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The State’s food promotion agency has received €3.05 million in funding from the European Commission to promote the EU’s pork and poultry in China and(...)

Every gardener should stop buying potting compost, or any type of peat-moss product. Photograph: iStock

The One Change that every gardener should implement immediately is to give up buying potting compost, or any type of peat-moss product. Europe’s vast (...)

Department  report shows students in fee-paying secondary schools more likely to have access to more languages. Photograph: iStock

Some secondary schools say they will be forced to reduce pupils’ access to foreign languages due to difficulties recruiting qualified teachers, accord(...)

JJ Hanrahan goes down with a suspected hamstring injury during the victory over Ulster at Thomond Park. With Carbery already ruled out, Munster face trip to Ospreys with just one established outhalf Tyler Bleyendaal fit. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It seems far too soon for European rugby but it is upon us. That is the general unspoken consensus as the Irish provinces struggle to cope with mounti(...)

 Rev Prof Declan Marmion, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Rev Prof Michael Mullaney, president,  and Rev Dr Tomás Surlis,  pro-rector of the seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

It is said that (mad) King George III remarked, on the opening in 1795 of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth (“a popish college”), that the event grieved (...)

The publicly-funded school transport scheme, which buses almost 120,000 children to school, urgently needs to change,   the Department of Public Expenditure has warned. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The publicly-funded school transport scheme, which buses almost 120,000 children to school at a cost of more than €1 million per day, is “unsustainabl(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron has called for sweeping changes to Europe’s security arrangements and put the future of Nato in question. Photograph: Hector Retamal/Pool via Reuters

Emmanuel Macron has frequently called for Europe to build up its defence capacity and forge an independent course in foreign policy, but in a provocat(...)

Trust in politics is a fundamental requirement in a functioning democracy and, unfortunately, it has come under great stress in recent years. Photograph: Alan Betson

For the first time in the history of the State, fewer than half the number of registered voters participated in the local and European elections last (...)

OSCE observers check a Ukrainian serviceman’s weapons during the forces’ disengagement near Bohdanivka village, Ukraine, at the weekend. Photograph: Vadim Kot/EPA

Government soldiers and Russian-led separatists have started withdrawing from another section of the frontline in eastern Ukraine, in a move that Kiev(...)

In this picture taken on November 10, 1989 in Berlin, West-Berliners break the Berlin Wall with hammers and crosses. - The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, when thousands of Germans joyfully danced atop its graffiti-covered remains, to some heralded the “end of history” in a globalised world. Photograph by: AFP/Getty

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Europe to fight harder for its values as Germany marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday. “The v(...)

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