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‘Ricky and Morty‘ merchandise hits Penneys stores here this week

‘Ricky and Morty‘ merchandise hits Penneys stores here this week

Primark – which retails under the brand Penneys in Ireland – is set to debut a ‘Rick and Morty‘ clothing line. The retailer has partnered up with Cartoon Network Enterprises to create all featuring exclusive designs inspired by the hit adult animated show by Adult Swim, created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. The collection of menswear, womenswear, fashion accessories, […]

Nearly half of all claims contested in court are potentially fraudulent, claims insurance boss

Nearly half of all claims contested in court are potentially fraudulent, claims insurance boss

Half of the personal injury claim cases that one of Ireland‘s largest motor insurers brings to court are “potentially fraudulent”. Allianz said it challenged more than 1,500 claimants in the courts last year. The revelation came as a string of insurers criticised the slow pace of insurance reform, on the second anniversary of the publication of the Government‘s first cost […]

Stormont veto for Irish backstop ‘wouldn‘t be acceptable‘

Stormont veto for Irish backstop ‘wouldn‘t be acceptable‘

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it would not be acceptable for the Northern Ireland Assembly to have a veto over the so-called backstop to avoid a hard Border. The British government published proposals which would see Stormont given the power to veto new EU rules if the backstop came into effect post-Brexit. It came as British Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Personal data fears: Two-thirds of people worry it‘s being sold on without consent

Personal data fears: Two-thirds of people worry it‘s being sold on without consent

MORE than two-thirds of adults in Ireland are concerned their personal data is being sold to third parties without their knowledge or consent. This is according to a study from IT Tralee and fintech group Fexco. A similar number say they are concerned their right to privacy is being compromised by the collection and use of their personal data by […]

EU trade commissioner says talks with US will not include agriculture

EU trade commissioner says talks with US will not include agriculture

The European Union and United States have not yet agreed on the scope of their trade negotiations, but the EU will not include agriculture in the talks, its trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström told reporters on Wednesday. Malmström said the EU was willing to include all industrial goods, such as autos, in the discussions. “We have made very clear agriculture will […]

Testing programme extended in Monaghan to address major TB outbreak

Testing programme extended in Monaghan to address major TB outbreak

Farmers in Monaghan have been informed that the TB testing programme has been extended due to the high incidence of bovine TB in the county. The Department told farmers the contiguous (neighbourhood) testing programme has been extended, in TB black spot areas, to all herds which are in the vicinity if any herds experiencing a current TB breakdown. Department of […]

Record year-end lifts Kenmare

Record year-end lifts Kenmare

Kenmare Resources, a global producer of titanium minerals and zircon, has said record year-end has led to a “strong” 2018 outcome. In December the group reported a record monthly production of ilmenite, achieving a run rate of 1.2 million tonnes per annum, according to a trading update. Its heavy mineral concentrate (“HMC”) production increased 4pc to 1,370,800 tonnes over the […]