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Share watch: Emerging markets hold key to keeping the fizz in Heineken   Heineken Lager Beer is the flagship product of Heineken. Photo: Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Things got very heady in the beer world a couple of years ago. Global market leader ABinBev acquired its rival SAB/Miller (then the No2 in the world) in a deal worth a staggering...
Colm O'Rourke: 'I'm a school principal - but even I can't converse in Irish' A Russian lecturer appointed to promote the Irish language in Kerry faces an uphill task, writes Colm O'Rourke IT’S A TOUGH TASK: Russian gaeilgeoir Victor Bayda When I heard last week that a Russian, Victor Bayda, had been appointed as the Irish language planning officer by Udaras na...
Trump laughs off failure as Cohen set for 'cushy' prison THREE YEARS: Cohen pleaded guilty to several offences. Picture: Reuters Donald Trump yesterday accused his opponents of targeting him with "b******t" as he hit out at the Russia investigation at the biggest conservative conference of the year in Washington. The US president slipped into attack mode in his first public event since...
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...
Cormac McQuinn: 'Emails show relations with tech firm are still very warm' Former taoiseach Enda Kenny with Leo Varadkar in 2016. Photo: Tom Burke It's six years since former Taoiseach Enda Kenny was allegedly listed in a Facebook internal memo as among its "friends" but newly released emails show that relations with the Irish Government remain very cordial. Senior Facebook executive Sheryl...
Paddy Agnew: 'Cardinal sins: sex, scandal and the fall of a church giant' Cardinal George Pell has been brought down by the courts - and his enemies in the Vatican SARCASM: Marchers in yesterday’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney make their feelings felt about Cardinal Pell. Photo: Getty So, who actually contributed most to the dramatic downfall of Cardinal...
Isil and al-Qaeda: How do the two Islamist militant groups differ? SON AND HEIR: Hamza bin Laden, in a photo from 2017. Picture: AFP/Getty Who leads al-Qaeda and Isil? Ayman al-Zawahiri has led al-Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi remains leader of Isil but is believed to have recently fended off a coup. How many fighters do...
CRH delivers record earnings of €3.37bn in 2018 CRH chief Albert Manifold Building materials group CRH has reported record earnings of €3.37bn in respect of 2018. The earnings margin of 12.6pc was up 10 basis points on the prior year. Ireland’s largest company delivered sales of €26.8bn last year, a 6pc increase on the prior year, according to annual results from the group. Like-for-like...
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...
Real lives on the border: 'Imagine our customers needing a passport for a coffee...' The fog - both concerning the weather and Brexit - fails to lift in Clones Jessica and Tori Knight from Liberty Belle, Clones, Co Monaghan. IT IS very foggy in Clones when we visit, an apt if obvious metaphor for the lack of clarity on what the future...

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