Early general election would do irreparable damage to Ireland, says minister

Early general election would do irreparable damage to Ireland, says minister John Halligan said an early poll would jeopardise Ireland’s economy and that politicians should put country over party. Minister John Halligan said an early general...

Two candidates confident of win in Zimbabwe’s first presidential election since Mugabe’s removal

Two candidates confident of win in Zimbabwe's first presidential election since Mugabe's removal Civil society groups collating results, say tight race ZEC expected to release results within five days of vote Vote counting ongoing in...

Entries now open for 2018 Farmer of the Year awards

Entries now open for 2018 Farmer of the Year awards Claire Fox from Farming Independent, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed; and Graham Minogue from Zurich Insurance, at the launch of the Farmer of the Year...

Zimbabwean opposition claims soldiers hunting its supporters for detention

Zimbabwean opposition claims soldiers hunting its supporters for detention Spokesman Nkululeko Sibanda claimed many people have gone into hiding following violence sparked by the election result. Opposition party supporters arrested during a raid arrive a court...

UK growth set to rebound as summer weather defrosts economy

UK growth set to rebound as summer weather defrosts economy Economic growth in the second quarter is expected to reach 0.4%. The recent heatwave is expected to have boosted the economy (PA) UK economic growth is expected...

JFK Trust to mark 30 years afloat with major event in September

JFK Trust to mark 30 years afloat with major event in September Michael Ryan, first chairperson of the JFK Trust with Walter O’Leary, current chairpersonMembers of the first board of the JFK Trust, Michael Ryan,...

Zimbabwe’s ruling party wins majority in parliament, opposition questions poll

Zimbabwe's ruling party wins majority in parliament, opposition questions poll Zimbabwe President and candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa Photo: AFP/GettyPeople look at results placed outside a polling station in Harare (AP)Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic...

Japan plans to take the pain out of Monday morning blues

Japan plans to take the pain out of Monday morning blues Shining Monday is part of a broader plan to encourage companies to cut down on employees’ overtime and get them out of the office...

European economy slows amid global trade war fears

European economy slows amid global trade war fears Growth eased to 0.3%, down from 0.4% in the first quarter. There are fears of a global trade war over the policies pursued by US president Donald Trump...

Predicting Brexit fallout ‘easiest call in 25 years’ – Carney

Predicting Brexit fallout 'easiest call in 25 years' - Carney BoE Governor Mark Carney is preparing for ‘disorderly’ exit Photo: Reuters Forecasting the immediate fallout from Britain's vote to the leave the European Union in June...

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