European Union Finance Ministers Urge Greece to Speed Up Reforms

As European finance ministers gathered in Bratislava, Greece was back on the agenda on Friday. “The summer is over, pack up the camping gear,” the sprightly Dutch finance minister said, adding that time had already been lost over the summer in implementing the third Greek bailout. While European Union officials have stressed that alarm bells are not […]

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We Can’t Produce Apples in Ireland So the Supermarkets Are Laden with Apples From South Africa, New Zealand and France

Our supermarkets are laden with apples from South Africa, New Zealand and France because we cannot produce good apples in Ireland. To disprove this fallacy drop into the farm shop at Con Traas’ apple farm between Cahir and Clonmel where you are surrounded by 40 acres of the finest, blemish-free apples and plums hanging heavily […]

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Amazing Summer 2016 Experience, Mild and Dull Nearly Everywhere

Let’s get to know it. Figures released on Friday show although temperatures were slightly up, Irleand saw more rainfall and less sunshine in June, July and August compared to the long-term average. Generally, temperatures across the country were slightly higher than average. Dublin’s Phoenix Park saw the largest increase, with its mean temperature of 15.7 […]

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