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Leader 1 23/07/2018

The Government’s decision to give a green light to the State’s first technological university was hailed by ministers last week as a sign of its ambit(...)

A recent UN review predicted a doubling in the consumption of poultry, a 69 per cent increase in beef and a 42 per cent increase in pork by mid-century. Photograph: iStock

Rising global meat consumption is likely to have a devastating environmental impact, scientists have warned. A new major analysis suggests meat consu(...)

James O’Donnell, Asia Markets manager at Bord Bia: “China has an ever-increasing need for protein as its middle class expands, be that meat, dairy or seafood. Ireland is a net exporter in these areas, so we are ideal partners.”
Taking the Oriental route

With a middle class of more than 400,000 million people, demand for Irish goods and services in China has surged in recent years and Ireland is now on(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping meets European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk in Beijing. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images

China’s premier Li Keqiang has extended an olive branch to the US in the midst of Beijing’s efforts to rally international support against new trade t(...)

US president Donald Trump. “Trump’s trade war – and his other antics – run many more risks than a mere dent to global economic growth.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Liberal values are under attack everywhere. It is deeply unfashionable to admit any affection for old-fashioned liberalism. Somehow, the ideas of the (...)

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

The bathroom at the Global Student Accommodation  residence at New Mill, Dublin 8.

Thousands of new student beds which are coming onto the market are too expensive for Irish students and resemble deluxe boutique hotels, it has been c(...)

Photograph: Stephen Lam/File Photo/Reuters

Elon Musk is heading to the world’s biggest market for electric cars. Again. This time around, the Tesla chief executive doesn’t have much choice. Mr(...)

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten: GMO cultivation-free status is “a key element of our international reputation as a green, sustainable food producer”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A proposal “to restrict or prohibit” cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is to be put to the Cabinet on Tuesday by M(...)

3-D image of the hole in the ozone layer high above Antarctica (above).  Photograph: Nasa

The mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to illegal manufacturers of plastic insulating foam in(...)

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