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A Providence Resources oil rig off the southwest coast of Ireland. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

A move to ban the issuing of fuel exploration licences in Ireland poses “enormous threats” to Ireland’s energy supply and could have “devastating econ(...)

As well as the Carrickmines development, Victoria Homes has acquired sites in Dublin 14, 16 and 18 and has plans to build more than 2,500 housing units. Photograph:   Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House builder Victoria Homes has expanded the planning application for its site in Carrickmines, south Co Dublin, to include up to 1,500 homes. This (...)

Chinese vice-president Wang Qishan, Salvadoran politician Medardo Gonzalez  and El Salvador’s foreign minister Carlos Castaneda during their meeting in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/Getty Images

China’s “dollar diplomacy” campaign to win over the handful of small countries that still offer diplomatic recognition to self-ruled Taiwan has scored(...)

Jastine Valdez: the 24-year-old is believed to have been abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy

Three years ago the number of women killed violently in this country, often at the hands of someone they knew, appeared to be falling. In 2015, five (...)

Ires Reit founding chief executive David Ehrlich earned a profit of €4.2 million on the sale of 11.79 million Ires shares to Capreit.

Earlier this week, David Ehrlich, the founding chief executive of the State’s biggest landlord, earned a €4.2 million profit selling his shares in the(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett: ‘We have to keep 80 per cent of all known fossil fuels in the ground if we are to have any chance of fighting climate change.’  File Photograph: Reuters

A move to ban the issuing of fossil fuel exploration licences in Ireland features in a proposed Bill to be put before the Dáil by Solidarity-People Be(...)

Indian schoolchildren in classroom. You can or combine a holiday with a taking part in a volunteer programme in dozens for interesting places around the world.
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Sometimes it is nice to take a holiday that involves doing things for other people. VSI.ie is a peace movement founded in 1965 in Ireland and has been(...)

Britain’s Prince Philip has shocked and sometimes delighted the public with his outspoken comments.  File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who has announced he will retire from royal duties in the Autumn, has perhaps been best known for h(...)

Paul Manafort with adviser to Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway last August, prior to his resignation from the Trump election campaign team. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A Ukrainian deputy has released documents which allegedly show that Paul Manafort, an ex-campaign manager for US president Donald Trump, sought to hid(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
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  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

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