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Probate delays add to housing shortage Long waits having an impact: Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien. Photo: Tom Burke Delays in validating wills is contributing to the chronic shortage of housing. New figures show that it can take up to 20 weeks before families receive probate after a loved one has died. This is causing financial stress for families and reducing the number...
Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods climbs to 85 A resident carries his livestock following a landslide at Cisolok district in Sukabumi, West Java province, Indonesia. Picture: Antara Foto/Nurul Ramadhan/ via Reuters The death toll from landslides and devastating floods in the central Philippines triggered by a tropical depression climbed to 85, officials said on Wednesday, and 20 people were missing...
© Reuters. The U.S. dollar rose on Monday. Investing.com - The U.S. dollar rallied from an earlier low as sterling...

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Euro marks 20th birthday with plenty of uncertainty ahead The Euro has turned 20 (Niall Carson/PA) On January 1, 1999, the euro came into existence. Twenty years on, there are plenty of questions about where to go from here, but having survived the fire of the financial crisis, the single currency's popularity stands at an all-time high. The eurozone has expanded from...
Next rises to top of FTSE 100 but Apple takes bite out of market The likes of Tesco, Associated British Foods, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer were riding high. Retailers had a good day (PA) Retailers rose to the top of the FTSE 100 on Thursday following a decent showing from high street chain Next, but it wasn’t enough to lift London’s...
'Ordinary bloke with many talents'- family pay tribute at funeral of actor Jer O'Leary The Funeral of Jer O’Leary leaving his Funeral mass in St Agatha’s Church,North Strand Photo: Kyran O'BrienMary Lou Mc Donald and Gerry Adams at the Funeral of Jer O’Leary in St Agatha’s Church North Strand . Photo: Kyran O'BrienJim Sheridan at The Funeral of Jer O’Leary...
Mark Keenan: 'Only certainty is more uncertainty as UK exit moves toward endgame'    Stock image 'Brexit affects the property market too," is the core message from this year's Irish Independent/REA annual house price forecast. But while discussions over Brexit have thus far broached fears for our farming sector, food imports, freedom of travel and medical supplies, little has been said about the...
John Downing: 'Good humour and sense of fun masked a keen political tactician' Debut: Peter Kelly with wife Maura and daughter Emily on his first day in the Dáil as the new Fianna Fáil deputy for Longford-Roscommon in 2002. Photo: Tom Burke Peter Kelly, who has died aged 74, was voted "political rookie of the year" at Leinster House back in...
‘Nobody will go hungry’: Varadkar’s warning on food supply Hard Brexit looms just as State coffers back in black for first time since crash The Taoiseach insisted preparations for a hard Brexit were being escalated. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insists "nobody will go hungry" despite warnings about the availability of some foodstuffs following a hard Brexit. Mr Varadkar acknowledged Ireland...
Trustee asks court to find Dunne in contempt Bankruptcy: Businessman Seán Dunne had debts of €700m in 2013. Photo: Collins Courts A bankruptcy official has asked a US court to hold Irish property developer Seán Dunne in contempt for a second time for not disclosing emails about his business dealings. Trustee Richard Coan also urged the court to "impose an adverse inference"...

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