Designed by Dublin-based Zinc Design Consultants the stamps and a souvenir first-day cover are available from the country’s main post offices, at the stamp shop in Dublin’s GPO or online

An Post issues four-stamp set celebrating iconic status of video game characters

University of Arizona and Nasa publish website in Irish featuring images taken from Mars orbit

The dismantled device was handed over to gardaí for further investigation.

Army bomb disposal team called to a residential address in Bray last night

Pockets searched for winning ticket that will make Ireland’s newest multi-millionaire

Tellers struggle with tiredness during the count in  Ingleston Hall,  in Edinburgh. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

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“People that are categorised as having a disability are not expected or helped to move into the labour market” - Dr Dorothy Watson

Children more likely to report not liking school and more at risk of social isolation

Google received 2 requests from Irish authorities for the removal of material from YouTube in the first six-month period of the year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Search engine reports 150 per cent worldwide increase in requests over last five years

Tánaiste  Joan Burton: Claimed Sinn Féin is “relentlessly opposed” to measures designed to encourage people back to work.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Labour leader claims Sinn Féin ‘relentlessly opposed’ to back-to-work measures

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mary-Lou McDonald  today said no public funds were involved in paying for her business class flights on her Australian trip. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader says no taxpayers’ money used in purchase of €4,000 ticket

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