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It appears that the Bank of Ireland link is tenuous as it relates to a nominee company associated to a subsidiary of the group that was sold eight years ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bank of Ireland has had its name linked with a complex tax-evasion scandal that has rocked corporate Germany in recent years. The Irish lender is one(...)

Glyphosate is cleared for use in the EU until December 2022. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is unlikely to follow Germany and other EU countries in banning use of the weed killer glyphosate– the subject of billion-dollar US lawsuits o(...)

Heike Reichenwallner plays Angela Merkel in the ZDF docudrama Angela und die Flüchtlinge.  Source: ZDF

Angela Merkel’s protocol chief promised her a quiet day of speeches and handshaking around Germany on September 4th, 2015. When she returned to her Be(...)

In the American TV drama series Better Call Saul,  Chuck (right) is a recluse on extended leave from his legal firm who believes he has electromagnetic hypersensitivity

Every day we are surrounded by mobile phones, tablets and wifi modems. The radiation they emit never rests, and concerns have been raised about their (...)

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Dublin ranks as the 39th best city for the so-called generation Z who will begin to enter the workforce this year, a study from on-demand housing plat(...)

The concern about a possible increased risk of cancer is a reasonable one: mobiles emit radio waves from their antennae, some of which is absorbed by the body. Image: iStock

I suspect I’m not the only one who winces when I see children as young as eight chatting on a mobile phone. Although to be fair, the youngest mobile p(...)

Simone, John, Sophie and Jane at Chateaux Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley.

The Swedes have a word for it: flygskam, or “flying shame”. Growing anxiety about the environmental impact of travel means more and more people are no(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg after arriving in New York on Wednesday following a 15-day journey crossing the Atlantic in the Malizia II, a zero-carbon yacht. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Her protests on Fridays demanding action on climate change have inspired children to demonstrate in some 100 cities. Her admonitions to grown-ups to “(...)

The Italian Grand Prix is one of the oldest races on the circuit. Photo: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

The Italian Grand Prix was first staged in 1921 and is the fifth oldest in Formula One history. This year’s race will be the 89th incarnation. The fir(...)

In 2016, 10.7 per cent of Ireland’s total land area was covered by forestry; the second lowest proportion in the EU. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Ireland’s status as a laggard in reducing carbon emissions has been confirmed by a new CSO report, which shows the Republic has the third highest emis(...)

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