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Safefood has expressed concerns that foods with less strict standards than currently apply in the EU may cross the border from the North into the Repu(...)

‘Like so many of us, I often go through the world ignoring the signs that I am valued by people around me’ Photograph: iStock

Last week in this column, I wrote about the unfortunate fact that I have fewer friends than I would like, or perhaps than I should (I am unsure who is(...)

 President Michael D Higgins: said it would be a good idea to bring out an annual report on  Arás spending.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised the “dark media” of social media discourse for “untruths” in relation to his presidency. Mr Higgins told N(...)

Digicel, the mobile phone operator owned by Denis O’Brien, has launched legal action against the telco regulator in the former Dutch colony of Suriname

Digicel, the mobile phone operator owned by Denis O’Brien, has launched legal action against the telco regulator in the former Dutch colony of Surinam(...)

 Nice: a rich cuisine yet  it has the odd distinction of being synonymous with the world’s most boring biscuit

For such a beautiful place, with such a rich cuisine, the city of Nice also has the odd distinction of being synonymous with the world’s most boring b(...)

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Irish-based oil and gas exploration firm Providence Resources has appointed Tullow Oil’s Dr Angus McCoss as senior independent director. Dr McCoss h(...)

A photo taken on May 21st 2015 shows an elephant at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya, approximately 300 km north of the capital Nairobi. “Runaway consumption” has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth’s capacity to accommodate humanity’s expanding appetites, the global conservation group WWF warned on Tuesday. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

The catastrophic decline in world animal populations since 1970, detailed in the 2018 Living Planet Index published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), (...)

Wild-flower meadow. Photograph: Moment/Getty

Ask a group of gardeners what picture is conjured up in their mind’s eye when you say the word “meadow” and their answers will be surprisingly diverse(...)

Yvonne O’Connor and her husband have been travelling by motorbike around America and Central America for the past seven months.

In 1986 I chased my man across the Atlantic. Well, that’s how my mother put it at least. He made my journey worthwhile by meeting me at LAX airport in(...)

File photograph of naval manoeuvres off Roches Point, Cork. It is understood the Naval Service had been tracking the yacht that was detained on Thursday for some time.

Gardaí were continuing on Thursday night to question three men arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking following the detention of a yacht off the Ir(...)

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