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Man charged with murder of mother's partner

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his mother’s partner. Bryan Cassidy, 52, was attacked and stabbed outside the woman’s home at Buirg an Rí in Balgaddy on Wednesday night. Adam Nolan, 19, with an address at Buirg an Rí Walk in Balgaddy, Co Dublin, was …

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Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

Amazon is gearing up to compete directly with UPS and FedEx, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The so-called “Shipping with Amazon” program will be an end-to-end shipping solution, with pickups from businesses and shipments made to consumers, per the report. The timeframe for rollout is soon, too: …

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Court told London Bridge terrorists had taken steroids

The terrorists who killed eight people in the London Bridge and Borough Market attack had taken steroids, a pre-inquest hearing was told. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, had all taken a substance called DHEA shortly before the attack on 3 June last year, the Old …

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Industry talks up Florida oil and gas potential

Feb. 9 (UPI) — Industry supporters in Florida kicked back against opposition to offshore drilling, saying the state has emerging opportunities to capitalize on U.S. momentum. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, a division of the Interior Department, is holding state hearings on a proposed five-year lease plan that …

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Hostage: I want to see 'Beatles' IS pair on trial

The first picture has emerged of a captured British IS fighter – part of a group nicknamed The Beatles – in detention. Appearing noticeably more gaunt than in previous pictures, 34-year-old Alexanda Kotey is shown in the custody of Kurdish forces in Syria after being captured last month. The image …

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Back to school for Galway marathon champion

The Galway-based World Marathon Challenge champion got a hero’s welcome on his return to work at a national school in the city today. Gary Thornton arrived back in Ireland earlier this week after winning seven marathon races in seven days in seven locations around the world. The 38-year-old, who teaches senior …

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WeTravel builds a payment platform for small travel businesses

WeTravel wants to be the payment platform for small travel companies and group trips. Founded by three immigrant entrepreneurs who met at University of California, Berkeley, the company has just closed a $2 million seed round to expand its business among the small and medium-sized agencies that still play a …

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Production of Netflix drama begins in Troy Studios

A major new production of a TV series to be broadcast on Netflix has begun shooting in Troy Studios, Limerick.  Up to 500 people will be employed during the filming of the Netflix drama, a production that is estimated to be worth up to €70m to the local economy. “Nightflyers” is based on a novella …

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