Damian Devaney: ‘Access to the Effies is an opportunity for Irish creative agencies’ This year IAPI, the representative body for Irish advertising, introduced Effie Awards Ireland and appointed industry guru Damian Devaney as chair

A stellar career across some of the world’s best-known brands gives this marketing transformation specialist a unique insight into what really works

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‘Cowardly crime’: Man claimed IRA link in letter demanding €50,000 from woman A man claimed he was from the IRA in a letter he wrote to a woman demanding €50,000 after hearing she had benefited from a land sale, Letterkenny Circuit Court has heard. Photograph: iStock

Kevin McAuley (37) from Castlefin caught after stamp on envelope traced back to him

Human activity turning protected forests into carbon emitters While just 10 of the Unesco-protected forests were found to be carbon emitters, other sites also showed clear upward trajectories in emissions. Photograph: iStock

At least 10 heritage sites contributing to climate change, driven by logging and wildfires

From soft plastic to pizza boxes – how to recycle everything All plastic packaging, including soft plastics, can now go in your recycling bin, as long as it is clean, dry and loose. Photograph: iStock

Simply putting things in the right bin makes a huge difference

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