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Derry Girls series two: everything we know so far ahead of the premiere Back to school: Jamie-Lee O'Donnell with her fellow class-mates in Derry Girls Hit comedy Derry Girls returns with a special premiere in Derry city. The cast - including the 'wee English fella' - will be in the city for a special screening event on Monday night. Derry native Lisa McGee's...
An Post plans nationwide network of parcel lockers as online shopping soars    Hitting the hay: Mairead McGuinness interviews Leo Varadkar and Michael Creed at the Farm Friday event, which was streamed live on Facebook. Stock picture An Post is advancing plans for a nationwide network of self-service parcel locker stations to enable customers more conveniently access online deliveries and make returns. It...
'That is the reality' - Council chief defends comments that homeless services are an 'attractive' option for families, despite criticism Owen Keegan said that people are "choosing" to present as homeless Council chief Owen Keegan THE head of Dublin City Council has reiterated his comments that homeless services are an "attractive option" for people in the capital, despite a wave of criticism. Speaking...
Profits at famous hotel hit €1.5m Booked in: The Connacht hotel contains over 350 rooms THE firm that operates the largest hotel in the west of Ireland, the Connacht in Galway, posted pre-tax profits of €1.5m in 2017. According to accounts filed by Connacht Hospitality Group Ltd, the business achieved the profit figure after revenues hit €20.46m in the 12 months to...
Revolut to hire team of hackers to bolster cyber defences The fintech start-up is looking to hire a team that will hack into its IT system and search the dark web for potential threats. Revolut’s card and mobile phone app. (Photo provided by Revolut). Revolut is hiring a team of hackers in order to bolster its cyber defences as the bank continues...
Room at the top: Co-working helps ensure Dublin keeps its place in the top 30 cities for tech THE BIG PICTURE Stock image Dublin has been ranked 19th out of the top 30 cities in the world as an environment for the technology sector, boosted by access to so-called co-working spaces. The 'Tech Cities in Motion' index from property agent Savills measured cities...
Fire crews spent 10 hours dealing with chemical incident at Clare leisure centre Stock picture Emergency services spent almost 10 hours dealing with a chemical incident at a leisure centre in Co Clare today. The alarm was raised at around 6.30am when the fire service received a call to attend an automatic fire alarm at the River Lodge Health and Fitness centre...
Almost half of properties snapped up by cash buyers Prof Mary Lambkin: There is a need for 350,000 new homes. Picture: Frank McGrath Almost half of all the residential properties bought last year were purchased with cash or savings. Some 25,000 properties were bought without the need to take out a mortgage. This was not far off the level in the recession years,...
Ireland spending 'hundreds of millions of euros' on no-deal Brexit - Coveney Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins Ireland is spending "hundreds of millions of euros" on preparing for a no-deal Brexit, which would be a "crazy outcome" of three years of EU-UK negotiations, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. "We are spending hundreds of millions of euros in Ireland preparing for...

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Charlie Weston: 'Investors and downsizers are the cash kings in property realm'    (Stock picture) People struggling to qualify for a mortgage will be bemused that so many buyers can sidle up to an estate agent and offer to buy a property with cash. Almost half of the residential properties bought last year were purchased with cash or savings. Surging price rises and Central...

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