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Sidewalk Labs proposed Area1 and Area2 of Portland development. Photograph: Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty

The former fish processing plant is so unremarkable that, at first, my taxi driver speeds right past it. He shrugs as we come to a stop in an empty pa(...)

Cahercastle in Co Galway has been standing since the late 1400s. Photograph: Airbnb

A small castle in Galway which is more than 600 years old has become the most visited Airbnb in Europe, according to the wildly popular accommodation (...)

The number of callouts for pest controllers responding to ant infestations in business and homes rose by 35 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Homeowners and gardeners have been advised to prepare for a rise in ant populations if warmer winters become a common occurrence in Ireland. The numb(...)

A sale sign is seen in the window of a Ted Baker store in Covent Garden, London. Photograph: Jason Alden

British fashion retailer Ted Baker reported lower annual pretax profit on Thursday, its first decline since the financial crisis, as discounting and (...)

Tom Cregan of EML Payments and Mary Buckley of IDA Ireland

Australian company EML Payments is establishing a technology and innovation hub in Galway, expanding its existing Irish presence and adding 20 jobs. (...)

A mural shows Australian prime minister Scott Morrison holding a lump of coal as it advertises a rally by students across the world to protest against climate change, in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Our climate Our climate has shaped life on Earth for thousands of years. A combination of “the atmosphere, oceans, lands, ice and the life on our pla(...)

A conversation with Kerry Browne becomes a community event. Photograph: Bruce N Meyer

Sitting down for a cup of tea and uninterrupted conversation with Kerry Browne, owner of Browne’s Irish Marketplace in Kansas City, is a near impossib(...)

A SilkAir Boeing 737 Max 8 plane (behind) sits on the tarmac near a hangar after suspended operations for all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes at Changi Airport in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued instructions to stop any Boeing 737 Max 8 commercial passenger flights arriving, departing or overf(...)

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Irish-Swiss baking group Aryzta saw its three-year programme to get the business back on track begin to pay off in the second half of the year, as org(...)

Choosing to convert disciplines prior to seeking to enter the labour market is a perfectly rational decision.

As a Guidance Counsellor, I would always advise aspiring undergraduate students to study what they are passionate about. Nothing gets you successfully(...)

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