China raises import duties on American products as ‘trade war’ intensifies

China raises import duties on American products as ‘trade war’ intensifies China ‘doesn’t want a trade war’ but has to ‘fight back strongly’, said a Commerce Ministry statement. President Donald Trump has announced that the US...

President hits back at ‘punch-drunk’ De Niro after ‘F-bomb’

President hits back at 'punch-drunk' De Niro after 'F-bomb' Oscar-winner Robert De Niro launches his attack at the Tonys. Photo: Michael Zorn/Invision/AP Donald Trump has hit back at Robert De Niro, calling him a "very low...

Bullish Leo throws down the gauntlet to pretenders

Bullish Leo throws down the gauntlet to pretenders With an end in sight to the housing crisis, Varadkar is getting increasingly confident Bring it on: Does Taoiseach Leo Varadkar have ballot-box gold? Photo: Mark Condren The takeaway...

Talk to Joe (Duffy) as motor giant creates 40 new jobs

Talk to Joe (Duffy) as motor giant creates 40 new jobs Gavin Hydes It's always a bit special when you hear of a company taking on extra staff. The expanding Joe Duffy Group has been more active...

Government urged to make up €1.5m shortfall in Briery Gap funding

Government urged to make up €1.5m shortfall in Briery Gap funding Cost of refurbishment works at the Macroom centre has shot up to €4 million Smoke billowing from the front of the Briery Gap during the...

US tariffs on Chinese imports escalate trade dispute

US tariffs on Chinese imports escalate trade dispute China’s government responded quickly by announcing it will immediately impose penalties of ‘equal strength’ on US products. China has said that it will retaliate (Andy Wong/AP) The Trump administration...

A loose wire shaped like a noose just says so much

A loose wire shaped like a noose just says so much The interchangeable men in the smart navy suits talk a great game, says Brendan O'Connor. But Irish people see beyond it SOLUTIONS, NOT SOUNDBITES: Taoiseach...

Irish engineering firm wins €10m contract in Zambia

Irish engineering firm wins €10m contract in Zambia Irish engineering consultancy firm Nicholas O'Dwyer has signed a €10m contract to carry out work on the $1.2bn Lusaka to Ndola road in Zambia. The company, which was...

Draghi bets eurozone can ride out storm as QE to end

Draghi bets eurozone can ride out storm as QE to end ECB President Mario Draghi. Photo: REUTERS European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi said the eurozone economy is strong enough to overcome increased risk, justifying...

What housing minister needs now is courage

What housing minister needs now is courage Murphy's policy document on height is imminent, but will it lift Dublin's skyline 'Eoghan Murphy has put through some measures but there's a lot more to do' Photo: Keith...

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