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For the first nine months of this year goods exports to the UK totalled €10.7 billion, compared with just under €1.5 billion to the North. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Businesses on both sides of the Irish Sea have been unusually quiet in the recent Brexit dramas. No doubt they are nervous to be seen to stick their o(...)

The Soul is something of an oddball car, in an Irish context. Kia has essentially designed and engineered it for the American market (and almost speci(...)

A study by UK researchers has found that air pollution from road traffic is putting unborn babies’ health at risk. Photograph: iStock

Air pollution from road traffic is putting unborn babies’ health at risk, according to a new study. The findings published in the BMJ suggest exposur(...)

Denis Naughten: he has repeatedly highlighted that clean air  is a priority due to the health effects of traditional house coal

The Government has finalised the schedule for the roll out of a ban on the sale of smoky coal throughout the country from autumn 2018. Minister for t(...)

Peter Coghlan: ‘Leave-supporting politicians and their pliant media outlets are looking for scapegoats and the Irish are in the firing line just now.’

Following the collapse of a proposed deal on the Irish Border, which would have allowed the Brexit talks to advance to the next stage, we asked reader(...)

Norwegian Air International began flying from Cork to Providence, Rhode Island, in July, the airport’s first transatlantic route

Passenger numbers at Cork Airport grew 4 per cent to 152,000 in November, figures released on Tuesday show. The airport said numbers flying into and o(...)

The Moscow headquarters of Russia’s justice ministry, which published a list of nine media organisations designated foreign agents, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Russia labelled nine US-funded media outlets as foreign agents on Tuesday in retaliation for similar US action targeting RT, the English-language Rus(...)

The report has been published days before the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment is due to make recommendations on the State’s abortion laws. Photograph: Getty.

A new report published by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has questioned Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws. The report, ‘Wome(...)

There’s a need to be able to answer questions raised about the expansion of the dairy and beef sectors, and to be “persuasively sustainable”, according to Aidan O’Driscoll. Photograph: iStock

There is “real intent and seriousness” among farmers and those in the food industry to meet ambitious EU targets to reduce climate change emissions, a(...)

Ireland’s 10-year-olds have been ranked as having the  best reading skills in Europe and among the top-performers in the world, according to a new  international study. Photo: iStock

Ireland’s 10-year-olds have the best reading skills in Europe and among the top-performers in the world, a major new international study shows. The P(...)

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