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Dog sled squad that went viral whittled down to final 14 for endurance race The dog team have been reduced from a squad of 20 to 14. Blair Braverman’s sled dogs run in front of the mountains (Blair Braverman) A group of sled dogs who went viral earlier in 2019 have been whittled down to a final team ahead of the Iditarod...
Letters to the Editor: 'Passion will liberate our players to conquer France' 'Rugby is psychological warfare. Do not underestimate its effect, not only on the Irish team but also on the Irish nation' Photo: Reuters The commentators behave like lemmings: running headlong into a sea of oblivion because of some poor performances by the Irish rugby team. This is fixable: revert to...
Editorial: 'More explanations needed over Facebook and Kenny' Photo: Stock 'There is no point in having an inside track unless you run on it." These words of a wise, battle-hardened but unnamed Irish politician belong to the last century. But they still have resonance about realpolitik and the way of the world. Thus Facebook, arguably the most powerful company in the modern...
Mary O'Rourke: 'Confidence and supply lacks a little respect' Micheal Martin is a fine leader and should seize his chance to steer FF to election success CONFIDENCE AND SUPPLY, PART ONE: In 1988, in the aftermath of Alan Dukes’s Tallaght strategy, Minister Mary O’Rourke, Taoiseach Charlie Haughey and Labour Minister Bertie Ahern meet for talks with teachers’ unions at Government Buildings Now,...
Police called to check on welfare of carboard cutout of man A cutout of millionaire and inventor Mike Lindell which alarmed a resident in the northern US state of Minnesota Photo credit: Jordan Police Department/PA Wire Police in the snowy northern US state of Minnesota received a surprise on Thursday when they were called to check on the welfare of a cardboard...
Paul McNeive: 'Retail rebalancing act still has some way to go' The right moves Paul McNeive Traditional bricks-and-mortar retailing is continuing to take a hammering worldwide, and my instinct is that we are nowhere near the bottom yet. The main reason is the huge ongoing shift to online retailing, but there are other factors too. The problem seems to have visibly worsened over...
John Daly: 'Still held in awe by Kelly's timeless tales'    Photo: PA I stayed up all night to watch the Oscars last week, a notion that proved as ambitious as it was foolhardy. Maybe it's the lack of characters like Jack Nicholson or prevalence of gushiness over eloquence in the speeches, but this so-called 'night of a thousand stars' is becoming...
Colm McCarthy: 'There must be financial prudence with the planning of major public projects' Three recent debacles in major capital projects show the need for care before making political commitments 'Depending on whose estimates of ultimate cost are to be believed, the NCH cost appears to have at least doubled, or possibly trebled, since the project was approved less than four...
Memorial for synagogue destroyed by Nazis vandalised The memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, is pictured after it was vandalised (Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP)FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images A memorial stone marking the site of a former synagogue destroyed by the Nazis has been vandalised in Strasbourg. Officials said the...
Investors swoop on pre-Brexit bargain properties in London Reality check: Some real estate analysts believe the London property market has been experiencing a price bubble since the financial crisis The view south from Hill House, a 14-storey apartment block perched on a hill in North London, is about as spectacular as it gets in the sprawling British capital. Floor-to-ceiling windows on every...

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