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Finns who took part in the basic income trial were happier

Finland’s basic income scheme did not spur its unemployed recipients to work more to supplement their earnings as hoped but it did help their wellbein(...)

Self-care in early motherhood comes in many forms, ranging from doing small things for yourself to seeking support of family and friends to asking for help from health professionals.

Sarah Ryan learned the hard way about the importance of self-care for mental health as a new mother. It was only on her second pregnancy that she was(...)

  Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank, was speaking in Galway. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If the pace of transition to a low-carbon economy in Ireland is too slow, it will pose macroeconomic and financial stability risks as sharper adjustme(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed warned of an ’existential challenge’ to the beef industry from the UK crashing out of the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

Beef farmers are facing “wipe-out” if the Government’s €1.7 billion estimate on the cost of UK tariffs on Irish food imports in a hard Brexit proves a(...)

Finland and Ireland led the Good Country Index of 153 countries

Ireland is ranked in second place in the Good Country Index. The Index of 153 countries measures what each contributes to the “common good of humani(...)

Total Produce chairman Carl McCann. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish fruit and veg producer Total Produce sold two production facilities, it said on Tuesday – a condition of its purchase of a 45 per cent stake in (...)

Children having lunch at school in Finland. Every child is entitled to a hot meal every day. Photograph:  Fishman Ullstein/Getty

No Child 2020 is a new initiative by The Irish Times, providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues over the coming year. We expl(...)

The three operational projects acquired by NTR  include a 69MW site in northern Sweden, a 10MW project in Sweden’s Medora Bay and a 15MW site in Finland.

NTR has acquired a 200MW wind portfolio in Sweden and Finland, with a total investment of €180 million. The projects include both operational pre-con(...)

“Plastic security trays, which we all have to handle, were found to have the highest concentration of viruses.” Photograph: iStock

Fingers crossed – early indications are that this won’t be an especially virulent flu season. But there are plenty of other seasonal bugs whose preval(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: Mr Howlin says both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are “chameleons” who will change their polices to get into power. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil has a policy platform that is more in line with what Labour wants to achieve if it re-enters government than Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Fine(...)

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