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Provident takeover war continues as NSF insists no capital raise needed The idea was put forward by Provident in the latest war of words between the firms. Provident is the subject of a takeover bid (Provident Financial/PA) Non-Standard Finance has dismissed suggestions that it would have to raise fresh capital if the sub-prime lender was to succeed in its £1.3 billion takeover...
Crown Jewel: a simple but stately home with Arts and Crafts proportions and high finishes Cherry Lawn, Killarney Road, Bray, Co Wicklow Asking price: €750,000 Agent: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6318402 Cherry Lawn was designed in the proportions and high finishes demanded of that eraThe exterior showing the Arts and Crafts proportionsA modern open plan kitchen is also well lit from aboveThe are...
Varadkar hasn't given up hope of Brexit deal this summer Leo Varadkar. Photo: Frank Mc Grath THE Taoiseach hasn't given up hope that British politicians can reach a Brexit deal before the Westminster summer recess. Leo Varadkar rejected suggestions that it's inconceivable that British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party could come to an agreement with Labour on how to overcome the...
Property prices hit ceiling as loan limits cool market Capital cools: Second quarter of price declines seen in Dublin Regional slowdown: Prices still rise but less quickly, says report Marian Finnegan, chief economist at Sherry Fitzgerald. Photo: Doug O'Connor(Stock photo) Property prices have hit a ceiling as lending limits restrict the pace of growth. The capital city in particular has seen...
Trump withdraws from UN arms treaty, as NRA crowd cheers in delight U.S. President Donald Trump tosses a pen to the crowd after signing an executive order as he announces that the United States will drop out of the Arms Trade Treaty. Photo:  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson President Donald Trump told the National Rifle Association on Friday he was pulling the United States out of an international...
Man wins £10,000 after bet on eight-year-old Judd Trump finally pays off Neil Morrice placed the bet in 1998 after watching the future world snooker champion play a single frame. Happy punter Neil Morrice (left) celebrates with a friend after Judd Trump (right) became world champion (Neil Morrice/PA) A punter has won £10,000 after Judd Trump’s victory in the World Snooker Championship...
Peter Canavan: 'Conversion from running men to kicking kings more evolution than revolution'   Mickey Harte hasn’t thrown the baby out with the bath water. Photo: Sportsfile The championship starts for us in Tyrone in the way the last few have - with a real sense of hope that this is the year it all comes together. I've written before in these pages...
Tariff turmoil bites: EU emerges as the ‘dog with a bone’ in US-China trade war Donald Trump (Brian Lawless/PA) The latest global monthly trade figures show a downturn and indicate that volumes will fall through the year, which looks like bad news for our exporters. Data published by the CPB Netherlands Bureau, a body whose numbers are watched closely, showed that world...
Europe's economic rebound shows Draghi got it right ECB president Mario Draghi. Photo: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach The European Central Bank faced a torrid start to the year, as critics said it was not providing enough stimulus to a slowing eurozone economy. In retrospect policy makers may have got it just right. The economy in the currency union expanded by 0.4pc in the first...
Field of dreams - Tipperary farmer helps friend plough his election furrow The epic 'Vote for Joe' slogan constructed using a power harrow by farmer Ciaran Slattery. A farmer in Co Tipperary is hoping that his ploughing skills will help his friend running in the local elections to reach for the sky. Tillage and beef farmer Ciaran Slattery whose family are the...

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