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ICOS raises concern over MEP's 'push' for return of supply controls in dairy sector ICOS has raised concerns over the planned “Production Curbing System” proposed by Agriculture MEP's in the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy. It says the supply management tool, which would apply to all economic sectors, including dairy, would impose a levy on farmers who increase their production,...
Beef farmers demand compensation for €101m in Brexit losses IFA President Joe Healy. Picture: Finbarr O'Rourke The Irish Farmers Association have called on the Government and EU Commission to compensate beef farmers for Brexit losses which they say run to over €100m. Despite the UK's exit from the EU set to be pushed back to October, Brexit stockpiles of beef in the...

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Early count gives Social Democratic Party party lead in Finland’s election The election followed a campaign in which concerns about climate change played a central role. Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne with his wife Heta Ravolainen-Rinne (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP) Early returns in Finland’s parliamentary election on Sunday have the centre-left Social Democratic Party in first place, with...
Man arrested after boy (5) falls from balcony in shopping mall Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, charged with attempted homicide of a 5-year-old boy thrown or pushed from a third-floor balcony at Minnesota's Mall of America, is seen in this photo released by police in Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S., on April 12, 2019. Courtesy City of Bloomington Police Department/Handout via REUTERSEmmanuel Deshawn Aranda,...
Stowaway cat survives three-week trip from China to Canada without food or water The cat weighed just 3.3lb at the end of its voyage. The cat was trapped in a 40-foot shipping container for the duration of the three-week voyage (BC SPCA) A cat who stowed away on a ship from China to Canada survived the three-week trip despite having no access...
Size of the problem with X7 BMW's new SUV is enormous and impressive but bigger isn't better when compared to the cheaper X5, writes Geraldine Herbert ASSISTANCE: The X7 comes with BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant, a digital helper The BMW X7 is officially the largest BMW - think of it as an X5 on steroids. But at more than 5.1m long, it...
Profits set to jump at Games Workshop Pre-tax profit for 2019 will come in at around £80m. Games Workshop is forecasting higher profits (Owen Humphreys/PA) Fantasy miniatures company Games Workshop is set to post another profit increase this year as solid trading continues to boost its performance. The Warhammer maker said pre-tax profit for 2019 will come in at around £80 million, up from...
How the Irish are building Benelux region Enterprise Ireland Irish high-tech construction companies are delivering some of Benelux's biggest data centre and pharmaceutical projects, on time and on budget. Right now, much of the major construction activity in the Benelux region concerns data centres and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Both are areas in which Irish high-tech construction companies backed by Enterprise Ireland have...
Donal O'Donovan: 'The rent is just too damn high - a cry of pain that reveals deep social wounds'   (Stock picture)'Very large numbers of people are now paying so much of their income in rent they in effect are underspending in other areas – which is bad for the wider economy, bad for them personally and politically unsustainable.' Stock Image The...
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...

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