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Ecuador warns Julian Assange he cannot stay in London embassy indefinitely The country’s foreign minister expressed concerns over the WikiLeaks founder’s state of mind and health. Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Ecuador has reminded WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange once again that he cannot stay indefinitely in the nation’s London embassy. The country’s foreign minister Jose Valencia...
'Turning to Corbyn is a grace error' - UK minister quits as prospect of 'softer' Brexit looms Nigel Adams has resigned, telling Theresa May she risks "simultaneously failing" to deliver the Brexit people voted for and prevent "the calamity of a Corbyn government" Photo credit: Chris McAndrew/UK Parliament/PA Wire THERESA May has been hit by a ministerial resignation as she prepares to...
Robin Talbot: The politicians tell us they 'have our back' but where is the detail? Robin Talbot pictured on the family farm in Ballacolla, Co Laois is a lifelong suckler farmer. Photo: Alf HarveyCiara Thornton, a 1st year student at Ballyhaise Agriculture College in Co Cavan, feeding pedigree holstein calves on Thomas Kelly's farm in Philipstown, Drogheda Co Louth. Pic...
New drama Years & Years reminds star of Black Mirror Rory Kinnear plays Stephen Lyons in the series penned by Russell T Davies. Rory Kinnear stars in Years and Years (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) A new series set to air on BBC One has parallels to Charlie Brooker’s popular dystopian drama Black Mirror, Rory Kinnear has said. The actor stars in Russell T Davies’s Years...
Work happy 100: here are Ireland’s happiest workplaces The wait is finally over, we can now reveal the winners of our Work Happy 100 awards. Work Happy 100 is an awards series celebrating Ireland’s happiest workplaces, as nominated by their employees. Created by careers marketplace Jobbio and Independent.ie the awards showcase companies that have gone above and beyond for their staff members....
Butter now the most volatile commodity in the world There are mixed signals from global markets on dairy demand for 2019, reports Louise Hogan Demand for dairy in European markets proved sluggish through 2018. Photo: Stock Volatility continues to be a major influencer in the dairy markets, with butter fluctuating more than a barrel of oil, according to Ornua trading specialist. There are...

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Changes at Le Monde give Eir's Niel new headache Xavier Niel is a shareholder in French newspaper Le Monde French billionaire Xavier Niel has been on the radar in Ireland since his vehicle Iliad led the takeover of Eir in 2018. Under the deal Niel's personal investment vehicle NJJ owns 32.9pc of Eir and Iliad - which he owns 52pc of...
Dan O'Brien: 'Odd glad tiding aside, we still face some uncomfortable home truths' Dail committees, Garda dysfunction, Brexit, housing and interest rates have all been in the news. Dan O'Brien considers their significance NO END IN SIGHT: British PM Theresa May last week. Further Brexit turmoil seems likely and a no-deal exit remains a distinct possibility. Photo: Jessica Taylor/AFP/Getty Images Each week...
Trump's cabinet merry-go-round - another one bites the dust Exit: Kirstjen Nielsen has ‘resigned’ as Homeland Security Secretary. Photo: AP Another day, another member of the Trump administration leaves. The latest departure is Donald Trump's Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen. Summoned to the White House, Ms Nielsen reportedly didn't have any intention of quitting - but Mr Trump wanted her out and...
Israel’s opposition party concedes defeat in election Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to form a government with his larger bloc of religious and nationalist allies. Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main rival has conceded defeat in Israel’s elections. Mr Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party and its nationalist allies won a solid majority in the...

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