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People of the Year awards honour Irish ‘ledgebags’ of the year

The Beast from the East is, when you think about it, a suitably titled nemesis for The People of the Year. The 43rd so-titled awards show was among many events postponed due to that mischievous, self-aggrandising icecapade back in March. Ironically, that snowstorm allowed more opportunities for altruism in our communities and the event was rescheduled to Sunday (RTÉ1) this ...

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Melania Trump wears emerald green to meet Irish Prime Minister

First Lady Melania Trump, 47, looked stunning in an emerald green dress when she joined husband and US President Donald Trump for a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House on Thursday. The former model looked chic in a leopard-print dress which highlighted her slim figure and teamed the look with her favourite snake-skin heels. Donald and Melania welcomed ...

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Post Brexit SURGE of Irish passport being issued in the UK – with record-breaking numbers

A surge in Irish passports has hit record-highs post-Brexit, it has been reported. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin stated that over 779,000 passports from the country were issued in 2017, the highest number since records began. The number of Britons registering as Irish has also soared by 95 per cent. It is just the latest news surrounding… Daily ...

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Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP ‘drifts higher’ against EUR despite Irish border question

Pound sterling has recovered some ground against the euro currency.  The GBP currency now converts to €1.1198, according to figures at 7:20am this morning.  It is up from a conversion rate of €1.1169 to the pound, accurate at this time yesterday. This positive movement for the pound follows a decline over the weekend, from €1.122 last Friday. The rise is ...

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Irish jockey Emily Finnegan snares dux crown at SA Apprentice Academy awards

IRISH jockey Emily Finnegan has achieved a career highlight by being crowned the 2017 Dux of the South Australian Apprentice Academy. Finnegan received the top honour at the academy’s annual awards event at Morphettville on Monday night. The bubbly 24-year-old, whose grandfather Cathal Finnegan won the 1970 Irish Grand National, also claimed Monday night’s Caitlin Forrest Memorial Award. Zac Spain, ...

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