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Irish developer stranded in US as court orders he surrender his passport

Irish developer stranded in US as court orders he surrender his passport

Irish property developer Garrett Kelleher has been ordered by a judge in a US court to surrender his passport – and remain in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania – until he complies with discovery (disclosure) orders in a decades-long insurance claim dispute with its roots in a civil war in Liberia. The businessman, best known for his backing of the […]

Facebook bans personality quiz app over concerns user data was misused

Facebook bans personality quiz app over concerns user data was misused

has banned a quiz app from its platform for refusing an inspection and over concerns that data on as many as four million users was misused. The social media company said it took action against the myPersonality app after it found user information was shared with researchers and companies “with only limited protections in place”. Facebook said it would notify […]

Smurfit factory occupied by Venezuelan Government, company ‘entirely refutes‘ allegations

Smurfit factory occupied by Venezuelan Government, company ‘entirely refutes‘ allegations

Smurfit Kappa said it “entirely refutes” allegations made against it by the Venezuelan Government. Bloomberg reported that the authorities had temporarily occupied a Smurfit factory earlier this week in response to allegations from workers. It reported Venezuela’s price regulator was looking into alleged abuse of a dominant position and had ordered price adjustments. “The group has operated in Venezuela since […]

Flanagan ‘lucky‘ to face six weeks out after fall

Flanagan ‘lucky‘ to face six weeks out after fall

The perils of being a jockey are regularly documented and Seán Flanagan was left thanking his lucky stars despite suffering a fall at Tramore on Sunday which will see him sidelined for up to six weeks. Flanagan fractured his tibia at the Waterford track following a crashing fall from Icelip – which subsequently rolled over him – at the second-last […]

Poet‘s Word can have final say in race of season

Poet‘s Word can have final say in race of season

Apart from Jessica Harrington‘s outstanding filly Alpha Centauri, this year‘s Classic generation have seemed unexceptional and Poet‘s Word can confirm that impression by giving Michael Stoute a seventh victory in today‘s Juddmonte International, the main attraction on the first day of York‘s Ebor meeting. The five-year-old has really come to himself this season, winning the Brigadier Gerard on his return […]

I Can Fly soars high for Heffernan at Killarney

I Can Fly soars high for Heffernan at Killarney

Aidan O‘Brien may be finding the going tough across the water in York, but it‘s business as usual on the home front with his Ballydoyle team landing the Listed Racing Post Vincent O‘Brien Ruby Stakes in fine style with I Can Fly at Killarney yesterday. The 2/1 favourite outclassed her six rivals to run out a comfortable winner of the […]

Laurens can rub salt into O‘Brien woes

Laurens can rub salt into O‘Brien woes

Six weeks without a Group One victory wouldn‘t normally ring alarm bells for a trainer, but when it‘s Aidan O‘Brien it is definitely newsworthy given what he has been accustomed to in recent seasons. O‘Brien broke Bobby Frankel‘s long-standing Group One tally for a season last year when notching 28 wins at the highest level but things have dried up […]