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Venture North camp in Northern Territory, Australia

The oval cocoon of leaves is pulsating. Within seconds, a nest of green ants surges out. They spill out in vast numbers, justifiably angry that their (...)

With five locations in Dublin failing to meet minimum standards –  Portrane, Rush South, Loughshinny, Merrion Strand and Sandymount Strand (above) – Dublin’s bathing waters were worse than in 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin is being promoted on the basis of its “wonderful natural environment”, but the reality is raw sewage continues to be discharged into many bathi(...)

Closer proximity to pigs and cattle  lowers the risk of allergic sensitivity, according to  research published in the UK medical journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Prone to allergies? Embrace a pig! That would appear to be one solution, according to the latest study on the subject published in a medical journal. (...)

Crowds gather at Milltown Park on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has downgraded its snow-ice warning to an orange alert for Leinster, Munster, Cavan and Monaghan until 6pm on Saturday. A status yellow s(...)

About half of Williams Industrial Services’s sales were to markets outside of the North, chiefly Britain and the Republic

The collapse of a major engineering firm and a decision by one of the North’s largest inward investors to shut its plant is likely to deal Co Antrim a(...)

Andy Bruce, CEO of UK car retailer Lookers, which also owns the Audi dealership for South Dublin and Charles Hurst, the North’s largest dealership, expects the British new car market to shrink by 3 per cent

Lookers, which owns the Audi dealership for south Dublin along with Charles Hurst, the North’s largest car dealership, has warned that “Brexit and wea(...)

Wolfe Tone: in declaring that his republic should comprise Catholic, Protestant and dissenter, he relied heavily on religious denomination. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a strange epiphany in the unlikely setting of the local refuse recycling centre in a small French town. I was intending to drop off some stuff(...)

Union leaders in the North have warned that Moy Park’s employees  “need assurance” over their future

Moy Park, one of the North’s biggest private sector employers, has put been up for sale as part of a divestment programme by its Brazilian parent grou(...)

A graph on a trader’s screen on the trading floor of ETX Capital in London shows the fall of pound sterling when the first UK election exit poll was released. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Three key questions emerge for the Irish economy from the UK general election. As the Brexit talks start in the next few weeks – assuming they get go(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence described a failed missile launch by North Korea as a “provocation” at the start of a 10-day visit to Asia that will be d(...)

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