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A newborn baby girl named Danica Camacho, the Philippines’ symbolic “seven billionth baby” who was part of the United Nations’ seven billion global population projection, in Fabella Maternity Hospital Manila on October 31st, 2011. The UN had predicted the world’s population would reach seven billion on October 31st, 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Erik De Castro

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that if we fail to prevent global warming rising by more than 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial wo(...)

Anorexia affects between 1 per cent to 2 per cent of women and 0.2-0.4 per cent of men. It has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Photograph: iStock

Anorexia is at least partly a metabolic disorder and not just psychiatric as previously thought, new research suggests. The genetic basis of anorexia(...)

Yukpa indigenous children, some of them suffering from malnutrition, are fed with supplements provided by CARITAS organisation, at Los Angeles del Tukuko mission, near Machiques, Zulia state, Venezuela. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

More than 820 million people are still going hungry in the world, according to a UN report that says reaching the target of zero hunger by 2030 is “a(...)

Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons, Minister for Tourism Shane Ross and Joan O’Shaughnessy, chairman of Tourism Ireland. Mr Ross said the figures for 2019 to date have been excellent given the uncertainty in the global economy. Photograph:   Keith Arkins

Tourism Ireland is to press ahead with an ambitious promotional campaign in Britain despite warnings that a hard Brexit could cost the industry almost(...)

 Dublin Airport is having its busiest summer in its 79-year history. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Dublin Airport’s busiest summer in its 79-year history has seen car-parking spaces at a premium in recent weeks with both its short- and long-term car(...)

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Spotify released a new version of its music streaming app for customers in emerging markets, an effort to grow outside of its strongholds in the US an(...)

Dublin Airport said June passenger numbers grew 4 per cent on the same month last year to exceed 3.2 million.

More than 3.2 million people travelled through Dublin Airport in June, setting a new record for the month, the latest figures show. Dublin Airport – (...)

Energia Group’s Ian Thom: “We’re looking at a number of sites for offshore. I think most of it is going to be off the east coast.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Policy is catching up with what we have been doing as an organisation,” says Energia Group chief executive Ian Thom. He is talking about the €3 billi(...)

Pulitzer Prize-winning American Poet Laureate Robert Frost: Derry was where Frost wrote much of his early work

Like me, you may have been labouring under the misapprehension that potatoes were first introduced to Ireland from North America, and that Walter Rale(...)

Belfast research contract group Fusion Antibodies reported record second-half revenues as it moves past AIM-listing pressures.

Northern Ireland contract research company Fusion Antibodies recorded a 19 per cent fall in full year revenues to £2.2 million on the back of a weak f(...)

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