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Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up for our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning The EU will require derivatives traders to use accounts at the bloc’s clearing houses for some of their trades as part of plans to …

BACK in 2002 I was working in Belfast and as the World Cup approached it became a difficult place for a Corkman to reside. it wasn’t because of old score animosities, the mockery of which was aimed my way on occasion only to be met with withering return fire. The difficulties were created by Roy …

The government’s fiscal strategy for next year is appropriate, according to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC), but it has stepped up its warnings about the need to prepare for longer-term – and largely unavoidable – pressures on expenses. The aging of the population and the need to spend massively to combat climate change will …

22/11/2022 SUNY Cortland’s Office of International Programs recently announced the winners of its Fall 2022 Photo Contest. A total of 26 student photos were recognized in five categories, with more than 400 votes cast by members of the campus community for the popular choice photos. The submissions represented overseas experiences as well as domestic travel. …

Ireland may consider itself “neutral”, but the restrictions imposed on certain Irish TDs by Russia tell the real story. We align ourselves more and more with EU position and all that that entails, including closer ties with NATO. Instead of going with the EU, can we listen to the words of Ukrainian peace activist Yurii …

Paschal Donohoe has presented his candidacy for a second term as President of the Eurogroup of Finance Ministers. He was first elected to the position for a two-and-a-half-year term in July 2020. His current term expires on January 13, with a vote on the new leader scheduled for December 5. Minister Donohoe’s candidacy comes ahead …

Published: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 08:45 Last update: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 09:38 Damian Spellman, PA Callum Robinson has challenged the Republic of Ireland to ensure they head into their dreaded Euro 2024 qualifier against France on the back of a win. Ireland had been hoping to emerge from their double friendly against Norway and …

A slight decline is not a description often applied to Ireland’s continually contentious, vexing, unfair and undersupplied property market, but it is where it stands according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. This week, the CSO released its monthly house price index which showed residential property prices rose on an annual basis …

Aldi has defended its 2022 Christmas advert after the Irish Advertising Authority received a number of complaints about it. he German supermarket chain released the animated ad last week, but it has been criticized by some members of the public who say parts of it are inappropriate. The same way Macaulay Culkin was overlooked in …

Connect union members working in water utilities have voted overwhelmingly in favor of industrial action if the government fails to meet commitments made to their terms and conditions of employment. A ballot of members employed in local government water services, which was counted last night, resulted in a majority of more than 96 per cent …

Greencastle Community Center’s Grow project is breaking the mold of mental health service delivery in Inishowen. Designed and delivered by Michaela McDaid Ecotherapy, this innovative product the course emphasized connecting with nature and community, and was a huge Hit. Participants did not need a diagnosis, referral, or financial means to participate. The only stipulation was …

Mr. Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), attended a ceremony officially marking the transfer of management of the revolving fund committee from Malaysia to Singapore. Created in 1981 to combat oil pollution in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, according to the MPA press release. The Revolving …

Forming a new independent body to oversee the hospitality sector is among the key recommendations in a new report on working conditions and skills shortages in the region by the Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture , arts, sports and media. Committee members also called for measures to improve wages and conditions in the sector, changes …

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Sunday’s bombing in central Istanbul a “treacherous attack” and said “those responsible will be punished”. His comment follows the arrest of a woman suspected of deploying the bomb and 45 other people believed to have been involved. Six people were killed and more than 80 injured in the attack. …

On a football pitch in a park in central London, the Sisterhood Football Club, a team of Muslim women, make a substitution. “Your hijab, tuck it in. It can’t get in your way,” shouts a teammate as the substitute continues to run. Despite the afternoon heat, all of the Sisterhood players are dressed head to …

Quinn will become the fifth Republic player to win 100 international caps Louise Quinn will captain the Republic of Ireland as she earns her 100th international cap in Monday’s friendly against Morocco in Marbella. Vera Pauw’s side are playing the game as part of their preparations for next summer’s World Cup final. Birmingham defender Quinn, …

Campaigners have urged the government to reflect on the country’s own history of famine as they call for more action to help countries facing food shortages exacerbated by climate change. Activists held a protest outside statues of the Irish Famine Memorial in Dublin on the World Day of Climate Action. The action was organized as …

Doctors have estimated that one in 12 children are now on waiting lists for various types of treatment based on the latest hospital data. Figures also show that the number of people waiting for surgery in hospitals rose by more than 500 between September and October despite funding being given to the problem. In total, …

