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Man 'threatened prospective buyers' of land being sold by receiver Court heard it appeared he moved cattle on to the land without the consent of their owner Car dealer: John Kane arriving at the High Court yesterday. Photo: Kyran O'Brien A car dealer has been warned he faces being jailed for a third time for contempt of court for frustrating efforts by...
'We don't know what would happen if I died' - Same sex parents not legally connected to their biological children Ranae and Audrey with daughters Ava and Arya Many biological parents in same sex couples are not legally connected to their children and new legislation fails to resolve the situation. The new laws will allow for some same sex couples to both...
Rosslare approved as one of two border control posts Europort will be one of two ports with facilities for border control checks in Ireland ahead of brexit The entrance to the 16-acre site in Rosslare which will temporarily house customs checks Rosslare Europort may have taken a major step closer to obtaining tier one port status after being approved by the European...
‘World’s biggest plane’ completes first flight Stratolaunch was established by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Stratolaunch makes its historic first flight from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California (Matt Hartman/AP) A giant aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan has landed after its first ever flight. The twin-fuselage Stratolaunch jet landed two hours after taking off from Mojave Air and Space Port...
Sniffer dogs provide fresh hope of detecting lung cancer earlier Researchers in the US showed beagles were able to detect tumours in samples of human blood with nearly 97pc accuracy. Stock Image Dogs can sniff out lung cancer, scientists have proved for the first time in a breakthrough that could lead to an early diagnosis of the condition. Researchers in the US...
Woodie's DIY owner acquires Dutch business for €131m  Gavin Slark, CEO of Grafton Grafton Group has acquired Dutch business Polvo for €131m on a debt free and cash free basis. Polvo is one of the top three businesses in the specialist ironmongery, tools, ventilation systems, fixings and related products market in the Netherlands.  It trades from 51 branches. Polvo reported revenue of €127.3m and...
Pope warns against being judgmental as he ushers in Holy Week Thousands gathered at the Vatican in Rome for Palm Sunday. Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter’s Square (Gregorio Borgia/AP) Pope Francis warned against being judgmental and too full of oneself, in his Palm Sunday homily to thousands of people during Mass in St Peter’s Square in Rome. He cautioned...
Serbian vulture flown home after Turkey misadventure The one-year-old female griffon vulture named Dobrila was found near the Syrian border. Griffon vultures are a protected species in Serbia (Andrew Milligan/PA) A vulture which flew hundreds of miles from its home on a Serbian nature reserve has been flown home from Turkey by plane. The one-year-old female griffon vulture named Dobrila from the nature...
Graduates pocket up to €220,000 extra as universities return €9bn a year to economy The study, the first on the sector, assesses the value of colleges across a range of areas. Stock Image: PA A degree is worth an average €106,000 in a university graduate's pocket, rising to more than double, €220,000, if they go all the way to a PhD. The...
'I heard my body rip open during childbirth, immense pain engulfed me' Childbirth agony: Nuala Hoey was one of hundreds of women who revealed their experiences on ‘Liveline’. Photo: Tony Gavin A woman who said she heard her body "tear open" during childbirth is calling on the HSE to investigate complaints about maternity care and address a "patriarchal" health system. Nuala Hoey...

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