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Promontoria Eagle is one of several companies that Cerberus  set up in the Republic to buy property loans following the financial crash

The company used by US fund Cerberus to buy the controversial Project Eagle loans from the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) recorded profits of(...)

Satellite tags will allow staff at the NPWS to monitor the birds’ progress and their integration into the existing Irish breeding population. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

White-tailed eagle chicks, which were born in Norway and kept in purpose-built enclosures in Ireland until they were ready for flight, have been relea(...)

The peregrine falcon: Just over 300 bird of prey were found to have been poisoned or suffered some form of unnatural death between 2007 and 2019

The vast majority of Ireland’s birds of prey killed by human attacks or other activity were poisoned, according to a detailed new report spanning more(...)

The hurlers  who toured the United States in 1888, in what became known in the GAA as the ‘American Invasion’

On February 9th, 1890, the Brooklyn Eagle ran a sizable feature headlined, “Hurling and its Growing Popularity in America”. Written by Samuel Newhal(...)

In May, it emerged 23 common European buzzards  were   poisoned with carbofuran. Photograph:  Frank Miller

“Carbofuran has the unpleasant distinction of being so hazardous to wildlife, that it simply cannot be regulated or managed accordingly without mortal(...)

 DeSean Jackson announced his intention to visit Auschwitz and to continue to educate himself about the suffering of the Jewish people after recent anti-Semitic social media posts. Photograph:  Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson posted what he believed to be an Adolf Hitler quote on Instagram. It read: “because the wh(...)

It appears as though people simply aren’t in the humour for pratical jokes this April. Photograph: iStock

Round about now, in the normal world, we would be publishing a story detailing all the “hilarious” April Fool’s Day pranks played by newspapers on the(...)

The common mallard has seen populations numbers decline by more than 40 per cent in 20 years, Birdwatch Ireland says.

Irish bird populations are in “dramatic” decline, with the loss of habitats decimating populations and putting the state’s biodiversity at risk, an Oi(...)

The Irish baby born today: the First World problem of ‘where will I go on my holidays?’ may be replaced by ‘where is my next meal coming from?’ Photograph: Getty

A new report depicts an ever-depleting natural world, with huge implications for the coming generation. What will their lives be like? Life-supp(...)

Shares in Easyjet closed 9.7 per cent down. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/File Photo/Reuters

European shares began the second quarter of the year strongly as good economic data from China, along with signs of progress in its trade talks with t(...)

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