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'My parents would rent out our house and we'd move into a caravan' - Armada Hotel owner John Burke on conquering Everest and financial pressures Armada Hotel owner John Burke conquered Everest and financial pressures, he tells Fearghal O'Connor Armada Hotel owner John Burke at Spanish Point, Co Clare. Photo: Arthur EllisWest world: John Burke and Aoibhin Garrihy at Spanish Point,...
Catherine O'Mahony: 'Silencing a feminist voice of reason is grim message from a Church that seeks only women's obedience' Lucetta Scaraffia. Photo: AP Late last year a small but compelling exposé ran in a little-known Catholic magazine called 'Women Church World'. It was called "The (almost) free work of sisters", and it talked about nuns who serve meals to bishops and then...
Gene Kerrigan: Rampaging rich pawing the ground again Behind the scenes, politicians face pressures on making decisions that affect us - we need to be heard, writes Gene Kerrigan There was a meeting four months ago, on November 22, at which the mood of Irish politics was assessed, with a view to advancing the interests of rich people. That's not what was...
Letters to the Editor: 'The only thing May has achieved is the title of worst British prime minister there’s ever been' No deal: British Prime Minister Theresa May and EC President Jean-Claude Juncker at an EU leaders’ summit last year. Photo: Reuters The emollience of the UK has now been vehemently tested by Theresa May and her total intransigence since the...
Superdry founder Julian Dunkerton faces day of reckoning The Superdry co-founder will face an investor ballot on his comeback on Tuesday. Julian Dunkerton will face a vote on Tuesday (PA) Superdry founder Julian Dunkerton is gearing up for a crunch shareholder vote next week as his long-running fight to return to the fashion chain’s board nears a climax. Mr Dunkerton will face an...
Healthy fast-food chain Leon aims to create 600 jobs in Ireland by 2023 Leon plans to open 20 restaurants in Ireland over the next five years Healthy fast-food chain Leon plans to open 20 restaurants across Ireland over the next five years, creating 600 jobs. The news comes as the UK group announced its first Irish location in Dublin’s Temple Bar, opening...
Less Exodus, more Holy Grail: Boris Johnson mocked for U-turn on Brexit deal Mr Johnson has reportedly changed his mind after the Prime Minister said she would step down. Boris Johnson became the talk of Twitter after reports that he was planning a dramatic U-turn to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Mr Johnson had previously been an outspoken opponent of the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal...
FAI appoint global auditing group to conduct 'in-depth external review of all matters' as pressure mounts NEW ROLE: Former FAI CEO John Delaney The Football Association of Ireland have appointed international auditing group Mazars to undergo an “in-depth external review of all matters” as questions relating to the association’s finances and Executive Vice President John Delaney continue to be raised.   In a...

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Rare collection from the poster boy of Irish tourism Setting the scene: A 1953 poster of Blarney CastleA 1949 poster for Lough Derg is up for saleThe bronze death mask of Robert Emmet Can't afford a Paul Henry? You wouldn't be the only one. His paintings frequently fetch six figure sums. Most famously, The Potato Diggers (1910-11) sold for €400,000 at...
Mallow gearing up for annual Racing Home for Easter fest Mallow once again expecting a huge influx of visitors for 10th annual Easter festival Carol, Doireann and Méabh O’Keeffe, Whitechurch and Mallow Chamber president Pat Hayes with Damian and Shamrock the Horse at Mallow Castle during the 2018 Racing Home for Easter Festival. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald With just over a month...

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