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Letters to the Editor: 'Your capital has charm in spades – but it is dogged by one messy issue' Festive scene: Christmas lights on Grafton Street, Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron. It was our first visit to Dublin and Ireland and at Christmas. In the scheme of things, it was not a good idea. But, first, the positives: People were incredibly warm and...

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Gardaí had €350,000 taken from salaries over discipline breaches Fines: Monies were deducted from wages for a range of offences. Photo: Collins Members of An Garda Síochána were fined 4,595 times for disciplinary breaches over a five-year period, having a total of €357,930 deducted from their wages and salaries. The fines were imposed for a range of offences that included discreditable conduct,...
Nama to claw back €3.5bn from sale of loans by 2021 Minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Steve Humphreys NAMA expects to generate a surplus "of the order of €3.5bn" by the time it is wound up in 2020 or 2021. The cash will be used to pay off a share of the national debt, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said yesterday. The surplus will...
Rail passenger accidentally offered £10,000 ticket, days after fare rise A similar fare on the London Bridge to Gatwick Airport route was priced at £11. Train services have apologised after a customer was offered a £10,000 fare by a ticket machine. Traveller Lucy Watson posted a photo of the machine at London Bridge station, which showed the inflated price for a single...
Musher’s Twitter thread shows the world how much character her 20 sled dogs have Come and meet the gang, one by one. Blair Braverman’s sled dogs run in front of the mountains (Blair Braverman) When Blair Braverman attempts to travel the 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome in Alaska this March, she will do so with no human company, but with 14...
Knock's up: UK routes spur Ireland West to record number of passengers Flying high: Joe Gilmore, the CEO of Ireland West Airport in Co Mayo IRELAND West Airport, formerly Knock Airport, had another record year in 2018, with more than 770,000 passengers. That beat its previous record of 750,000. The airport said its performance was boosted by flights to and from the...
'If we didn't have Airbnb, I fear we'd be homeless' - host's worry ahead of crackdown Critical: Gordon Kelley fears his family would be homeless if it wasn’t for the money they make on Airbnb An Airbnb host who says short-term letting is helping his family pay back the €300,000 loans they used to build their home has criticised the Government's...
Satellite images reveal dramatic impact of volcano’s collapse on island Anak Krakatau’s eruption triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia last month. Anak Krakatau before and after eruption and collapse (Planet Labs Inc/PA) New satellite images have revealed how volcano Anak Krakatau has transformed the shape of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait island after an eruption triggered a deadly tsunami. The shots, taken by Planet Labs’s...
Mitt Romney: 'The president shapes the public character of the US - and Trump is falling short' Handshake: Trump endorsed Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign. Photo: Reuters The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December. The departures of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the...
Pink gin just the tonic for drinks firms Tipple: Peter O’Connor making pink gin and tonics at Cafe en Seine on Dawson St, Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren For the Instagram brigade, it's the perfect clinking glass of rose-hued seduction. For others, the lurid pink wash is just far too reminiscent of a visit to the dentist. But whatever the associations conjured up by...

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