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 Roseate terns on Rockabill. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over the next few weeks a conservation success story will touch down in Ireland: roseate terns will fly in from West Africa to Europe to nest on Irela(...)

Revenue sniffer dog Stella who uncovered a haul of cannabis worth some €840,000 at a post sorting centre in Co Laois. The drugs (right) were concealed in a package sent from West Africa marked as ‘food and spices’. Images: Revenue.

Cannabis worth an estimated €840,000 has been seized at a post sorting centre in Co Laois. Some 42kg of the drug was discovered at An Post’s Portlaois(...)