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Katie on course to land biggest pay cheque in women's boxing Laughing all the way to the bank: Katie Taylor after weighing in ahead of her fight with Rose Volante in Philadelphia. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile Katie Taylor goes to war tonight against Rose Volante knowing that victory could put her in line for a money-spinning summer bout. There will be three world...

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From 'Bosco' to 'Playback': RTÉ's Marian retires Marian Richardson speaking at her retirement party at the RTÉ Radio Centre yesterday. Picture: Steve Humphreys RTÉ presenter and producer Marian Richardson has retired after a career spanning four decades at the State broadcaster. Ms Richardson, who presented children's favourite 'Bosco' and produced and presented 'Playback' on RTÉ Radio One, had become one of the...

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Property group Savills warns of 2019 'uncertainties' Savills made a pre-tax profit of £109.4m (€127m) in 2018 SHARES in Savills fell by over 4pc in London yesterday after the group reported a 3pc fall in profits last year. The global real estate company also warned that this year would be overshadowed by macro-economic and political "uncertainties" around the world. Savills made a...
'We trust making America great again will not mean losing sight of what makes it great already' - Taoiseach at traditional White House shamrock ceremony Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presents US President Donald Trump with a bowl of Shamrock Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has praised US President Donald Trump for the results of his efforts to 'Make America Great...
John Downing: 'May clings to hope she can finally lug her mouldy old deal over the line with big-stick approach'    Vote drama: UK Prime Minister Theresa May during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons yesterday. Photo: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA 'A hero who sneezed, abruptly seized retreat, and reversed it to victory." Thus rang the infectious theme song to 'F Troop',...

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Rags to riches: Famous fans and slick supply chain are key to Zara's success THE BIG PICTURE SALES at Inditex - owner of the Zara group of mainstream fashion stores - topped €26bn for the first time last year. While investors reacted negatively to the group's results - the share price was down over 4pc on Wednesday - the sales show that...
Green light for new hotel near Twitter's Dublin HQ Expansion: O’Callaghan group, which owns The Davenport in Dublin, is to build the new property The O'Callaghan hotel group has secured planning for a new eight-storey hotel on a site beside Twitter's Dublin HQ in spite of local opposition. An Bord Pleanála gave Persian Properties Ltd the go-ahead for the 158-room hotel on...
Rebels with a good cause - Coleman and Fehily show practice makes perfect Two of Cork's finest exports make winning mark on an eventful third day in the Cotswolds with both victories tinged with sadness for the jockeys King of the Stayers: Aidan Coleman waves to the crowd after guiding Paisley Park to victory in the Stayers’ Hurdle. Photo: Action Images...
‘No survivors’ as Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Kenya State-owned Ethiopian Airlines is widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, State-owned Ethiopian Airlines is widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa (Ben Curtis/AP) All passengers on the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa are dead, according to Ethiopia’s state broadcaster. The airline has said 157 people...
Goat elected mayor of US town soils carpet at swearing-in ceremony Lincoln the Nubian goat won a hard-fought campaign against 15 other pets, including a gerbil called Crystal. Lincoln was dressed in a sash reading Mayor for the ceremony (ArisSu/Getty) The US town of Fair Haven, Vermont, has elected a three-year-old goat as its honorary mayor. Lincoln the Nubian goat was sworn into...

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