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Dr Peter Boylan, pictured, did not reply to the text, signed by Dr Rhona Mahony and Nicholas Kearns. Picture: Tom Burke   Maternity hospital critic told to resign from board by text message Eilish O'Regan and Conor Kane The outspoken former master of the National Maternity Hospital in Holles St, Dr Peter Boylan, has been asked by text message to resign from the board by his deputy chairman Nicholas Kearns.
 
 
Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with youth leaders at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago to discuss strategies for community organization and civic engagement in Chicago. Picture: REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski   Immigrants to US demonised in same way as Irish - Obama Daniel Bates Former US President Barack Obama has said that immigrants to the US are being demonised in the same way as Irish people who arrived in America after the potato famine.
 
 
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Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile   Suspension won't affect Davy role as Model boss Martin Breheny Davy Fitzgerald will almost certainly be allowed to continue overseeing Wexford's preparations for the Leinster hurling championship, despite deciding not to contest an eight-week ban imposed following an incident in last Sunday week's Allianz League semi-final clash with Tipperary.
 
 
Quite why Duncan Williams kicked away possession so often on Saturday remains a mystery. Photo: Sportsfile   Munster's brain-dead tactics should never be repeated Tony Ward So for the fifth year running we have a Champions Cup final minus an Irish presence. In a frank and honest assessment of the weekend semi-finals Munster were comprehensively outplayed while Leinster could and perhaps should have got to a fourth final. Just where does that leave Irish rugby? In as good a place as it did before either went into semi-final action.
 
 
Martin Breheny: Open season: Has Galway’s shock League win paved way for most unpredictable championship in years? Tipperary's implosion in the Allianz Hurling League final has left the markets for the All-Ireland championships at their most volatile for years.
 
 
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Of Kennedy Wilson Europe's £2.88bn in portfolio assets, 31pc are held in Ireland, with most of those in Dublin   €1bn worth of Irish property assets in Kennedy Wilson discounted takeover deal John Mulligan Kennedy Wilson Europe, which owns a €1bn chunk of mostly commercial property in Ireland such as the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, is to merge with its US sister company, Kennedy Wilson Inc to create a $4bn (€3.7bn) global property-investment giant.
 
 
Airlines for Europe (A4E) members include Ryanair and Aer Lingus owner IAG   Airline body questions state role as airport owner and regulator John Mulligan There's no reason why airports such as Dublin's should continue to be state-owned, especially when governments have a vested interest in them through the receipt of dividends from the facilities, according to the chief executive of lobbying giant Airlines for Europe.
 
 
John Mulligan: Ex-DAA boss to quit as London City CEO THE former CEO of Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is stepping down from his role as boss of London City Airport.
 
 
Gordon Deegan: Green light for €50m D4 apartments plan Dublin City Council has given a company backed by billionaire businessman Denis O'Brien the go-ahead for a €50m luxury apartment plan in Donnybrook, despite concerns from two groups of D4 residents.
 
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