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Average dairy farm incomes up 65% in 2017

The average family farm income in Ireland last year reached a record high of €31,374, according to the latest National Farm Survey published today by Teagasc. That represented a sharp increase of 32% on the figure for 2016. But many in farming might argue that the overall figure could give …

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Cabinet agrees to set up 'rainy day' fund

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed the Government decided at this morning’s Cabinet meeting to introduce legislation to set-up a Rainy Day Fund. He made the announcement in response to questions from Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin, who suggested that fiscal rules will prohibit the deployment of such a fund. “The whole …

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U.S. officials warn Congress on 2018 election hacking threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Trump administration officials warned Congress on Tuesday of ongoing efforts by Russia to interfere in the 2018 midterm congressional elections as the federal government prepares to hand out $380 million in election security funding to states. At a briefing attended by about 40 or 50 members …

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Lockheed taps BAE for F-35 readiness support

May 22 (UPI) — BAE Systems announced Tuesday the company entered into a contract with Lockheed Martin for critical aircraft readiness. The five-year contract from Lockheed Martin enables BAE Systems to manage the supply chain and establish infrastructure to ensure critical electronic warfare technology is available for readiness on the …

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Saudi Arabia expands crackdown on women's rights activists

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has arrested at least three more women’s rights activists in a widening crackdown just weeks before a ban on women driving is set to end, international rights watchdogs said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A Saudi woman checks a car at the first automotive showroom solely …

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Manchester remembers victims of bomb attack

A minute’s silence has been held to remember the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing last year. Some of the hundreds of those injured in the explosion, and the families of those killed, attended a remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral alongside Britain’s Prince Williams and Prime Minister Theresa …

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