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Last Ones Left Alive: A post-apocalyptic Ireland and a steely heroine Fiction: Last Ones Left Alive Sarah Davis-Goff Tinder Press, hardback, 275 pages, €13.99 Left field: Davis-Goff is one-half of independent publisher Tramp Press In Living with the Living Dead (2017), academic Greg Garrett expounded with bemusing rigour on the swelling utilisation of the zombie apocalypse in popular culture. The Undead, he insisted, were...
Like father, like son: a new face of terror $1m bounty shows al-Qaeda threat still there, says Raffaello Pantucci A teenage Hamza bin Laden cradles the AK-47 belonging to his father Osama We have a remarkably myopic view of terrorist organisations. If they are not on our news channels, the assumption is that they have gone away. Yet the reality is that...
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...
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...
Barstool Brexit: The issue's key personalities European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Picture: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo Like a cast from a dystopian black comedy, we have watched the key players in Brexit play up to their various reputations as the Brexit shambles slowly unfolded. Here we look at everything you need to know about the main actors. Theresa May The 'vicar's daughter'...
Aid fund to help Irish firms hit by Brexit increased tenfold to 200m euro The cash can be used to offer rescue aid or restructuring support to small and medium-sized businesses impacted by the UK’s exit from the EU. Heather Humphreys described the fund as a safety net (Niall Carson/PA) The EU has approved a ten-fold increase in a state aid fund...
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...
It's clear Trump obstructed US justice, claims committee chief Hanging on: Donald Trump grabs the US flag at a conference in Maryland at the weekend. Photo: AFP/Getty Images The Democrat chairman of the committee in charge of impeachment has said it is "very clear" US President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Jerrold Nadler has warned the House of Representative panel will request documents...
Real lives on the border: 'Imagine our customers needing a passport for a coffee...' The fog - both concerning the weather and Brexit - fails to lift in Clones Jessica and Tori Knight from Liberty Belle, Clones, Co Monaghan. IT IS very foggy in Clones when we visit, an apt if obvious metaphor for the lack of clarity on what the future...
Revolut mulling acquisitions despite controversies The fintech unicorn is going on a hiring spree to support its growth ambitions. Revolut is considering acquisitions as part of its expansion strategy. Revolut is to press ahead with plans to enter the deal making arena, despite the digital bank coming under pressure over a string of controversies. The Press Association has learnt that the fast-growing fintech...

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