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Former DAA chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin becomes chairman of the National Lottery.

Former DAA chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin has been appointed as chairman of the National Lottery. Announcing his appointment, which is effective immedi(...)

A conveyor belt carries chunks of raw cobalt at a plant in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, before being exported, mainly to China, to be refined. Inset: an electric battery. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Those of us hoping to salve our environmental conscience by driving an electric car may now have a new worry to face – that of both environmental dest(...)

Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers  at the Canadian embassy in Dublin. Photograph: Simon Carswell

A Canada-type free trade deal, touted as a post-Brexit model for the EU and UK, was “not a magic pill” to create a frictionless border, Canada’s ambas(...)

Ireland currently has the highest proportion of school-leavers in the EU who progress to third level. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pupils and teachers in 40 secondary schools will play a key role in a major review of the Leaving Cert, which is set to pave the way for significant c(...)

The Leaving Cert has often been criticised for being too exam-focused and failing to engage less academic students

A major review of the Leaving Cert which gets under way on Tuesday is to examine ways of easing the “points race” and better preparing students for al(...)

Fall forest with colorful autumn leaves and highway 60 reflecting in Lake of Two Rivers. Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada

Save up to €250 on family trip to Canada Book a family trip to Ontario, Canada by January 31st for savings. A ten night self-drive trip exploring Tor(...)

Did Grace Marks get away with murder? Image: Netflix

The Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel Alias Grace has been praised for its suspenseful script and hard-hitting social commentary - bu(...)

Gillian Ackland enjoying the snow in Calgary

As winter makes its presence felt in Ireland, we decided to ask our readers living in cooler climates what proper cold feels like. Dress appropriately(...)

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie takes part in an honouring ceremony at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Quebec,  on December 6th, 2016. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring o(...)

Carrie Lester at a vigil in Toronto protesting over the high rates of suicide among young indigenous people in Canada. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Carrie Lester is surrounded by posters that tell of a people in despair. Outside the Indigenous and Northern Affairs government office in Toronto, she(...)

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