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Changing eating habits creating appetite for new food firms Shane Crilly of Base Wood Fired Pizza. Photo: Gerry Mooney The way Irish people are eating is changing, in urban areas particularly. Thanks to the success of German discounters Aldi and Lidl, value is high on the agenda. This has forced the likes of Marks & Spencer (not exactly known for being...
US watchdog swoops on $55bn oil merger   Deal: Chevron said it would buy Anadarko for $33bn The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday obtained an asset freeze in connection with suspected fraudulent trading in Anadarko Petroleum Corp before the oil company agreed to be acquired by rival Chevron. US District Judge Gregory Woods in Manhattan granted the freeze over accounts linked...
Strategic Clonmel opportunity with residential potential guides for €1.4m Stock image A RESIDENTIAL development site on the Coleville Road in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, has come to the market with a guide price in excess of €1.4 million. Extending to around 9.68 acres, it is located on the Tipperary side of the Coleville Road, just to the east of Hotel Minella. Under the...
Minister hints at issues getting beef support package over the line in EU Agriculture Minister Michael Creed. Photo: Arthur Carron The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has said that less of an understanding in the EU of the immediate issues facing beef farmers. Responding to questions in the Dail this week, Mr Creed said he said that in some interpretations Brexit hasn't...
Harry and Meghan's baby boy set to make public debut later today Prince Harry and Meghan. Photo: Gerry Mooney The world will catch its first glimpse of the newborn son of Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan later today when the two-day-old boy is expected to attend his first photocall. Harry and Meghan have been enjoying the experience of being new...

Sport Horse Racing

'Doctors advised me that I should not compromise my immune system' - Pat Smullen announces retirement Pat Smullen has retired Multiple Group One-winning rider Pat Smullen has announced his retirement from the saddle. Smullen, 41, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March last year and has been undergoing treatment. While his progress remains positive, he said in his weekly column for thoroughbreddailynews.com: "I...
No Excuses: Justice Minister's concern at sex offence reporting Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan. Photo: Justin Farrelly The Justice Minister has said he is "concerned" about under reporting of sexual offences as he launched a campaign raising awareness of sexual harassment. The 'No Excuses' campaign will run over the next three years in response to what Charlie Flanagan has described as "disturbingly high...
Patrick Shanahan to be nominated as Donald Trump’s new secretary of defence The former Boeing executive replaced Jim Mattis in the role on a temporary basis on January 1. Patrick Shanahan (centre) with Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford (left) and Assistant Acting Defence Secretary David Norquist (Jacquelyn Martin/AP) US President Donald Trump will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary...

Business

Growth in China underpins 'solid' start to year at Kerry Acquisitions: CEO Edmond Scanlon says new buys are performing ‘very well’ KERRY Group reported what it called a "solid start" to the year yesterday, boosted by growth in China and other developing markets. In a trading update before its annual general meeting in Tralee, the Irish food giant said sales were up...
Fall off in sales of land as leasing becomes more popular - report stock picture The land market in Ireland saw increases in values, on average, of 12pc in the past 12 months, with long term leasing becoming more prevalent, particularly for younger entrants to agriculture.   The findings are part of the Annual SCSI/Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review & Outlook Report 2019,...

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