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Bang bang Donald and keep your nipples covered
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Crown Arena on Tuesday. Photograph: AP
Volatile markets mean companies in Ireland have struggled to make money on their pension investments, meaning the pensions “hole” at the country’s largest companies has almost doubled in the first seven months of the year.
Soccer and taxes
Several Irish soccer stars are among hundreds of celebrities in Britain facing large tax bills, after UK authorities claimed victory in a landmark £1.6 billion legal case over investments in disputed film finance deals.
Trigger happy Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is the source of further controversy after he said US second amendment supporters – gun rights advocates - could figure out a way to stop Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton from introducing controls on firearms.
Dealz or no Dealz
Discount retailer Dealz is to take over the premises on Dublin’s Liffey Street that housed the Epicurean Food Hall until the food hall’s closure earlier this year. A local business grounp said the new outlet would do well but that the area also needs more independent shops and restaurants.
Free the nipple? Not so fast, says Kathy Sheridan.