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'I played tennis when I was younger in school - I was never that good' Jean Kleyn dreams of making Wimbledon one day. Photo: Sportsfile 1. What's your pre-training routine? I spend most of my time strapping my fingers and wrists. I don't really have much of a pre-training routine. I just get out, get a bit of a run in and...
Brexit gets a remix as social media users set Parliament and protests to music Music has long been known for its therapeutic qualities and some Britons have been hoping to lighten the country’s political mood. Musicians, comedians and social media users have been attempting to lighten the mood around Brexit with music, remixing moments from protests and Parliament into new compositions...
'Cringe of a performance' - people are horrified by Tom Hiddleston's Chinese vitamin advert Tom Hiddleston in the Centrum ad Tom Hiddleston has filmed an advert for Centrum for the Chinese market and it's leaving people on this side of the world a little confused. The confusion does not revolve, as you might expect, around language differences - the ad is mostly...
Shane Ross says John Delaney's bridging loan raises 'serious questions about FAI governance and financial controls' FAI Executive Vice President John Delaney, left, and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile SPORTS Minister Shane Ross has said a loan given by ex-FAI chief John Delaney to the organisation has “raised serious questions about governance and...
Driving up values: Properties around Center Parcs soar Driving seat: Maisie (6) and Bonnie Conway (5), from Ballymahon, try the off-road explorer experience at Center Parcs Longford Forest ahead of its opening. Photo: Kieran Harnett The sheer size of the Center Parcs Longford Forest scheme currently under way near Ballymahon has caused the price of an average property in the county...
Nama sold 90pc of loans to US private equity, UN claims State's bad bank has sold billions worth of loans to overseas investors The Nama/NTMA offices in Dublin, Since it was established a decade ago, Nama has acquired loans and assets worth more than €31.8bn. Over 90pc of all loans sold by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) have gone to international...
From red lines to Trump: 10 of the maddest Brexit moments Theresa May gets a kiss from her husband Philip John May. Photo: Getty IT’S been 1,009 days since the Brexit referendum. The UK was supposed to leave the EU today but that’s now been delayed. Here are 10 of the maddest moments in the whole chaotic saga. 1 The Brexit Vote...
ECB weighs deposit cost cut as rates hit banks The European Central Bank is studying options to reduce the charge that banks pay on some of their excess cash as a possible way to offset the side-effects of its ultra-easy policy, two sources have told Reuters. (Stock photo) The European Central Bank is studying options to reduce the charge that banks...
Sun-seekers bask in highs of 17C today but weekend weather to take a dismal turn 28/03/2019 Ev Dickson & Tommy Dickson (15 months) from the city centre enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin, Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins Ireland was warmer than parts of Italy and Spain today as the country basked in wall-to-wall sunshine. The capital has seen the best...
Dominic Raab and Boris Johnson to back Theresa May's 'painful' withdrawal agreement in vote Softening position: Boris Johnson is followed by media after leaving the cabinet office in Westminster. Photo: PA Boris Johnson has indicated he will back Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement in Friday’s House of Commons vote, writing on Twitter: “It is very painful to vote for this deal. But...

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