look to make sure he knew I was there': Leon Reid powers into European 200m final

The Menapians club man clocked 20.38 seconds in his semi-final and is capable of going faster in tomorrow’s final. RECENTLY-TRANSFERRED TEAM Ireland sprinter Leon Reid produced another scorching run to earn a place in tomorrow night’s European Championship 200m final in Berlin. Bath-born Reid, eligible for Ireland through his mother, took the second 2