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In 2011 alone, the EU imported beef and livestock feed associated with more than 1,000sq km of Brazilian deforestation – equivalent to more than 300 football fields a day

Evidence that Brazil’s rainforests are being pillaged to accommodate human over consumption is becoming more conclusive. What we eat, drink and use on(...)

Weeks before they even took their first breaths, two babies had their spinal cords delicately repaired by surgeons in the first operations of their ki(...)

Gerry Clarke and Dr Brendan Boland, co-founders of Loci Orthopaedics.

Loci Orthopaedics, a Galway-based medical devices start-up that has developed a new joint implant to treat arthritis, has raised €2.75 million in a se(...)

The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, in Belgium

Maynooth University has cancelled a visit by some of its students to the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe because of concerns over governance at(...)

Sara Gibadlo (left,19) of Oranmore, Co Galway, and Dace Zarina (22), from Co Longford, who died in a fire at a residence linked to a college in Leuven, Belgium.

A court in the Belgian university town of Leuven is set to rule on Tuesday on damages in the case of an apartment fire that killed two Irish students (...)

Wireless internet traffic is potentially vulnerable to attack, according to a researcher. Photograph: Getty Images

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wifi connections has been broken, potentially exposing wireless internet traffic to malicio(...)

Sanita Zarina at home in Longford with a picture of her daughter, Dace.  'I can’t get back my daughter,' she says. 'I can’t get back a future with her. I can’t get grandchildren from her.' Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The last time Sanita Zarina saw her daughter, she was dead. But even in death, the only part of 22-year-old Dace her mother was advised to inspect wa(...)

Sara Gibadlo (left,19) of Oranmore, Co Galway, and Dace Zarina (22), from Co Longford, who died in a fire at a residence linked to a college in Leuven, Belgium.

The conviction by a Belgian court of the director of the Irish college in Leuven, Belgium, over an apartment fire that killed two Irish students in 20(...)

Fr Paschal Slevin: a jovial man and a born reconciler who knew everyone by their first name

The Franciscan missionary friar, Fr Paschal Slevin, OFM, who has died aged 83 after a long illness, was expelled from Rhodesia with fellow Irish missi(...)

Harry Clifton: “I wonder whether I am allowed to salute a man who, probably against his better judgement, set me free once with an image, on the roads of the world.”

The death of Cardinal Desmond Connell, tragically miscast some would say as archbishop of Dublin, brings me back to classrooms in the philosophy depar(...)

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