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...

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...

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...

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...

Child physical abuse could stay online despite Facebook exposé

Child physical abuse could stay online despite Facebook exposé Stock photo: Reuters Facebook is considering allowing content showing child physical abuse to remain online for a "specified period" following controversy over its content moderation policies. It comes...

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...

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,...

Dollar sends yuan, Aussie dollar lower on fears of US tariff threats

Dollar sends yuan, Aussie dollar lower on fears of US tariff threats (stock picture) The dollar strengthened on Wednesday, sending the Chinese yuan towards recent lows and pressuring the Australian dollar on fears of an imminent...

Strategy will help to progress greenways

Strategy will help to progress greenways Strategy is 'positive news' for Wicklow and Blessington projects Blessington Greenway The newly-launched Greenway Strategy could have great benefits for greenways around the Garden County. The strategy aims to increase the number,...

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