Monday, 16 January 2017

The World Richest Men

1. Bill Gates (US): co-founder of Microsoft (net worth $75bn) 

2. Amancio Ortega (Spain): founder of Zara owner Inditex (net worth $67bn) 

3. Warren Buffett (US): largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway (net worth $60.8bn) 

4. Carlos Slim Helu (Mexico): owner of Grupo Carso (net worth $50bn) 

5. Jeff Bezos (US): founder and chief executive of Amazon (net worth $45.2bn) 

6. Mark Zuckerberg (US): co-founder and chief executive of Facebook (net worth $44.6bn) 

7. Larry Ellison (US): co-founder and chief executive of Oracle (net worth $43.6bn) 

8. Michael Bloomberg (US): owner of Bloomberg LP (net worth $40bn)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Is Joint Authority The Only Option For The North

Is British/Irish joint Authority the only option for the North. The collapse of Stormont after Martin McGuinness resignation has left a political vacuum which needs filling. The SDLP leader has discussed the issue with the Irish Government. A return to direct rule from London is not a option for Nationalists who tried to make Stormont work despite every roadblock placed in their way.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Bumper Year For Irish Passport Applications

More than 65,000 people from Northern Ireland applied for an Irish passport in what has been a bumper year for the Republic's passport office.

Demand for Irish passports soared to a record high in 2016 -and the peak surge came in May following the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

jonathan Bell Suspended From The DUP

Strangford MLA Jonathan Bell has been suspended from the DUP. 

The party's officers discussed what action to take against the former enterprise minister this weekend.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Donald Trumps Business Interests

Friday, 9 December 2016

Increase In Irish Passport Applications

More than twice the number of Irish passports were issued to people in Great Britain last month than in November 2015. 

The number issued to people in the North of Ireland  also  doubled, in the largest monthly increase since the Brexit vote.

June's result has sparked a marked rise in the number of people applying for Irish and European Union passports. 

November is normally one of the quietest months of the year for passport applications.

But the total number from the Six Counties - 4,569 - was up by more than 600 from October.

Some 6,855 people people in Great Britain applied for an Irish passport in November 2016, a significant jump from 3,133 last year.

Applications from the North went up from 2,267 in November last year to 4,569 last month.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Stop Funding Hate

Lego the toy company is to end its business with the Daily Mail newspaper. This is following a campaign by Stop Funding Hate.