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# snake island
Russia withdraws from Snake Island as Biden says Nato will stick with Ukraine for 'as long as it takes'
Billions of dollars in war aid has been promised to Ukraine.
The US President announced $800 million in new weapons for Ukraine.
Putin accused NATO of seeking to assert its "supremacy".
Russia's defence ministry said its forces are holding more than 6,000 Ukrainian prisoners of war.
Ukrainian forces to retreat from Severodonetsk as gas becomes 'scarce' in Europe
'A good day for Europe': Ukraine and Moldova officially granted EU candidate status
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# Expansion
Peak6 don't plan to sell Dundalk despite acquiring share in Premier League club Wolves
Sources close to the Chicago-based investment firm insist their commitment to the Lilywhites is strong.
# Business
The Square Tallaght postpones €100 million expansion due to Covid-19
Owners said that plans had only been temporarily halted.
# big changes
Confirmed: SA Rugby votes its big four into expanded Pro16 as Cheetahs get the boot
The Bulls, Stormers, Sharks, and Lions are set to join the expanded competition.
# Expansion
Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
The Lions, Bulls, Stormers, and Sharks could join the competition from 2021 onwards.
# Expansion
'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the very real prospect of South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises joining the Pro14.
# Leopardstown
Mastercard announces plans to create 1,500 jobs in Dublin
The company first set up in Ireland in 2008 and employs over 650 people.
# Future
Pro14 open to further expansion but Pumas and Griquas won't be joining
Adding two teams to make a Pro16 is one potential avenue for the league in the coming years.
# Expansion
We could see an extra 16 teams at the next World Cup
Accommodating more sides would vastly complicate Qatar’s task in preparing for the competition.
# Global Game
'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty'
World Cup expansion? Help tier two nations first, says International Rugby Players.
# Expansion
Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier
Many African governments have given the tech titans an enthusiastic welcome.
# Expansion
DublinBikes is getting four new stations around the city today
The stations are located in Smithfield and in the vicinity of the Grangegorman campus.
# Tmi
Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together
Such questions appear to go beyond the remit of what can be asked of a person registering for the controversial Public Services Card.
# Expansion
The Limerick billionaires behind Stripe are opening a Dublin engineering hub
But one of the Collison brothers has warned about the dangers of the city’s housing crisis.
# Expansion
DublinBikes is getting fifteen new stations around the city
Most of the new stations are located in Dublin’s north inner city.
# butter
Kerrygold has just expanded its sales into... South Korea
The Irish butter will be sold through a number of major Korean retailers.
# Green Light
Crowded commutes? Trams on the Luas Green Line are set to get a lot bigger
It comes following a €100 million investment in the Green Line.
'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'
It’s hard to think of one way that the expansion of the card is making life easier for citizens.
# Expansion
Dublin Airport will get a 'flagship' new liquor store with a major overhaul of Terminal 2
It comes shortly after ex-Brown Thomas boss Dalton Philips took up the top job at DAA.
# room for more
Expansion east and west still on the table for Pro14 as they chase TV funds
Germany is becoming an increasingly viable option for Pro14 CEO Martin Anayi.
# Expansion
Guinness Pro14 officially confirmed as Cheetahs and Kings join from South Africa
The worst kept secret in rugby was revealed today.
# Expansion
Pro12 release brief statement finally confirming talks with South African sides
After months of keeping tight-lipped on reports, Celtic Rugby say discussions over an expansion are taking place.
# jobs a comin'
Intel cleared to build second huge plant at its Kildare base
The firm will now bid for a new, €3.6 billion chip-manufacturing facility from its head office.
# Expansion
Maynooth and Cobh to be subject to rent controls from midnight
Minister Simon Coveney made the announcement this morning.
# delira and excira
Accenture to create 300 new tech and design jobs in Dublin
Around 100 of these new roles will be in The Dock, the company’s new research and development hub.
# they never go home
Second Captains announce daily podcasts with introduction of new world service
The additional shows will cost a monthly subscription fee of €5.
# developing
Major League Soccer continues rapid growth as it's revealed 26 teams will compete by 2020
The league started out with 10 teams when it first began in 1996.
Apple has paved the way for this iPhone feature to appear on Macs
Night Shift was released on iPhone in March and it could make its way to other Apple products.
# Opinion
Opinion: It was a good idea to expand the European Championships but the format is wrong
This year’s European Championships has more teams than ever before, but that’s not the problem.
# big build
Ireland and the EU are backing a massive €230 million expansion at DCU
The money is being used for a massive development of the university’s campus.
# my hometown
Donegal: a 'forgotten' county or one with renewed community spirit?
Michael Sheils McNamee examines the disconnect between the nation’s perception of ‘poor’ Donegal – and how it views itself.
# next step
After a global expansion, Netflix's next aim is to have the same shows everywhere
Its CEO says that “over the next five to ten years”, they will see content on Netflix consistent across all countries.
# Expansion
Is the World Cup about to get a major makeover?
A proposal to increase the tournament to 40 teams will be discussed later today.
# happy news
There are 625 jobs on the way in the Rebel County (and another 50 in Dublin)
Business outsourcing group Voxpro lead the charge in Cork city, while the Bon Secours hospital group isn’t far behind.
# More teams
Forget a 33rd team, the World Cup should be expanded to 40 says Infantino
The Uefa general secretary outlined his vision for a bigger tournament.
# World domination
Were you on Facebook recently? You and a billion others...
It doesn’t look like the Facebook juggernaut is going to slow down anytime soon.
# Expansion
Google begins construction of €150m data centre and brings 400 jobs with it
The jobs will be created during the construction of the new two-storey building.
# breaking america
Boston, Philly and onto New York: How Penneys is plotting its US takeover
More details of Primark’s US expansion have been revealed.
# Expansion
Registration for over-70s free GP care begins today
The announcement has been made by Health Minister Leo Varadkar.
# booze control
A €17 million expansion is set to create 30 new whiskey bottling jobs
A serious expansion of a bottling facility in Clondalkin is set to create 30 new jobs.