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Politicians in New Zealand back gun law change Gun owners will have until the end of September to hand them in through a buyback programme, after which point amnesty will end. Stock photo New Zealand's parliament voted almost unanimously for a law that bans most semi-automatic weapons yesterday, less than a month after 50 people were killed by a gunman who...
From picture books for toddlers to gritty novels for teens, the best books to encourage reading over Easter   Reading trainJasper and ScruffAll Better!Charlie Changes Into A ChickenDangerous Games.Sam Hannigan and the Last DodoGood BoyThe Little Grey Girl.Jacob's Ladder.Jasper and Scruff.My Brother's Name Is Jessica.Hello LighthouseLightning Mary.High-Rise Mystery.Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!)Pog.Where are you, Puffling? A Skellig AdventureEva and the Perfect Rain.Other...
Sinead Moriarty: 'Communion dress shopping is a holy show' Notebook 'Some shops are offering a dedicated one-hour slot, so you and every person in your family can clap and cheer each time the little girl comes out in a different dress.' Stock photo: Getty There has always been a fair amount of palaver around communion dresses. Mothers and daughters heading off to...
Quinn Industrial mulls IPO potential Manufacturer sees sales surge Stock photo: Reuters QUINN Industrial Holdings is sounding out the market on options including a potential stock market flotation or private equity investment for the firm, the Irish Independent understands. Formerly the heart of Sean Quinn's business empire, Quinn Industrial Holdings' activities including the manufacturing of plastic packaging and building products. It has experienced...
Agriculture row looms as EU clears way for start of formal trade talks with US Stock picture European Union countries gave initial clearance on Thursday to start formal trade talks with the United States, EU sources said, a move designed but not guaranteed to smooth strained relations between the world’s two largest economies. The European Commission, which coordinates trade policy for the...
How to retain your key people with a pension Losing talented staff costs businesses time and money - here are five tips on how to hold on to valued employees 'Losing talented staff costs businesses time and money' Stock image Alan O'Neill, author of Premium is the New Black is Managing Director of Kara Change Management, specialists in strategy, culture and people...
Three women arrested after naked rest stop chase Rear view of woman on folding chair outdoors applying sun block or suntan lotion Three women who were applying suntan lotion publicly in the nude at a Florida rest stop have been arrested after leading police on a 21-mile chase before driving a car at one deputy and threatening another with a bat. Florida...
Liza Pulman: 'Streisand sent my mum a handwritten letter, saying it was a privilege to meet her' Liza Pulman (49) is a singer, comedienne and part of the comic trio Fascinating Aida. Her mother is an actress, and her father was the well-known screenwriter, Jack Pulman. She lives in Cornwall with her husband, Steve Liza Pulman of Fascinating Aida I love bread....
Great product knowledge drives sales for retailers The internet is a great resource for shoppers to do research, but nothing beats the knowledge of a good salesperson If you are a manufacturer of your own products, take time to ensure that your own people and your customers are well-armed with all of the great attributes which make you different from others...
Supreme Court rejects appeal by residents over Apple data hall approval An artist’s impression of the ambitious €850m Apple data centre that had been planned for Athenry, Co Galway The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by local residents over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the first phase of tech giant Apple’s planned €850m data centre in Athenry. Although Apple is not...

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