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Ireland

Canadians buy Irish ferry

Irish Ferries has sold the passenger-freight ferry Isle of Inishturk to the Canadian Government for about 6.2 million Irish punts (about HK$84 million).

Monday, 16 June, 1997, 12:00am

Green solution

I read in the South China Morning Post that there was a problem over the Crown symbol on Hong Kong's postboxes - particularly the heavy iron pillar-boxes.

28 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Hayes' Lad a winner in waiting

Hunting Lad was unable to get to Bumper Storm or Engineman in yesterday's opening griffin event, but he showed more than enough to be marked down as an almost certain future winner. The David Hayes-trained son of American stallion Geiger Counter impressed as a good type in the paddock.

24 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Colt passes magic million mark

Ringing cheers returned to the Goffs auditorium after three subdued years when a Woodman colt fetched top price of 1,125,000 Irish guineas on the first day of the Irish National yearling sales.

10 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Jockey ponders the 13 million dollar question

Mick Kinane was last night wondering what had happened to the decimal point in the most famous figure in world racing - US$13 million. The 10-time Irish champion jockey said the sum of money had been so staggeringly large that 'it simply lodged in my mind.

24 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Ireland's orchestral manoeuvres in the bar

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland was the toast at a special cocktail reception to celebrate its performance at the Midsummer Classics Festival at the Cultural Centre.

More than 160 guests from the Hong Kong music community attended the bash, hosted by Farrel Corcoarn, chairman of Radio Telefis Eireann.

19 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Punt tumbles

The Irish punt has tumbled from the top of the European currency grid to the bottom since Monday, rekindling doubts about Ireland's chances of being a founding member of the European single currency.

The punt slipped from 2.4225 deutschemarks on Monday to 2.384 by mid-trading yesterday.

It closed at a 52-week high of 2.4441 marks on July 3.

18 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Plenty of work in store for Five Nations teams

Teams from the Five Nations, all present for the first time in the territory, showed they still have much to do if they want to break the Southern Hemisphere's 15-year stranglehold on the Hong Kong Sevens.

All except Scotland won their opening matches yesterday, with world champions England notching up the biggest victory with a 52-0 Pool B triumph over Singapore.

30 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Survey sets out gap in languages

A survey shows that English is the working language of most ships, even of those that have multi-national crews from non-English speaking countries.

Insurer UK P&I Club found English to be the declared working language on 254 of the 555 ships in the survey.

18 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Fund changes locale

FOLLOWING an extraordinary meeting, unit-holders have unanimously agreed to a plan to amalgamate the GT PRC Fund into a new fund to be know by the same name and based in Ireland.

The withdrawal of the existing fund from the Hong Kong exchange will occur on Monday, December 18, and trading in the new fund in Dublin will commence on the same day.

16 Dec 1995 - 12:00am