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Irish fans mull over beer to wine switch in Bordeaux

It is the wine capital of the world but Irish fans in Bordeaux are staying on the beer, with one joking: “We don’t grow grapes in Cork!” The boys in green have flocked to The Connemara Irish Pub in the picturesque French city ahead of the Republic’s match against Belgium …

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Calls for inquiry into Nama's handling of Project Eagle deal

Evidence linking politicians in Northern Ireland to a massive property deal allegedly involving multi-million pound fixer fees could emerge in the coming weeks, the Irish parliament has heard. Micheal Martin, leader of the chief Opposition party Fianna Fail, said the Dublin government’s position on the £1.2 billion sale of a …

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Whistleblower support not complete, Garda chief admits

Garda chief Noirin O’Sullivan has admitted whistleblowers within the force still face obstacles in speaking up about wrongdoing. Under questioning from official watchdog the Policing Authority, Ms O’Sullivan said there was a lot of work going on behind the scenes to rectify the shortcomings.

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Index finds sharp rise in construction activity and new orders

Construction activity and new orders rose sharply last month, despite signs of a slowdown in growth, the latest figures show. There was also a boost in the number of jobs being created in the sector, according to the U lster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – a seasonally adjusted …

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