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For the 11th year running, there are more girls (56 per cent) than boys competing in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

There are strong indications that more female students are embracing chemistry, physics and maths; subjects traditionally dominated by male students. (...)


If you’ve read anything about Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film you’ll have read something about its means of exhibition. After a limited release in the U(...)

Right-wing protesters rallying against the UN migration pact in Berlin last weekend. Photograph: Markus Heine/EPA

Bulgaria will not join a United Nations accord on regulating the treatment of migrants worldwide and would not attend the conference marking its forma(...)

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw takes place at the Convention Centre in  Dublin. Photograph:  John Sibley/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland avoided the ‘Group of Death’ in the Euro 2020 qualifying draw on Sunday morning, but only just. Originally drawn in Group C al(...)

€44,995: ground-floor furnished apartment 250m from the Black Sea

PF Quirke & Co is seeking €45,000 for the three-bedroom house below, which comes with an outhouse, and sits on an acre of land, in Kilsheelan, Clo(...)

In a Word ... Armistice

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow … we commemorate. It is Armistice Day, and marks 100 years since the end of the first World War, hilariously desc(...)

Greek prime minister  Alexis Tsipras: between a rock and a hard place. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

While the Greek government waits for the latest developments on both the Macedonian front and its war of words with Turkey, the fallout from the econo(...)

Prosecutors believe people have been paying €5,000 for Bulgarian passports and that about 30 per week were issued.

Investigators in Bulgaria have detained more than 20 people, including officials, for suspected involvement in a lucrative scheme that may have allowe(...)

Laurence Boyle (58) said he had more than €72,000 in cash concealed in his home  due to his mistrust of banks.

A Dublin couple have been refused legal aid for defending the Criminal Assets Bureau’s (CAB) case alleging that a house, an apartment in Bulgaria and (...)

 File image of a woman in a niqab receiving a phone call  in Meaux, east of Paris, France. File photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France’s ban on the niqab, the full-face Islamic veil, was a violation of human rights and called o(...)

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