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Google revises its policies on sexual misconduct following staff protests Google’s offices in Six Pancras Square, London (Jonathan Brady/PA) Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture. Chief executive Sundar Pichai spelled out the concessions in an email sent...
Ewan MacKenna: 'Amateur boxing may have destroyed itself last weekend' Scruntiny has come on the AIBA following the election of Gafur Rakhimov president. (Photo by Stanislav KrasilnikovTASS via Getty Images) It's just over two years since Michael Conlan stood in a ring in Rio de Janeiro, and lost his mind having lost a fight. "AIBA are cheats," he famously fumed. "F**king cheats....
Leslie Ann Horgan: 'Cheryl - how utterly ridiculous, even by the standards of a woman who named her child Bear Payne'   Cheryl has returned with new single Love Made Me Do It (Danny Lawson/PA)“It’s something that anyone who’s been in love will be able to relate to in some way or another,” Cheryl said, insisting that the song was not...
Adrian Weckler: 'Zuckerberg's company may find it has fewer Government friends than Apple' Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: AFP/Getty If the EU opens a tax probe into Facebook, will Ireland go to bat for the company in the same way it has for Apple? Coincidentally, the social media giant unveiled ambitious new plans yesterday to employ thousands more people in Dublin at...
Fred Forsey case: Probe began when estranged wife contacted gardaí about payments Jenny Forsey, the former wife of Fred Forsey. Photo: Patrick Browne Fred Forsey Jr was largely unknown outside of his native county Waterford before his high-profile corruption trial. A former Fine Gael town councillor, he was co-opted onto Dungarvan Town Council in 2003 and later became the town's deputy mayor. He...
'I'm so glad she was my mother' - actor Cowan Tribute: Rory Cowan with mourners at his mother Esther’s funeral in Balally Parish, Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers Actor Rory Cowan delivered a heartfelt eulogy at the funeral of his mother Esther. The former 'Mrs Brown's Boys' actor (59) was joined by family and friends at the Church of the Ascension of the...
John Downing: 'Martin finally stamps his authority on rebels over foray to the North'   Action: Micheál Martin (left) and Éamon Ó Cuív have long had a fractious relationship. Photo: Arthur Carron When the row erupted over the two Fianna Fáil rebels' 'Seán South of Garryowen-style' foray northwards last month, one of the duo, Éamon Ó Cuív, raised a little-known historical fact. It...
Max Boot: 'Trumpian true believer in top justice job puts America's democracy on the line' Trump loyalist: Matthew Whitaker has been named as acting attorney general. Photo: AP/Charlie Neibergall On Tuesday, voters handed the House to Democrats. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump showed why this kind of check on his untrammelled authority is so imperative - if probably inadequate. Nearly the first...
Yuval Levin: 'A tale of two weak parties - elections only highlight sorry state of US politics' US President Donald Trump. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Photo In the wake of an election, we naturally tend to be struck by the strength of the winning side. We look at who now has momentum in politics, and ask what sort of mandate has it...
Immigrants urged to learn language by the Taoiseach   Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured with Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a press conference at the Prime Minister's official residence Kesaranta in Helsinki, Finland. AP photo Immigrants will not be able to "integrate fully" unless they learn English, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. While stopping short of saying lessons should be compulsory, the Taoiseach...

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