The country watched with a mixture of despair and bafflement as the Prime Minister's Brexit deal was resoundingly voted down by MPs. In what was the biggest ever loss for any single government, Theresa May's deal with the EU over the UK's relationship with the European bloc following its exit, was defeated by 432 noes to 202 ayes - a difference of 230 votes. And opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn of Labour has sparked a vote of no confidence in May's Conservative government, which will be debated on today. This could lead to a general election. But in reality the possible outcome that will most concern people is that a no-deal Brexit on March 29 is looking all the more likely now. This is something that very few people want, even hard-line Brexiteers. You won't find many MPs backing it, they just say they want a 'better' deal than what had been on the table. The 'Northern Ireland backstop' was a major issue among the deep divisions which led to yesterday's voting down of May's deal. This … [Read more...] about 29 ways a no-deal Brexit would affect your life
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SONY'S now rumoured PlayStation 5 console looks like a certainty. Here's everything you need to know about the release date, price, games specs and backwards compatibility prospects. By James Wright / Published 8th October 2018 Joseph Dumary PS5 Games UPDATE: Release Date news suggest Avengers PS4 game could come to PlayStation 5 (Pic: Joseph Dumary) DS (Pic: DS) One of the strangest non-events of E3 2018 was unquestionably Square Enix's press conference.As the companies first press conference in a number of years, many expected some big news for the likes of Final Fantasy 7 Remake and The Avengers Project specifically.But both games were complete no-shows. Not even as much of a small tease. That the reason behind that is probably obvious, they're still quite a way off.However, given that these games are pretty far from release, it also raises the question of whether they'll only be coming to PS4 (if at all) and a new job listing for The Avengers Project has seemingly … [Read more...] about PS5 Games UPDATE: Release Date news suggest Avengers PS4 game could come to PlayStation 5
There’s a spot of time travelling happening at Dublin Theatre Festival (DTF) headquarters. We’re in the Festival House, on Essex Street East, right in the heart of Temple Bar. Every floor of this beautifully renovated space is a hive of theatre-based activity. In one corner, the marketing and development team are sending out invites for opening night, as well as signing off on outdoor and radio advertising. In another, newsletters are being drawn up. This is all for the 2018 edition. But then, the deadline is also fast approaching for Team DTF to submit their 2019 proposal to The Arts Council. Hence, the time travelling bit. “The planning process starts, in earnest, maybe 14 months out,” says Stephen McManus, director of programme and production. “But, in terms of the programme content, Willie will be thinking about that two years, or more, in advance.” McManus refers to Mr Willie White (pictured inset), DTF’s long-standing artistic … [Read more...] about ‘We’re a little greyer by the end of it!’
After receiving a termination notice from the Public Service Commission (PSC) in July this year, the Director of the Curative and Hospital Services, Doctor Willie Tokon, is back in office after being told late last month by PSC that his contract was still valid.Doctor Tokon, who is responsible for Curative and Hospital Services at the Ministry of Health received his termination letter effective on July 26 and was given a 21-day notice.Excessive overseas travelling by the Director was listed as one of the reasons contributing to his termination.The PSC said the alleged constant travelling was an impediment to the improvement of hospital services throughout the country, and also alleged ignorance of the outstanding issues under his responsibility.The Commission also alleged that these excessive travellings were without approval or knowledge of the Office of PSC.The deterioration of conditions at the Vila Central Hospital buildings was also cited as a reason for termination.After telling … [Read more...] about Termination Notice May Backfire On PSC
Despite its assertive subtitle and mostly chronological march of chapters, Michelle Dean’s book isn’t offering an argument, or the tracing of a tradition, but a series of biographical essays about 20th-century female writers, based in America if not always born there, whose work she wants to champion. Given that the subjects include a philosopher, Hannah Arendt, and a film reviewer, Pauline Kael, Dean cannot avoid conceding that their abilities varied in their “precise nature”, but she insists that they shared “the ability to write unforgettably”. As a criterion for entry, it’s on the subjective side. When Dean writes that racism prevented Zora Neale Hurston from being a “more widely recognised part of this cohort”, you can’t help reflecting that it is a cohort only in Dean’s head, and that if Hurston isn’t part of it – well, that’s really down to her. Far from embracing the element of randomness, … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Not your girl gang: why do we try to connect female writers who have nothing in common?