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Katie Byrne: 'Welcome to the modern office, where talking is out of bounds' Modern Life Katie ByrneWearspace blinkers Finding it hard to focus on your work without getting interrupted every three minutes? Japanese electronic giant, Panasonic, might have the solution. The brand's Future Life Factory has unveiled a prototype for wearable blinkers that are designed to limit your sense of sound and sight,...
Jury takes less than an hour to convict man of Melbourne car ramming murders He will be sentenced in January. James Gargasoulas, who drove a car through a crowd on a pedestrian-only Australian street last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, has been found guilty of murder (Lachlan V/AP) A 28-year-old has been found guilty of six counts of murder...
Editorial: 'Signs that hope and history can sometimes rhyme' Mr Higgins delivered his politically sensitive Armistice Day speech just hours before he was formally installed as Uachtarán na hÉireann for another seven-year term. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire Sometimes we do get things right in this country - even if it takes us many decades. Take President Michael D Higgins's speech yesterday...
Trump’s motorcade to cemetery would have disrupted roads, White House says World leaders met in France for commemorations for the Armistice centenary. The White House said poor weather meant Donald Trump could not travel by helicopter (Christian Hartmann via AP) Donald Trump did not want to disrupt Paris roads with a last-minute motorcade to a cemetery in northern France, the White House...
Tourism strategy aims to make county number one choice Aoife Patterson and Joan KavanaghMinister Simon Harris, who launched the strategy, with Pat Reid at the Brockagh Resource Centre A new Tourism Strategy and Marketing Plan for Co Wicklow aims to make the Garden County the no.1 choice for visitors seeking idyllic escapes. The plan, which was launched last week alongside a new...
Logistics and sales support group DCC sees its revenue jump 15pc DCC chief executive Donal Murphy Diversified Irish logistics and sales support group DCC has reported revenue of £1.86bn (€2bn) for the six months to 30 September. This represents a 15pc increase year-on-year. Adjusted operating profit increased 16pc to £142m (€163m) for the half year period, according to a trading update from the...
John Downing: 'As the clock ticks down to unpredictable endgame, Brexit bluster looks likely to break rhetoric-o-meter' Mrs May does not want Northern Ireland diverging from Britain. So, her proposal is that the whole of the UK stays aligned with the EU - in a customs union - until that long-term EU-UK deal is done. Stock photo: PA Wire/PA Images The...
Australia strawberry tampering suspect ‘motivated by spite or revenge’ Former farm supervisor My Ut Trinh appeared in court on Monday. Australia’s multimillion-pound strawberry industry suffered major financial losses (Tim Marsden/AAP via AP) A former strawberry farm supervisor retaliated over a workplace grievance by putting needles into the fruit, sparking recalls that devastated the industry in Australia, a court has heard. Magistrate Christine Roney...
Tourism strategy aims to make county No 1 choice Minister Simon Harris, who launched the strategy, with Pat Reid at the Brockagh Resource CentreAoife Patterson and Joan Kavanagh. A new Tourism Strategy and Marketing Plan for Co Wicklow aims to make the Garden County the no.1 choice for visitors seeking idyllic escapes. The plan, which was launched last week alongside a new...
Earnings increase at Eir despite decline in revenue Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon. Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortisation at Eir have increased 11pc year-on-year to €138m in the three months to 30 September. This is despite the group reporting a 1pc fall in revenue to €312m. Operating costs were down 12pc to €108m for the three month period, according to a...

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