Workers outside Dublin and the east coast will be hit hardest by moves to combat climate change, according to economists. Farming, aviation, power generation and industry contribute most to Ireland's carbon emissions. Research from the Nevin Economic Research Institute shows industry is heavily concentrated in the south-west, west and midlands. Ciarán Nugent, who co-authored today's Quarterly Economic Observer report, says action is needed to make sure workers are not left behind. "They're a country not so different in size from Ireland and it brings a lot of value back to their economy.
November 13, 2019 07:01 UTC
Former Dublin footballer Ger Brennan is fearful scheduling changes to the Sigerson Cup and All-Ireland U20 football championship could lead to young players dropping out of college. Throwing in on the weekend of January 11/12, and with the backdoor element removed, the Sigerson Cup will conclude two and a half weeks later on January 29. The All-Ireland U20 football championship, meanwhile, which was run off during the months of June, July, and August this year, will have an early February start in 2020. “It is just total ignorance from the GAA’s higher powers. Their input and the views of many other third-level GAA officers stands in total contradiction to the scheduling changes subsequently imposed.
November 13, 2019 06:33 UTC
First-time buyers in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Meath are spending approximately one-third of their income on mortgage repayments each month. A new research study by the ESRI has provided an insight into the differences in first-time buyer affordability in different parts of the country. The findings suggest that, in 2018, first-time buyers in Dublin were spending 35% of their income on their mortgage. The study also shows that the prices paid by first-time buyers vary widely in different parts of the country. Since 2013, first-time buyers have seen prices increase by 56.4%.
November 13, 2019 06:03 UTC
Eating high-protein bars as a “healthy” alternative to other snack foods is not as beneficial as many of us think, new research shows. High-protein bars, on average, are comparable to a standard chocolate bar in their calorie, fat, saturated fat, and salt content, according to analysis by Safefood. Safefood surveyed 83 high-protein snack foods and drinks for sale in major supermarkets, discount and convenience stores in Cork and Belfast between March and April, 2018. These foods included protein bars, yoghurts, yoghurt-style products, and milk drinks. The survey found:38% of protein bars contain chocolate as main ingredient;77% are high in saturated fat;1 in 3 people perceive them as being “healthy”;The average bar size was 55g with an average price of €2.27, costing up to €3 each.
November 13, 2019 05:53 UTC
A fund managed by Davy Real Estate is closing in on a deal to acquire Athlone’s Golden Island shopping centre for just over €35 million. Agent Cushman & Wakefield had been seeking offers in excess of €41 million for Golden Island when it brought the scheme to the market on behalf of current owners Credit Suisse in May of this year. Developed originally in 1996 by the late Owen O’Callaghan, Michael Tiernan and Tom Diskin, Golden Island shopping centre is anchored by Penneys and Tesco and an IMC Cinema. The shopping centre has an average footfall of more than 68,000 people a week, or over 3.5 million people annually. It is understood Irish Life intends to retain ownership of its share in the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre following Davy’s expected purchase of the Madison and Molony interests.
November 13, 2019 05:51 UTC
Get the biggest I'm a Celebrity stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailCaitlyn Jenner is hoping to use her jungle experience to lose weight, especially with the Kardashian Christmas party on the horizon. In a video interview, Caitlyn said: "The only reason I'm doing it is to lose a few pounds. Despite the lack of hair help in the camp, Caitlyn has indicated that it will be her fellow campmates that might end up bugging her more than any insects. I'm A Celebrity bosses have paid big bucks to bring Caitlyn Down Under, with reports that she is receiving a£500,000 payday for her appearance. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now(Image: ITV)The former Olympian has previous with shows like this as she has already taken part in the US version.
November 13, 2019 03:40 UTC
The National Transport Authority (NTA) received a number of complaints from Uber customers who used the popular taxi app in recent weeks. Other customers claim they were charged up to €200 for trips they did not take. One woman was charged for three trips within the space of 11 minutes last Thursday - despite not actually using the app, husband Glenn Holmes revealed to the Irish Independent. Meanwhile, Dubliner Will St Leger said that he was charged €70 after he had cancelled a driver. Customers here can only book a taxi or limousine through the app.
