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Shillelagh: a special place with a rich past Reporter David Medcalf spoke to outgoing chairman of the Shillelagh People's Property Company Peter Houlihan about how one village in South Wicklow is fighting back against the spectre of rural decline Committee members of the Shillelagh People’s Property Company Lar Behan, Peter Houlihan, Tommy Murphy, Gerry Cassidy, Darragh Gregan and Joe Dolan outside...
CEO of Irish 'unicorn' software firm Intercom responds to HR complaints, apologises for 'poor judgement' Eoghan McCabe of Intercom The chief executive of the Irish ‘unicorn’ software firm Intercom has apologised for “poor judgement” after the US tech journal ‘The Information’ published an investigation highlighting reported HR complaints against the tech founder. Intercom, which is currently Ireland’s most successful tech company with...
Eoin Ó Broin: 'It's time to abandon this Government's reliance on private sector to deliver homes' Pressure: Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced a no-confidence motion in the Dáil in September. Photo: Frank McGrath Fine Gael has been in Government for eight years. During that time access to secure and affordable accommodation has become increasingly out of reach for tens of thousands...
A peek inside France's most unlikely love affair in new book on the Macrons As a new book lifts the lid on the romance between the French president and his wife, 24 years his senior, the Macrons never fail to fascinate, writes David Chazan Power couple: French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte. Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images They are one of the...

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Irish universities contribute €8.9bn to the economy but is this under threat from a decade of underfunding? Irish universities have become the lifeblood of the country by fuelling our cultural and social development, feeding the workforce with skilled workers and boosting the exchequer by €8.9bn a year. We’re living in a digital age where it is vital that our educational institutions...
Lucas Moura in tears as he hears commentary of Tottenham winner from Brazil ‘It’s difficult to speak because I’m overcome at this moment.’ (Adam Davy/PA) Lucas Moura dissolved in tears as he listened to commentary of the moment he took Tottenham to the Champions League final. Speaking to reporters from his native Brazil after his hat-trick led Spurs to a remarkable comeback win...
PTSB has over 900 homes in possession   Stock image State-backed Permanent TSB had 960 properties in possession, with 200 for sale, at the end of March. The majority of these homes are as a result of the targeted voluntary surrender programme, which the bank ran on the buy-to-let portfolio, it said in a trading update. Please log in or register with Independent.ie for...
Buffett backs Kraft Heinz after 'misconduct' revealed No change: Kraft Heinz shares hardly moved in early trading in New York, though the stock is down about 25pc this year. Photo: Bloomberg Packaged-food giant Kraft Heinz plans to restate earnings for 2016, 2017 and part of 2018, and said that it found evidence of employee misconduct in procurement that increased the cost...
Jailed Reuters reporters released after Burmese pardon They had been detained for more than 500 days. Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw She Oo wave as they walk out from Insein Prison (Thein Zaw/AP) Two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking Burma’s Official Secrets Act over reporting on security forces’ abuses of Rohingya Muslims have been pardoned and released. The convictions...
40 people arrested in Rotherham child sex abuse probe Stock photo Detectives investigating child sexual exploitation in the UK city of Rotherham have arrested 40 people over the past two months. The 38 men and two women were questioned following allegations made by 13 victims about sexual abuse against them between 1997 and 2015, the UK's National Crime Agency said. The arrests are...

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