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Applegreen seeks slice of €400m jet fuel market Joe Barrett, Chief Operating Officer, Applegreen plc. Petrol and forecourt specialist Applegreen is taking aim at the lucrative €400m aviation fuel market at rapidly growing Dublin Airport. Ireland's second-largest service station operator delivered its first batch of jet fuel in recent days with plans to take on the two incumbents who have the market...
Australian prime minister calls May election Scott Morrison announced that Australia would go to the polls on May 18. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is still relatively new to the job (AP Photos/Rod McGuirk, File) Australia’s prime minister has called an election on May 18 that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. “We live in the...
Video shows Manchester Airport baggage handler doing press-ups in cargo hold An energised airport employee got some exercise in while waiting for suitcases to arrive. (Andy Lee/PA) An energised baggage handler was spotted doing press-ups between loads while working in the hold of a plane at Manchester Airport. EasyJet passenger Andy Lee took footage of the handler fitting in an exercise routine while...
White House screening of anti-abortion film delights conservatives Team Trump: Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka, who is part of the US president’s inner circle, at a Trump rally in Cleveland. Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster AN ANTI-ABORTION film that major Hollywood studios refused to fund was screened at the White House last night, amid jubilation from conservatives who believe its success will...
TCD students vote against slashing funding of 'The University Times' in landslide result TCD students vote against slashing funding of 'The University Times' in landslide result. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images Students in Trinity College Dublin have voted down a proposal to slash the funding the campus' 'The University Times' newspaper. The proposal to cut the paper's funding followed its reporting of alleged...
Planned indemnity scheme to protect landowners against claims by walkers to focus on upland areas initially Farmers that work Ireland's spawling upland areas have raised concerns in relation to land access and issues around liability. Photo: Brian Joyce A proposed National Indemnity Scheme to indemnify private landowners against claims by walkers will only come into effect in upland areas initially on...
How the new Wall Street landlords put the squeeze on US housing Backs to the wall: Many large financial, Wall Street listed companies from have been buying up housing stock putting the American Dream of home ownership beyond many President George W. Bush pledged to make the US an "ownership society" and tried to promote homeownership via tax credits, assistance with...
Kevin Doyle: 'Businessman Peter Casey has a message that could very well see him elected to Brussels'   Peter Casey who is running in the European Election. Photo: David Conachy Love him or hate him, Peter Casey is back. The 'Dragon's Den' businessman who lit a fire under the presidential election now wants to take on Europe. And while the news will have many...
Margaret Donnelly: 'I won't apologise for my burger - and nor should anybody else'    (Stock photo) An Taisce has said it's not going to apologise for promoting actions to help the environment. Well, I'm not going to apologise for eating a burger on a Monday. In fact, I did so last week when I met a friend for dinner and he told...
John Downing: 'With the clock ever ticking, May and Corbyn must find way to approve the deal - or radically change Brexit course' Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: PA At just after 5am, the catering staff wheeled in a trolley laden with bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label whisky. It was in the good old/bad old...

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