De Groot

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Frank De Groot raises his sword to cut the ribbon

Decades before Irish racing trainers started winning the Melbourne Cup, as they may do again next week, another horseman from this island achieved a n(...)

Francis Edward De Groot, a former Hussar and a senior member of the New Guard born in Dublin, disrupted the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening ceremony by slashing the ribbon with his sword, declaring it open in the name of ‘decent citizens of New South Wales’.

Francis Edward De Groot was born in Dublin in 1888. By the time he and his Galway-born wife Mary arrived in Sydney in 1920, De Groot had served in the(...)

Dutch dairy farmer Nils den Besten at his farm in Brandwijk

Ireland is not alone in eyeing the end of the EU quota regime as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand milk production.Nestled between Germany an(...)

David Patterson,  a technican at Lufthansa Technik Airmotive, said ‘Fellas like me, I have 29 years working here, fellas of 46 or 47, we are on the scrap heap’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There was mixed news for Ireland on the employment front yesterday with Deutsche Bank announcing plans to recruit 700 additional staff over the next f(...)