November 13, 2019 02:37 UTC
Here in Ireland, we have a strong contingent of older people proving there's no age limit on activism. From protesting climate change to campaigning for women's health, we meet some of Ireland's OAP activists, and hear why they feel it's never too late to try to change the world. Maybe it was ignorant but we know now that there's a direct link between burning fossil fuels and global warming. I think there's a responsibility on everyone to take stock of what we know now and take whatever steps they can. But I think there's also a huge place for on-the-ground activism.
November 13, 2019 02:32 UTC
The news emerged just hours after Dunmurry Springs Golf Club in Co Kildare closed its gates yesterday after its €1.3 million debt was sold off by AIB. However, there appears to be no future for Dunmurry Springs which has now closed and will be taken over by a vulture fund on January 11. "AIB sold on the debt to the vulture fund, the owners were informed on Friday and they are closing today." "It is with enormous sadness that I have to announce that Dunmurry Springs Golf Club is closing with immediate effect," Simon Holohan informed members by email yesterday. "Staff who have gone above and beyond to keep Dunmurry Springs going over the years.
November 13, 2019 02:32 UTC
When he asks what they're doing, the girls tell him: 'We have to burn our clothes'. When they were confronted to put it out, the girls launched a foul-mouthed tirade'What are you doing?' 'We had to burn our clothes,' one girl responds before trailing off and turning away. 'No, don't f***ing burn your clothes. Put it out - it's a complete fire ban - don't burn your clothes on the side of the road,' Mr Langley says.
November 13, 2019 01:48 UTC
Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe has said he cannot stand over a city council budget that would see increases in charges and cuts in services for Dubliners. Council chief executive Owen Keegan is asking councillors to approve a budget that would increase parking charges, tolls, social housing rents and commercial rates next year. If councillors fail to agree a budget, the council can be dissolved by the Minister for Housing. “This budget we have been presented with raises fundamental issues of how we fund local government,” he said. Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon said he wanted more information before deciding how to vote on the budget, but he would be unlikely to support rent increases.
November 13, 2019 01:46 UTC
British politics is witnessing a spate of high-profile resignations, including some of Parliament’s most distinguished members. The number of resignations is not itself extraordinary – 73 MPs have so far announced that they are standing down, against 149 in 2010. And many cited the increased levels of threats and abuse as the reason for their departure. The traditional parties are not what they once were, as Brexit devours the traditional platforms on which they once stood. British Labour deputy leader Tom Watson: Decision to depart a worrying development for the moderate wing of the party.
November 13, 2019 01:33 UTC
Mr Gaffney reported the alleged abuse to Scouting Ireland in late 2016, almost two years before the major abuse scandal now facing the youth organisation emerged. In April this year he reported the alleged abuse to An Garda Síochána at Kevin Street Garda Station. Scouting Ireland has promised to make an institutional apology for the past abuse, following Mr Elliott’s final report. He attends weekly psychotherapy sessions to try to work through the trauma, paid for by Scouting Ireland. He has also instructed a solicitor to take a civil case against Scouting Ireland over the past abuse.
November 13, 2019 00:33 UTC
The first serious attack, in 2011, had been under investigation for some time before affidavits were prepared by the Garda in 2014 and 2015 for the High Court. His brother, Cyril McGuinness, died last week during a police raid in Derbyshire. The High Court ruling noted the attack had caused damage of more than €600,000. “This was done at a time when over 30 employees were present at the plant,” the High Court judgment notes. On the basis of intelligence gathered by the Garda specifically in relation to that attack, a search warrant was applied for at the District Court on August 21st, 2014.
November 13, 2019 00:28 UTC
The thing is, in many ways, the Model S makes those big German luxury machines look rather old hat. Sure, you can get plugin-hybrid versions of both, but the Model S has batteries and electric motors that make most other car makers’ electric efforts look and feel pretty half-hearted. The problem is that while Tesla is very good at making an electric car, it still has a way to go when ti comes to making a car, in general. Best model: Model S Long Range for €89,800Price range: €89,800 to €106,600 Finance from €122 per month. Electric Range: 593 to 610kmSum up: Astonishing performance, but the rest of the car kind of comes free.
November 13, 2019 00:07 UTC