Ireland’s electric car journey gathers speed with new VW e-Golf VW

Ireland’s physical size makes it an ideal market for electric vehicles and technological improvements are building on that

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Ban on tattoos and intimate body piercings for under 18s proposed in new Bill There is no published data in Ireland on the prevalence of tattoos but a review in the medical journal The Lancet showed that up to 36 per cent of people under 40 had at least one tattoo.

Ban on piercings proposed amid fears they make youngsters vulnerable to abuse

Fintan O’Toole: Historians will not believe sheer ignorance of Brexit supporters Northern Secretary Karen Bradley, who said: “I didn’t understand things like when elections are fought, for example, in Northern Ireland – people who are nationalists don’t vote for unionist parties and vice versa.” Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Future chroniclers will in fact have to distinguish between three kinds of ignorance

Flagship award for Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, Nicholas O’Dwyer, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua, took the title of Engineering Project of the Year. Gavin Reilly, associate director at Nicholas O’Dwyer, holds the winning trophy on behalf of the project team on stage.

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