The financial and meteorological communities came together at COP27 to discuss how to fill gaps in weather and climate data and how to use climate data for more effective economic policies. “Climate data is economic data,” said Mari Pangestu, Managing Director for Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank Group. This was echoed by Bo Li, …

GARTH Brooks fans can see the country sensation perform in Las Vegas next year – but his gigs will clash with U2’s Sin City run. The two mega stars are suspending their tours next year in favor of residencies in Nevada. 5 Bono and co are planning 12 shows, every Friday and Saturday evening over …

United Auto attorney Stacy Blank told appeals judges that Brinkema properly dismissed Davidson’s case under the “plain language” of the law. The asset protection secured loan was secured by the car and was intended to finance it, Blank said. “This [GAP] is a core function of auto lending,” Blank said. Congress didn’t say the car …

Presentation Castleisland Secondary School recently organized a traditional music session for teenagers as part of the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival which takes place every year in the town. he school’s music department wanted to give their students the opportunity to experience a traditional session and learn how tunes and tunes can be passed down …

REGULATIONS introduced by the UK government to order comprehensive abortion services in Northern Ireland are legally invalid, the Court of Appeal has been told. The lawyer for a pro-life group also claimed that subsequent amendments cannot rehabilitate legislation that has been deemed a “corpse”. Earlier this year the High Court ruled the Secretary of State …

With funding from the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon ​​Policing Community Safety Partnership, the Banbridge Neighborhood Policing Team ran the project at Dromore Town Hall for two days over the half term break, in partnership with Dromore High School and JR Magill Cycles.Nicholas Woods, Banbridge Neighborhood Police Sergeant said, “This project has provided young people with …

Norman Robson, from Doagh, near Ballyclare in County Antrim, was elected following the company’s recent AGM in Stirling. Norman becomes the third member of the Robson family to serve as president of the BSCS, his father Billy serving as president in 1985-86 and 1999-2000; and his brother Michael who held the position between 2011 and …

The writer is United States Ambassador to the Court of St James It’s an important time for the UK, which means it’s an important time for the United States and the relationship between our two countries. As Prime Minister Rishi Sunak debuts in Issue 10, President Joe Biden and I send America’s congratulations. Now begins …

Pep Guardiola says his passion for Manchester City is constantly fueled by players and fans. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, his remarks will encourage the club that he can soon extend his brilliant spell as manager of the reigning champions. Guardiola hailed his side’s latest victory over Fulham on Saturday …

PUBLIC support for Sinn Féin has dropped for the first time in more than eight months, a new poll reveals as the party gathers for its ard fheis in Dublin this weekend. Mary Lou McDonald’s party is still by far the most popular in the country, its support dropping three points to 34%, according to …

Published: Sat 5 Nov 2022, 10:21 AM Meath Local Sports Partnership (LSP) are delighted to announce the return of our hugely successful Community Sports Coaching Programme. The goal of the Community Sports Coaching Program is to develop the skills of community leaders, coaches and club representatives through education and training, including the following qualifications: National …

On October 30, the first phase of an “80 million euro border management programme” was signed between the EU and Egypt during a visit to Cairo by the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi. The funding will help Egypt’s border and coast guards, Reuters news agency reported, while providing for “the purchase of …

Exorbitant fees We’ve all heard of bank robbers, but that term has a double meaning. There are people robbing banks, and then there are banks robbing people. I was at the Ward Parkway mall last week and needed $20 cash. I went to an ATM, followed the procedure and got my $20. The machine charged …

The West Ham youngster carved out a small slice of European history with a 3-0 victory over Romanian side FCSB in Bucharest. Two goals from Pablo Fornals and a deflected effort from teenage debutant Divin Mubama saw the Hammers, already through to the Europa Conference League Round of 16, become the first side in the …

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office, Simon Murray, has dismissed the former Speaker of the Assembly’s claim that forcing Unionists to pay a hefty £1,300 citizenship fee and taking a UK living test in order to obtain British citizenship if they were born in the 26 counties after Ireland left the British Commonwealth …

At this year’s Web Summit, the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, called for technology leaders to help Ukraine and, in doing so, help make the world a safer place. Speaking at the event which kicked off in Lisbon on Tuesday, Ms Zelenska told delegates about the mental health crisis in Ukraine following the war …

Ireland has announced plans to bring 16 Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to India for their Education Field Fairs in Cities in November 2022, according to an official statement. According to her, in Delhi, the fair is scheduled to be held on November 19, followed by four other major cities: Pune on November 20, Mumbai …