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Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped

Ryanair and British Airways customers who say they are owed refunds because of Covid restrictions on travel could miss out because the competition regulator says the law is unclear. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has closed an investigation into the two airlines, saying there is a “lack of [legal] clarity”. Instead of offering refunds, […]

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Lawyer blaming drink-driving on tea jailed and banned

A lawyer who was almost four times over the drink-drive limit has been jailed for 10 weeks. Louise Taylor, 41, of Holmes Chapel Road, Sandbach, claimed she had been drinking a friend’s home-made Kombucha tea and did not know it was alcoholic. A previous hearing ruled there was no evidence of “a significant level of alcohol” […]

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Coronavirus travel advice eased for another 51 countries

Britons will no longer be advised to avoid holidays in 51 destinations, including the Bahamas, Jamaica and Cameroon, the Foreign Office has said. The change will make it easier for people visiting these locations to get travel insurance. It follows the easing of similar travel advice for 32 locations on Wednesday. The advice is separate to the red […]

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ADVERTISEMENT Brexit: EU to make offer to end ‘sausage wars’

The EU is expected to come up with a new set of proposals to end the so-called sausage wars, the BBC has been told. Post-Brexit EU rules say chilled meats cannot go from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. But, exports could be allowed beyond the current grace period, under proposals from Brussels to change the […]

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Facebook down: Zuckerberg apologises for six-hour outage

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for the “disruption” caused after its social media services went down for almost six hours – impacting more than 3.5bn users worldwide. The billionaire said sorry after an internal technical issue took Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram offline at about 16:00 GMT on Monday. The scramble to bring it back […]

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Nicholas Gill rises to new heights

As of 2021, Nicholas Gill is not dating anyone. There has been at least 1 previous relationship. Nicholas Gill has not been engaged before. Like most celebrities, Nicholas Gill tries to keep his personal and love life a secret. Mr. Gill is an Irish businessman and actor and a social media personality because of his […]

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Love Island: What is ‘the ick’?

Love it, hate it – or really love to hate it – reality TV show Love Island has become a pop culture sensation over the past number of years, with viewers across Ireland and the U.K tuning in six nights a week every summer to watch a group of twenty-somethings scramble to find their one […]

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What impact has lockdown had on vulnerable school children?

Broadcaster Evelyn O’Rourke reports on the impact that lockdown has had on schoolchildren in Ireland. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reporting on the impact of Covid lockdowns on schoolchildren in areas of disadvantage for RTÉ Radio 1 and boy, have I learnt a few lessons! Firstly, I was blown away by the imagination, […]

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Mayo woman sells $1,000,000 worth of scones in just 24 hours

Earlier this month, in just 24 hours, an Irish woman made $1,000,000. And it was all because of a soda bread scone. Mayo-born woman Mary O’Halloran became an overnight success after the famous Humans of New York Instagram account posted about her homemade scones. Since then, Mary has been up to her elbows in flour, […]

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