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Padraig Carmody and Kevin Lynch: 'More than ever, children need to learn geography' This is exactly the wrong moment in world history to be downgrading the subject in our schools, write Padraig Carmody and Kevin Lynch IT’S THEIR FUTURE: Geography helps us better understand problems such as climate change. Stock picture The study of geography is central to understanding the modern world....

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Airport's role as transatlantic hub 'can be enhanced' Potential: IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says there is scope to improve There remains "significant scope" to enhance Dublin Airport's position as a transatlantic hub, according to IAG CEO Willie Walsh. IAG, which owns Aer Lingus, has been using the Irish carrier to capture more traffic across the Atlantic, adding a number of routes...
Public sector 'benefits the most' from tax reliefs on pensions Stock imagePensions apartheid: Leading actuary Tony Gilhawley Public servants are the biggest beneficiaries of the tax reliefs on pension contributions, a new report has found. This means that any move to reduce the tax reliefs will hit Government workers hard, prompting them to seek higher pay. The paper, by leading pensions actuaries Tony...
Why World Rugby's seismic proposals could spell disaster for the PRO14 Leinster players celebrate their victory over Scarlets in the Guinness PRO14 final in Dublin back in May. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile When the British and Irish Lions were undertaking the daunting task of a tour of New Zealand two summers ago, Ulster legend Willie John McBride was understandably a man...
Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt The plane vanished March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. Malaysian Minister of Transport Anthony Loke plants a tree with family members of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 (Vincent Thian/AP) Malaysia is open to proposals to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, as families of passengers marked the...
Share watch: Emerging markets hold key to keeping the fizz in Heineken   Heineken Lager Beer is the flagship product of Heineken. Photo: Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Things got very heady in the beer world a couple of years ago. Global market leader ABinBev acquired its rival SAB/Miller (then the No2 in the world) in a deal worth a staggering...
Trade union leader Nunan to be Labour candidate for European Elections INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan. Photo: Frank McGrath TRADE Union leader Sheila Nunan has been selected as the Labour Party's candidate to contest the European Elections in the Ireland South constituency. Ms Nunan won out over former Labour TD for Clare, Michael McNamara, who also contested today's selection convention in Cork....
South Korea and US to end springtime military drills to back diplomacy It follows the summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Marines of the US and South Korea during a joint military combined exercise in Pohang, South Korea (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap/AP/File) South Korea and the US are ending their massive springtime military drills as part of...
Revenue tops €24bn at IAG as Aer Lingus delivers record performance (Stock image) Revenue at Aer Lingus owner IAG increased 6.7pc to €24.4bn in 2018. Operating profit before exceptional items increased 9.5pc to €3.2bn, according to annual results from the group. Last year IAG increased capacity by 6.1pc. The increase partially reflects new long haul routes at British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus,...
'No one needs to lose their home' - 14,000 in arrears given hope Stock photo A change in eligibility criteria could see 14,000 homeowners in mortgage arrears qualify for inclusion under the Government's new mortgage-to-rent scheme. It means that nobody should lose their home as a new era dawns with the banks, according to an expert. "Thousands of people in serious arrears have...

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