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WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe in just two months The World Health Organisation has urged that "every opportunity should be used to vaccinate susceptible children, adolescents and adults" The best protection is to be vaccinated with the MMR vaccine. Stock Image More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the...
Newspaper apologises to businessmen brothers over article Stock image THE Sunday World has apologised at the High Court to two businessmen brothers under a settlement of their case alleging defamation in an article which, they claimed, wrongly suggested they had amassed properties at the expense of churchgoers. As part of the settlement, Sunday Newspapers accepted in its apology that neither Niall Hade...
Belgian tax evader eyes Dublin student flats plan Belgian millionaire Didier De Witte was sentenced for tax offences Didier De Witte, a Belgian millionaire who was this year sentenced to prison for a €1m-plus tax dodge, is behind plans for a 319-bed student accommodation scheme in Dublin. The former chief financial officer of the Cork-based Ditchley Group, Greg McGinn, is acting as...
Ford's new Raptor 4WD picks up where ordinary Ranger leaves off First Drive in Morocco: Ford Range Raptor Next level: The new Raptor version of the Ford Ranger pickup It wasn't the Baja 1000, the famous 'let it all hang out' race for 4WD and other off-road vehicles on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. But for a couple of days last week I...
Weitz's slow-burning thriller never quite reaches its boiling point Film Review, Bel Canto (15), 5/10 Ken Watanabe and Julianne Moore in Bel Canto Love blossoms in the sweltering heat of an unnamed South American country during a blood-spattered hostage crisis in director Paul Weitz's slow-burning thriller. Based on the novel by Ann Patchett, Bel Canto punctuates the stand-off between gun-toting rebels and an...
Danny Baker: The motormouth DJ sacked before by the BBC for ‘being insulting’ Baker has not been afraid to publicly criticise his BBC bosses. Danny Baker at his London home after being fired by the BBC (Victoria Jones/PA) Danny Baker’s sacking is history repeating itself – the BBC has axed the DJ before. BBC Radio 5 Live dropped Baker’s soccer phone-in show in 1997...
Israel steps up strikes as Gaza rocket attacks intensify The Israeli military has retaliated with some 260 air strikes against militant targets in Gaza. An Israeli police sapper with part of an exploded Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) Gaza militants have fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to...
Dairygold: milk prices more than market returns Dairygold CEO Jim Woulfe. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision Dairygold is currently paying more for milk than it is getting back from market returns, chief executive Jim Woulfe told the co-op's AGM last week. While there was no suggestion that Dairygold is considering cutting returns to farmers, Mr Woulfe's comments come as dairies around the country...
Dennis Ross: 'US won't ditch Saudi Arabia but must manage tense relationship' Driver of change: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is conducting a revolution from above that is discrediting radical Islamist ideology, including the removal of several thousand clerics and dozens of judges deemed to be sympathetic to Qaeda Few American foreign-policy challenges are more vexing or divisive than relations...
300 towns will get 'wi-fi hot spots' while waiting for fibre    Business Minister Heather Humphreys. Photo: Steve Humphreys Hundreds of towns and villages are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the delivery of fibre broadband. Schools, community centres and sports clubs are being identified as suitable locations for hot-desk facilities and wi-fi points. The move is an acknowledgement that many...

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