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Euro marks 20th birthday with plenty of uncertainty ahead The Euro has turned 20 (Niall Carson/PA) On January 1, 1999, the euro came into existence. Twenty years on, there are plenty of questions about where to go from here, but having...

Paddy Agnew: ‘Europe 2019: In freefall or heading for recovery at last?’

Paddy Agnew: 'Europe 2019: In freefall or heading for recovery at last?' The beggars and protesters on the streets of Europe are an embodiment of the crisis gripping the EU, writes Paddy Agnew Protest: Sarajevo residents gather on December 25 in...

Best forgotten: From Baby Shark to skinny jeans, here’s what we want to leave...

Best forgotten: From Baby Shark to skinny jeans, here's what we want to leave behind in 2018 We'd be happy to never hear 'Baby Shark' again, or wear a pair of skinny jeans. Tanya Sweeney casts a baleful eye on...

‘If we didn’t have Airbnb, I fear we’d be homeless’ – host’s worry ahead...

'If we didn't have Airbnb, I fear we'd be homeless' - host's worry ahead of crackdown Critical: Gordon Kelley fears his family would be homeless if it wasn’t for the money they make on Airbnb An Airbnb host who says short-term...

Charlie Weston: ‘A paltry €5 extra a week won’t make us better off in...

Charlie Weston: 'A paltry €5 extra a week won't make us better off in 2019'   Stock image Most workers will have a few more euro in their wallets and purses from the start of the new year due to income tax...

Mark Keenan: ‘Only certainty is more uncertainty as UK exit moves toward endgame’

Mark Keenan: 'Only certainty is more uncertainty as UK exit moves toward endgame'    Stock image 'Brexit affects the property market too," is the core message from this year's Irish Independent/REA annual house price forecast. But while discussions over Brexit have thus far...

Varadkar’s bid to expand lower tax band to €50k holds

Varadkar's bid to expand lower tax band to €50k holds Taoiseach still committed to €3k tax relief for workers in 5 years Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Frank McGrath Leo Varadkar says he can still follow through on his commitment to dramatically increase...

Sport Golf

Portrush enjoying Open effect Championship will mark a fitting end to Wilma Erskine's 35-year term Apart from contributing more than €100m to the local economy, The Open will secure the club’s future for the next generation. Photo: Getty Images Though the big...

Apple sees significant slump in iPhone sales

Apple sees significant slump in iPhone sales CEO Tim Cook issued a warning to the company’s shareholders in a letter released after the stock market closed on Wednesday. Analysts had expected Apple’s revenue to be higher (PA) Apple has acknowledged demand for...

Pink gin just the tonic for drinks firms

Pink gin just the tonic for drinks firms Tipple: Peter O’Connor making pink gin and tonics at Cafe en Seine on Dawson St, Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren For the Instagram brigade, it's the perfect clinking glass of rose-hued seduction. For others, the...

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