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Ex-CEO aimed to use listed firm to buy Stobart Air stake High-flyer: Current Stobart Group CEO Warwick Brady Ex-Stobart CEO Andrew Tinkler hatched a plan in 2017 that would have seen him and backers buy a majority stake in Aer Lingus Regional operator Stobart Air and then use a stock market vehicle to take a 49pc stake in the carrier. The move...
Ian O'Doherty: 'Labour split offers little for us as the clock ticks down towards a no-deal disaster for all concerned' British Labour Party MPs Ann Coffey, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie, Chuka Umunna, Mike Gapes, Luciana Berger and Gavin Shuker pose for a picture after they announced they are leaving the party. Photo: REUTERS/Simon Dawson Only 38 days to go. To the...
IS schoolgirl compares Manchester Arena bomb to military strikes in Syria Shamima Begum in a photo provided by her family A teenage girl who fled Britain to join Islamic State has compared the Manchester Arena bombing to military assaults on Syria. In an interview with the BBC, Shamima Begum, now 19, said the deaths of 22 innocent people in the terrorist attack...
Trump declares national emergency to secure funding for border wall The move will allow him to bypass Congress to spend more money to erect barriers on the Mexico border. Donald Trump (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed...
Diageo-LVMH bid tipped to land Pernod Ricard Long-term strategy: Pernod Ricard CEO Alexandre Ricard has said the said the French distiller ‘will remain a consolidator’. Photo: Bloomberg Pernod Ricard, the French distiller being targeted by activist investor Elliott Management, could fall prey to a joint bid by luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and rival distiller Diageo, according to analysts...
New laws to be approved to prepare for UK's exit Money matters: Simon Coveney said Ireland is spending hundreds of millions of euro preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Picture: Justin Farrelly Legislation to allow for ongoing cross-Border healthcare, electricity, transport, student grants and pension payments will be approved by Cabinet today. Nine government departments have almost completed work on legal changes which...
Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration A protester wearing a mask depicting U.S. President Donald Trump holds a sign during a demonstration against Trump on President's day near the White House in Washington, U.S., February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsPeople hold signs during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump on President's day near the White House in Washington, U.S.,...
FTSE 100 strengthens on positive US-China trade talks The pound, meanwhile, rose on solid January retail sales figures. Royal Bank of Scotland helped bolster the FTSE 100 after the lender posted strong earnings Philip Toscano/PA) The FTSE 100 edged higher on Friday on renewed hopes of a US-China trade deal, while the Royal Bank of Scotland was a standout performer following better...
Germany bans investors' 'short' bets that fintech Wirecard stock will fall Stock image GERMANY'S financial regulator has taken the unprecedented step of temporarily banning short sales of Wirecard shares following reports of suspicious accounting practices, while prosecutors in Munich expanded their investigation to include a 'Financial Times' journalist. Investors globally are immediately prohibited from taking new short positions or increasing existing ones...
Just one in five Fianna Fáil candidates for local elections is a woman Stock pictureAnalysis: Adrian Kavanagh has been monitoring party selection events Just one in five local election candidates selected by Fianna Fáil so far is a woman. With three months to go before voters cast their ballot papers, the party trails its rivals in efforts to get female candidates on...

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