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It’s our duty to save our planet and Greta is leading by example Opinion The name and the face have turned up on a number of occasions. I think the first time I heard her name mentioned was by President Donald Trump. He was jeering her and questioning how a teenager could have such strong opinions. Then I heard her name mentioned...
Parsing Puccini: Niall Morris plots his swansong Painful falls and the serious illness of an old friend have prompted one of our top classical performers to change gears, writes Donal Lynch Niall Morris pictured with his husband Woody and their little nephew Hummer at their home in Thailand The entrance hall to Niall Morris's Grand Canal Dock penthouse is dotted with little...
Bayer in damage control mode after court verdicts More than 11,200 lawsuits in the US are linking Roundup to cancer. Photo: Bloomberg Bayer's top executives have mounted a campaign to reassure its staff and shareholders that the company can contain fallout over its newly acquired weedkiller Roundup, as a public reckoning before investors looms at the end of the month. CEO Werner...
EU's Phil Hogan pays visit to Lixnaw wetlands Danny and Johnny Healy Rae's plant hire firm has clinched the tender for the new €2-million Integrated Constructed Wetlands project in Lixnaw, set to begin building in September. It's a project that will allow for the expansion of a village that is currently stymied by lack of capacity in the local waste water...
DUP warns Shane Ross on 'considerable damage' of Dublin's cruise ship cull DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photo: Getty Images A reduction in the number of cruise ships entering Dublin Port will cause considerable damage to the tourism sector on the island of Ireland, the leader of the DUP has warned. It is understood that Arlene Foster has been in contact with transport...
Kevin Doyle: 'Time is precious - Tusk's right to tell British they can't afford to waste more in next six months'    Reddest of lines: The DUP’s Arlene Foster is less than impressed by Mrs May’s tactics. Picture: PA Cast your mind back six months to last October. Can you remember what was in the news? Probably not. You can be sure...
A new 'bomb cyclone' blizzard hits US Plains and Midwest A man in a bulldozer clears snow drifts left by a bomb cyclone, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Limon, Colo. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP) A "bomb cyclone" blizzard, the second in a month, hit the Rockies on Wednesday and spun into the U.S. Plains and Midwest, bringing fears...
Regina Doherty: 'Those who lie about being self-employed are conning us all - we must act to stop it' Not fair: False self-employment isn’t an issue that just affects low-paid workers – there are many well-paid ‘white-collar’ workers involved too. Picture posed. The issue of false self-­employment is correctly getting a lot of attention right now. On the one hand, it...

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Fine Gael is still haunted by 'West-British' moniker - despite its role in republic All political parties in Ireland have had a complex relationship with republicanism, writes Ciara Meehan John A Costello emerged as the Taoiseach after the 1948 election In 1984, Mercier Press published Kevin Boland's book, Fine Gael: British or Irish? The provocative choice of title by the former Fianna...
Scientists implant human genes in monkeys' brains Researchers noted that as well as better short-term memory, the primates' brains also took longer to develop and had a similar development pattern to that of human brains. Stock photo Scientists in China have placed human genes into the brains of monkeys - apparently making the primates more intelligent, according to a new study. The...

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