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The cost of driving 20,000km in an EV is somewhere between €250 and €500 a year depending on the home electricity package used, while running a petrol car for the same distance will cost at least €2,000. Photograph: Getty Images

It is safe to say the Irish motorist has not exactly been electrified by the electric car. At least not yet. But the times they are a-changing and, w(...)

 The UK government is committed to avoiding a ‘hard’ Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Photograph: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

What is the Irish ‘backstop’? The UK government is committed to avoiding a “hard” Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, given that the cu(...)

 Kikuo Kojima speaking during a press conference after he filed  a forced sterilisation lawsuit on May 17th, 2018, in  Hokkaido, Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

When Junko Iizuka was 16 years old she was taken on a trip to the countryside. Now in her late 70s and in poor health, she dimly recalls enjoying a pi(...)

‘Loneliness is a problem which faces too many of our people, and in particular older people,’ said Minister of State Sean Kyne. Photograph: Alan Betson

Loneliness was as bad for a person’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It meant sufferers were more likely to suffer dementia, heart disease and (...)

The Celtic Mist was donated by the Haughey family to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The late taoiseach Charles Haughey’s former yacht Celtic Mist is to leave Dublin Bay on Friday for its longest voyage north on a whale research trip t(...)

The British Medical Journal argues that a faltering post-Brexit economy is likely to make this worse. Photograph: Reuters

Brexit in any form is bad for people’s health and will cause inevitable food shortages in the United Kingdom, according to the latest issue of British(...)

Senator Grave O’Sullivan said never in the history of humanity has the health of the oceans been more threatened.  File photograph: Getty Images

A motion calling on the Government to meet its international obligations by designating extensive coastal areas and seas around Ireland as “marine pro(...)

The new brochure  is pictured during a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Photograph: Pontus Lundahl/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden will send out instructions to its citizens next week on how to cope with an outbreak of war, as the country faces an assertive Russia across t(...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

Myint Soe and his son use centuries-old methods to catch fish on Inle Lake. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Since 6am Myint Soe and his son have been fishing aboard their long-tail boat. It looks as though it’s been a good morning – between their feet lie ab(...)

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