Number of students who got over 400 points on the rise

Number of students who got over 400 points on the rise Stock image The number of Leaving Certificate candidates scoring high points for college entry has jumped since the changes to the exam grading system and...

Asian shares hit one-year low on Turkey, China worries

Asian shares hit one-year low on Turkey, China worries (stock picture) Asian shares hit fresh one-year lows on Thursday, weighed by worries about China's economic slowdown and Turkey's currency crisis, though news of renewed trade talks...

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US stock record as trade fear shrugged off Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) US stocks climbed to a record high, as an expanding economy and surging earnings erased a...

Middle Ireland is already squeezed – it shouldn’t pay again

Middle Ireland is already squeezed - it shouldn't pay again 'Some two million people are the beneficiaries of social welfare payments in this State, prompting some to brand us a Welfare Nation' (stock photo) When officials...

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Emma Thompson says ‘greatest place to find hope is with young generation’ Thompson was joined by her co-stars at the premiere of her new film The Children Act. Emma Thompson attending the Children Act Premiere, London...

China and US to hold next round of trade talks in late August

China and US to hold next round of trade talks in late August US President Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan had caused only economic trouble for the country, including US soybean farmers. China said it will...

Pain for Exporters: Sterling stuck near 14-month low despite strong retail data

Pain for Exporters: Sterling stuck near 14-month low despite strong retail data Stock image Sterling languished near 14-month lows on Thursday, and strong British retail sales did little to support the currency hamstrung by fears about...

CAO points fall again… but the demand for ‘boom-time’ jobs rises

CAO points fall again... but the demand for 'boom-time' jobs rises Majority of students will get offer for one of top choices Aoife Ní Raithilligh (left), from Inchicore in Dublin, gets help from Sailí Ní Dhroighneáin...

‘I had unfinished business’ – Inspiring dad-of-two (41) who left school at 16, passed...

'I had unfinished business' - Inspiring dad-of-two (41) who left school at 16, passed with flying colours later in life Alan Hand (41) with his leaving cert results.Alan Hand (41) sat his leaving cert two...

‘Today a new day is dawning’ – Slashing spending puts Greece in surplus after...

'Today a new day is dawning' - Slashing spending puts Greece in surplus after bailout turmoil Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the country had good reason to expect better days ahead after formally exiting...

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