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Conor McGregor pleads not guilty to 'strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief' in Miami Conor McGregor CONOR McGregor has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to 'strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief'. It follows the Dubliner’s arrest in Miami Beach, Florida last month where he allegedly slapped a phone out of a fan’s hand and stomped on it as he tried to take a...

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'Immediate no-deal threat off table, but it continues to exist' - UK chancellor Threat of no deal still looms: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will still need to get a deal through the House of Commons despite this latest extension UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has said that while the "immediate threat" of a no-deal Brexit has been taken off the table,...

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ACROSS: SUNDAY INDEPENDENT QUIZWORD No409 ACROSS: 7. What did Seamus Ennis play? (8,5) 8. What do you call a boxer who leads with their right hand? (8) 9. Who sang 99 Red Balloons? (4) 10. The Belfast ______ are one of the leading teams in the UK's ice hockey league. (6) 12. Complete the name of this acclaimed Canadian group: ______ Fire. (6) 14....
Africa's richest man withdrew €8.8m just to 'believe' he had money Aliko Dangote Africa’s richest man has recounted withdrawing $10m (€8.88m) just to look at it and prove to himself he was rich. Aliko Dangote, who owns the Dangote Group, told the story at a forum in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on Saturday. “When you first start a business your target is to make...
State 'jeopardising global markets' says tech chief Philip Martin High-speed fibre broadband is essential for companies in rural Ireland servicing global markets, said Philip Martin, chief executive officer of Cora Systems. His company, which has its headquarters in Carrick-on-Shannon, is a world leader in enterprise project and portfolio management for global organisations and Government agencies. It employs 65 people and manages more than...
Donegal Investment Group invests in Indian seed potato start-up Consumption of potatoes has increased rapidly in India in the last 20 years IPM Potato Group, a subsidiary of Donegal Investment Group, has invested in a seed potato start-up based out of Bangalore, India. Utkal Tubers, which was set-up in 2016, operates in seven states across India. Through its partnership with IPM, Utkal will...
Video shows Manchester Airport baggage handler doing press-ups in cargo hold An energised airport employee got some exercise in while waiting for suitcases to arrive. (Andy Lee/PA) An energised baggage handler was spotted doing press-ups between loads while working in the hold of a plane at Manchester Airport. EasyJet passenger Andy Lee took footage of the handler fitting in an exercise routine while...
Connacht hold off Cardiff comeback to secure Champions Cup rugby and PRO 14 playoff clash with Ulster Connacht 29 Cardiff Blues 22 Bundee Aki of Connacht celebrates his side's second try, scored by team-mate Gavin Thornbury, during the Guinness PRO14 Round 20 match between Connacht and Cardiff Blues at The Sportsground in Galway. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile Not your average game...
Supermarket chain apologises after Easter chocolate duck branded 'racist' Waitrose has apologised after shoppers implied it was racist for labelling a dark chocolate Easter duckling "Ugly" and re-released the ducklings with redesigned packaging Photo credit: Waitrose/PA Wire Waitrose has apologised after shoppers implied it was racist for labelling a dark chocolate Easter duckling "Ugly". The figure was part of an £8 (€9.30)  trio,...
Canada’s Garda World considers offer for G4S G4S shares jumped following the news that the company was considering a possible takeover. G4S is being targeted by Canadian security firm Garda (PA) Shares in G4S have surged after Canadian security firm Garda World Security confirmed it is considering a takeover of the British firm. Garda said that it is in the preliminary stages of...

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