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Natural gas is needed to generate more than half the electricity used in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

State company Gas Networks Ireland plans to spend €500 million to prepare its system to supply renewable gas made from cattle slurry in coming years. (...)

Fergus Murphy has lived in Copenhagen for 16 years with his family. Although he misses Ireland, he could never see himself leaving Denmark and all it has to offer

Fergus Murphy was well prepared for life in Denmark after spending much of his childhood in Cologne, Germany. “I lived there from the age of four to(...)

Thomas Borgen has resigned as a result of money laundering scandals, Danske Bank said. Photograph: Ritzau Scanpix/via Reuters

Danske Bank’s chief executive Thomas Borgen resigned on Wednesday after an investigation revealed payments totalling €200 billion through its small Es(...)

Cyc-Loc founders Louise and Stephen Murphy. The company began operating in 2014 and since has won awards for start-up and design. Photograph: Martina Regan

Much has done to encourage the public to get on their bikes, such as the Government tax-incentive cycle-to-work scheme, which is all well and good if (...)

Former Ireland and Munster player Donncha O’Callaghan at  the Men’s Shed gathering at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Co Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Former Ireland rugby international Donncha O’Callaghan, who says he “lost 30 of his closest friends” when he retired, is drawn to supporting Men’s She(...)

Polish head coach Jerzy Brzeczek  talks to his players at a  training session in Wroclaw, Poland before the international friendly against the Republic of Ireland.  Photograph: Jan Karwowski/EPA

If Martin O’Neill feels slightly aggrieved, and it is seems pretty safe to say he does right now, over the speed at which people have started to specu(...)

Electoral officials prepare to count ballots at a polling station in Malmo, Sweden, on Sunday. Photograph: Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency/via Reuters

For all the horror and the headlines, between 81 per cent and 84 per cent of Swedish voters failed to cast their ballots for the Sweden Democrats on S(...)

Andrew Workman: “Farmers in Ireland can produce flour that will make a great yeast loaf. It will be quite a bit denser than French or Italian bread, but it tastes great.” Photograph: James Forde

“I am currently growing 17 different varieties of grain that were once grown in Ireland, up until the 1930s,” says Fintan Keenan from Monaghan, about (...)

Storage facilities for Lego bricks at the Lego House in Billund, Denmark: Each day, the facility churns out about 100 million “elements” –  bricks, trees and doll parts. Photograph: Carsten Snejbjerg/The New York Times

At the heart of Billund, Denmark, lies a building that is a veritable temple to the area’s most famous creation, the humble Lego brick. It is filled w(...)

Knife attack: Jair Bolsonaro grimaces after being stabbed in the stomach on Thursday. Photograph: Raysa Leite/AFP

The far-right candidate in Brazil’s presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, remains in a “grave but stable” condition following his stabbing at a campa(...)

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