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Public and firms must face up to carbon tax hikes, Philip Lane warns Central Bank Governor Philip Lane. Photo: PA Consumers and businesses will end up being harder hit in the long term if there is a delay in addressing the costs of climate change including hiking taxes, Central Bank Governor Philip Lane has warned. It appears that consumers will end up...

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Weidmann still in race to replace ECB chief Draghi Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann is in the running In the race to succeed Mario Draghi as European Central Bank (ECB) president, Germany's one-time favourite could yet stage a comeback. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, who ended 2018 languishing in Bloomberg's survey of economists behind three other rivals for the prize, may make up lost...
NCH costs: Who are the key players? Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photo: Arthur CarronPaschal Donohoe. Photo: Gareth Chaney, CollinsJim Breslin. Picture: Tom BurkeRobert Watt Simon Harris The Public Expenditure Minister has faced questions over his oversight of the costs of the NCH, one of the biggest capital projects in the history of the State. Last night, he told the Finance Committee...
Two farmers who got scratch cards after hip replacement surgeries thank their lucky stars! Just days after being released from hospital with hip replacements, two farmers will appear on this week's Winning Streak after their lucky stars were pulled from the drum. Both farmers, Chris Tansey from Swinford in Co Mayo and Tommy Durr from Ballinagard in Co Roscommon received their...
HSE 'failed to take necessary urgent action' to address fire safety issues at nursing home - watchdog report Stock image The HSE failed to take the necessary urgent action to address fire safety issues at a Co Cork nursing home, a report by the health watchdog has found. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) inspectors who conducted an unannounced inspection on...
'What should have been the happiest day, was absolutely the worst' - Mum of baby who died 12 hours after birth Baby Evan Tuite’s inquest was held today at Drogheda Coroners Court. A verdict of medical misadventure was returned. Picture Ciara Wilkinson The mother of a newborn baby who died in her arms aged 12 hours, said what should have been...
Facebook at 15: Growth has been rapid, but birthday won't be without its controversies THE BIG PICTURE Facebook's phenomenal 15 years of growth means its hard to remember a time when the social network wasn't ubiquitous. The company has never not been controversial - the bigger it gets the greater the controversies. Facebook's own chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has admitted that the...

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'Political accountability' needed for ongoing crises in the health service - Fianna Fail Health Minister Simon Harris said individuals could face sanctions over National Children’s Hospital cost overruns (Niall Carson/PA Wire) Fianna Fail TDs have called for political accountability for the ongoing crises that have besieged the health service. The demands will ramp up pressure on Health Minister Simon Harris who is...
Fred Barry appointed as chairman of the new National Children's Hospital Fred Barry Photo: Tom BurkeThe site of the hospitalAn artist's impression of the National Children’s HospitalHealth Minister Simon Harris said individuals could face sanctions over National Children’s Hospital cost overruns (Niall Carson/PA Wire) Health Minister Simon Harris has appointed Fred Barry, a former chairperson of the National Roads Authority, to chair...
State of Union address guest list lays bare USA's yawning political divide Determined: Donald Trump is demanding money to pay for the wall. Photo: Reuters Democrat women planned to wear white at Donald Trump's State of the Union speech last night in support of gender equality as the deep divisions in Washington DC were on display. The US president's political opponents invited...

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