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Fossil-free now option from KBI   Eoin Fahy, head of responsible investing at KBI Global Investors KBI Global Investors has extended its range of responsible investing strategies with the introduction of fossil fuel-free versions of its global, Eurozone and emerging markets equity funds. With climate change issues becoming increasingly prominent, the new funds satisfy the concerns and requirements of a growing band of...
New eurozone blow as German experts downplay ECB rate hikes ECB rate hike now unlikely The outlook for Europe has turned dramatically for the worse and economic data now suggests that the European Central Bank will not be raising interest rates this year and possibly not even in 2021 as a downturn looks set to gather pace. The latest gloomy news came...
Capping the CAP: The loopholes that could see Larry Goodman, Coolmore and a Sheikh hold onto huge EU farm subsidies (stock photo) Huge payments of farm subsidies to individuals from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been a cause of outrage to farmers. Just last week, IFA President Joe Healy said CAP should be used to fund genuine farmers, not the...
Man who used 'Father Ted defence' to steal from charity that brings terminally-ill kids to Lapland appeals conviction John Cornelius Murphy, known as Con Murphy, of the Children to Lapland Appeal Ltd Pic: Collins Photos A travel agent found guilty of stealing money from a charity which sent terminally ill children to Lapland must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal...
Tom Brady: 'Braney conviction is a major setback to New IRA in Republic'    Stock Image A sentence of life imprisonment for Kevin Braney has dealt a major blow to the most dangerous terrorist group operating on this island. The New IRA poses the biggest threat to the security of the State since the Provisional IRA ceasefire in 1994, according to Garda security...

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Brexit contract wins help lift Kainos shares Kainos is working on the UK’s so-called transformation strategy, which is aimed at providing citizens and businesses with easier online access to government data and services. Stock picture Brexit is providing a boost to Kainos, a Belfast-based information-technology firm that's listed in London. Shares surged almost 11pc yesterday, after the company, which specialises in contracted...
Processors stockpile 'Cheddar mountain' as a Brexit buffer Ornua has moved six months' supply to UK warehouses Ornua CEO John Jordan says it is stockpiling dairy exports in the UK "to avoid logistics issues that we foresee happening through early April, May and June" The Country's largest exporter of dairy products has moved to store over six months of Cheddar cheese in...
Centra to add stores after record year Sport support: Former Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin at a Centra hurling event last year Convenience retailer Centra has announced a major expansion, after reporting record sales for 2018. Last year revenue at the group hit €1.63bn, a 3.6pc increase on the previous year. The group plans to open 25 new stores across Ireland in 2019 as...
EU will not meet demands to re-negotiate backstop, insists Dutch minister Debate: European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins The EU will stay united on Brexit and will not meet UK demands to re-open the Withdrawal Agreement which contains the Irish border backstop. That was the strong message from the Dutch Foreign Minister, Stef Blok, as he stood with Irish...
Councillor sues SF activist for defamation Stock Image A Fine Gael councillor and constituency ally of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is suing a Sinn Féin activist over what the High Court heard was a defamatory statement made on Facebook. Cllr Ted Leddy (32), who holds the council seat in Castleknock once held by Mr Varadkar, claims Sinn Féin activist Alan Donnelly defamed him...

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