The first film broke UK box office records and now the release date for the Inbetweeners sequel has been revealed. The Inbetweeners 2, starring the same four characters from the E4 comedy, will open in the UK and Ireland on Wednesday, August 6. The film will see friends Will, Simon, Neil and Jay, played by Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas, travel to Australia for a holiday. Filming began Down Under in December and moved to the UK in January.
A proposed deal to create the world's largest banana company will see Fyffes merge with its biggest rival, Chiquita. Fyffes, which employs 4,000 people in the UK and Ireland alone, will be the minority stakeholder in the proposed new business - to be called ChiquitaFyffes. Ed Lonergan, Chiquita's chief executive officer, said the deal would create a strategic partnership - combining its dominance of North America with Fyffes's across Europe. Dublin-based Fyffes, which also sells products under the Sol brand, employs more than 12,000 people worldwide.
Irish Rail says they were receiving complaints from passengers about the electronic cigarettes.
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A soldier who police suspect was murdered at a barracks in Shropshire has been named as Corporal Geoffrey McNeill. The 32-year-old, from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, was discovered at Clive Barracks in Tern Hill at 9am on Saturday. The victim's brother, Jason McNeill, paid tribute to his sibling, who was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim. Detective Inspector Steve Tonks, of West Mercia Police, said: "The investigation is in its early stages and extensive enquiries are continuing."
Jump racing's showpiece The Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday but the 2014 edition will be known as the 'year of the cloud' according to leading Irish trainer Willie Mullins because of a doping case involving another Irish handler.
One of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar gets under way today as thousands of Irish punters descend on Cheltenham for Gold Cup week.
Yes, they have more bananas. Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday they had agreed to merge to create the world's biggest banana supplier. The all-shares ...
Ireland's central bank governor believes it is unlikely the country's banks will need more capital following stress tests later this year, adding to growing confidence in Dublin that lenders will pass the tests. Ireland had to pump more than 60 billion euros - equivalent to about 40 percent of annual economic output - into its banks on the back of national stress tests in 2010 and 2011 in a banking crisis that pushed it into an international bailout. "I'm not expecting anything but I'm not ruling it out because we don't know the scale of the stress test," Patrick Honohan, who is also a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank, the authority overseeing the stress tests, told reporters on Monday. "You can always design a stress test that causes banks to need more capital, you can just turn up the notch and that hasn't been decided yet." Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Banks, two of the three domestically-owned banks who will be put through the stress tests, said last week that they believed they had sufficient capital to navigate the tests.
It’s not a political bond or a business bond that binds Ireland and the US – it’s a bond between people, writes Sean Dunne.
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By Sam Cage DUBLIN (Reuters) - U.S. fruit firm Chiquita Brands and Irish rival Fyffes, Europe's largest distributor, have struck an all-stock deal to create the world's biggest banana supplier. With the $526 million (316 million pounds) tie-up, the new firm will grab some 14 percent of the global banana market, and considerable negotiating power at a time when supermarkets are cutting prices for their product owing to an economic downturn. ...
Enda Kenny has arrived in the UK for a two-day visit saying it was important for the European Union to include a strong Britain.
By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown emerged from the shadows on Monday to argue for more powers for Scotland rather than independence, stepping up the opposition Labour party's fight to prevent a Scottish breakaway from the United Kingdom. Brown, a Scot who has kept a low profile since losing the 2010 general election, said he intended to play a major role to stop Britain coming apart at the September 18 Scottish referendum by giving voters an alternative to independence. Nationalists arguing that an oil-rich Scotland can be a prosperous, independent nation are lagging in the polls but have gained some ground this year to narrow the gap, prompting British officials to warn against complacency before the vote. In a speech delivered in Glasgow, Brown said the once-centralised union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland had evolved and he advocated a constitutional shake-up allowing more power-sharing.
A senior regulator in Ireland's financial watchdog has told a court there was initial discomfort over a deal to unwind Sean Quinn's secret shareholding in Anglo Irish Bank.
One of the top behind-the-scenes figures in Fine Gael has quit his veteran role after revelations he was paid thousands of euro by a charity to lobby the Government.
The Ireland out-half says he and his teammates will remain performance-focused despite what’s on the line.
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By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's economy probably grew by 0.4 percent in the last quarter of 2013 and more robust growth is expected for 2014 as the labour market gains momentum and exports improve, a Reuters poll showed on Monday. Ireland's economy has begun the year on a positive note, after completing an international bailout.
The Irish Medical Organisation criticised the HSE over the method that it released the information.