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Northern Ireland is introducing a system of ‘individual behavioural-based risk assessment’ around blood donation for men who have sex with men. File photograph: Zeljko Bozic/Getty Images

The North’s Minister of Health Robin Swann has announced a further relaxation of the blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men in Northern Ireland(...)

Rents fell by 2.1 per cent on average last month compared to March, the biggest one-month decline in over 11 years. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

We’re about to enter a period of falling house prices and rents, combined with a pick-up in supply, the biggest in over a decade. That means more home(...)

Organisations have to move away from the traditional view of cybersecurity as being about defence to one where resilience of essential services is the primary concern. Photograph: iStock

A new word entered the cybersecurity lexicon over the past number of years: resilience. Up until then, the language had almost entirely been based on (...)

A no drone zone sign is pictured on the perimeter fence of the Dublin Airport airfield after  the temporary suspension of operations at the airport following a drone sighting on Thursday. Photograph: Nial Carson/PA Wire

A Garda investigation is underway after a drone sighting at Dublin Airport forced the suspension of all flights for a brief period on Thursday. The d(...)

A ‘fresh detailed risk assessment’ of threats to Irish airports, including the possibility of drone incursions, is to be carried out. Photograph: Michel Comte/AFP/Getty Images.

A “fresh detailed risk assessment” of threats to Irish airports, including the possibility of drone incursions, is to be carried out following severe (...)

The potential threat to Irish airports from drones will be discussed by officials at a specially convened meeting on Thursday.  File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The potential threat to Irish airports from drones will be discussed by officials at a specially convened meeting on Thursday, following recent disrup(...)

Sympathisers put a candle  outside the French ambassador’s residence in Dublin. Ireland should not be shy about making its  experience and position known. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Basing our response to Friday’s attacks in Paris on a long-held and comfortable self-image of Ireland as a non-aligned, benevolent country could le(...)