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More than 50 people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria Fire is seen from a pipeline explosion in Nembe, Nigeria (AP Photo) More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, local officials say. The Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman, Chief Nengi James-Eriworio, said that the blast caused a massive oil spillage in the...
Electric Ireland to raise price of gas and electricity by 4pc The two rises will see households paying around €90 extra on electricity a year Electric Ireland is to hit its customers with a price hike from the start of April, ending the winter price freeze it had put in place. The supplier had promised not to raise prices up to the...
Patricia King: 'New legislation will protect workers and tackle the scourge of zero-hour contracts'   Work-life balance: Smartphone technology has blurred the lines between home and work life. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg The regulation of working hours is one of the trade union movement's earliest and most far-reaching achievements. Borne out of the long hours toiled by workers, including children, in the factories and...
Colm McCarthy: 'There must be financial prudence with the planning of major public projects' Three recent debacles in major capital projects show the need for care before making political commitments 'Depending on whose estimates of ultimate cost are to be believed, the NCH cost appears to have at least doubled, or possibly trebled, since the project was approved less than four...
Teenage girl killed in 'random' knife attack in park Jodie Chesney has been described as 'the nicest girl possible' A 17-year-old girl has become the latest murder victim in London after she was stabbed near a children’s playground in a park in an apparent random attack. The student, named locally as Jodie Chesney, was said to have been “just sitting” with friends...
Letters to the Editor: 'Passion will liberate our players to conquer France' 'Rugby is psychological warfare. Do not underestimate its effect, not only on the Irish team but also on the Irish nation' Photo: Reuters The commentators behave like lemmings: running headlong into a sea of oblivion because of some poor performances by the Irish rugby team. This is fixable: revert to...
'No one needs to lose their home' - 14,000 in arrears given hope Stock photo A change in eligibility criteria could see 14,000 homeowners in mortgage arrears qualify for inclusion under the Government's new mortgage-to-rent scheme. It means that nobody should lose their home as a new era dawns with the banks, according to an expert. "Thousands of people in serious arrears have...
Dan O'Brien: 'We're on the road to becoming ungovernable - and that's the wrong road' The 33rd Dail may turn out to be as fragmented as the current one - which does not augur well for effective government 'If any party gets as many as 60 seats in the next 160-seat Dail, it will be doing well.' Stock picture A general election...
Teacher who reads bedtime stories via Facebook Live draws thousands of views Dr Belinda George reads to her schoolchildren once a week during Tucked-in Tuesdays. Dr George reads a story to schoolchildren on Facebook, and a stock image of two children watching a tablet in a tent (Belinda George and evgenyatamanenko/Getty Images) A teacher in Texas is gathering quite an audience for...
Paul McNeive: 'Retail rebalancing act still has some way to go' The right moves Paul McNeive Traditional bricks-and-mortar retailing is continuing to take a hammering worldwide, and my instinct is that we are nowhere near the bottom yet. The main reason is the huge ongoing shift to online retailing, but there are other factors too. The problem seems to have visibly worsened over...

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