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“The #FridaysForFuture movement may force parents to fork out a lot more money on sitters or skip work themselves on Fridays.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Could the latest mobilisation of the green movement, uniquely characterised by its autonomy, actually force the hand of policymakers with their heads (...)

Microsoft’s Ann Johnson

“Cyber security, in my opinion, needs to grow up a bit.” Ann Johnson, senior vice-president with Microsoft and lead for the company’s enterprise cyber(...)

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/File Photo/Reuters

The US president and those around him are set on a showdown with China for mastery of the century. There is assent – even enthusiasm – from other quar(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vicky Phelan’s court case last year and subsequent revelations of undisclosed audits.  Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Dr Gabriel Scally is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vi(...)

Poland’s president Andrzej Duda visited the  US president Donald Trump  at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Leah Millis

The United States is to send 1,000 additional troops to Poland, US president Donald Trump announced on Wednesday as he met with Polish president Andrz(...)

Boris Johnson during the launch of his campaign to become  Conservative leader  and  prime minister at the Royal Academy of Engineering in central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Conservative MPs vote on Thursday in the first round of a leadership contest, with former foreign secretary and London mayor Boris Johnson the clear f(...)

Boris Johnson during the London launch of his campaign to become leader of the Conservative  and prime minister. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson emerged undamaged from his deliberately dull campaign launch on Wednesday, taking just six questions from reporters and dodging the diff(...)

Prof Kevin Scannell  will work with researchers from NUI Galway to research and develop computer resources for the Irish language.

An American academic who has been awarded a scholarship to spend six months in Connemara has said he plans to help develop an Irish-language Siri or A(...)

Norweigan Air said that due to the  continued grounding of  the 737 Max, flights to and from Cork and Shannon would be re-routed to Dublin for the rest of the summer. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

Shannon Airport believes passenger numbers will fall this year after Norwegian Air said it would continue re-routing transatlantic flights scheduled f(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe during a welcome ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe began a two-day visit to Iran on Wednesday as part of international efforts to reduce tensions between Tehran and W(...)

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