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Swiss soldiers on a watchtower at an area which will be used as heliport during the upcoming World Economic Forum  in Davos. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

Olleco has four depots in Ireland and works in partnership with Frylite to collect used cooking oil and food waste. It has 16 sites in Britain, including a bio-diesel plant in Liverpool.

The renewables division of the Larry Goodman-controlled food group is one of just six in the running for an environmental award at this week’s World E(...)

Chur, Switzerland. Photograph: iStock

Anna Lardi Fogarty is executive director of Music for Galway, whose Midwinter Festival – Swansong – continues to run this weekend at Galway’s Town Hal(...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg is part of the Shannon water system. Irish Water plans to build a 170 km long pipe from the Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish Water insists the €1.3 billion project to pipe water from the river Shannon to Dublin will not be delayed by a review of the proposal. The inde(...)

More studies into how much significance people attach to their birthdays are needed.

According to German psychiatrist Prof Matthias C Angermeyer and colleagues – writing in the ‘Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health’ (1987) – Pl(...)

Giorgia (left) and Gloria Lyons. With just 13 months between them, they race in the same age category every second year.

Successful skiers are made in the summertime, or so goes the slogan ruling the Lyons sisters’ lives. Competing for Ireland at youth level in Alpine sk(...)

Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker. Photograph: ICIJ

A Turkish journalist has been sentenced to more than a year in jail for her work on the Paradise Papers investigation into offshore tax havens, becaus(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Lorries bound for Europe at Dover Port in Kent: 53 per cent of Irish goods exports with the rest of the world, not including Britain, pass through the UK in terms of volume. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Potential post-Brexit restrictions on Irish freight passing through the UK will be eased after Britain signed up to an international agreement coverin(...)

 People light-up candles and deposit flowers during a gathering around a makeshift memorial at Place Kleber, in Strasbourg on Sunday to pay a tribute to the victims of Strasbourg’s attack. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images

A fifth person has died of their injuries after Tuesday’s Christmas market attack in Strasbourg, French prosecutors have confirmed. An official from (...)

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