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There are 127,300 construction workers in the Republic, or almost 6 per cent of the workforce, which is below the European average of 8 per cent.  Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

The isolating experience of the Covid-19 pandemic has left some Irish people overseas contemplating a return home but, for many, the cost of living at(...)

Anti-Brexit placards in Belfast in 2018: Britain is set to ratchet up pressure on the EU this week to agree an overhaul of the post-Brexit deal on Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The United Kingdom will press the European Union for further changes to Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland this week, beyond concessions from Br(...)

Richard McDermott from Longford (centre, left), winner of the Lough Sheelin Trout Preservation Association fly fishing competition, with Declan McCabe of Sheelin Boats.

Last weekend was a busy and successful few days for two of our major brown trout fisheries in the midland region. With the close season extended by a(...)

Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York Photograph:  EPA/Will Oliver

The Metropolitan police are taking no further action after a review prompted by Virginia Giuffre, who is taking legal action against Prince Andrew. M(...)

A Wild Card campaign petition, signed by 100,000, is delivered to Buckingham Palace, London, calling on the royal family to rewild their estates. Photograph: PA

Countries throughout the world must invest much more and raise the scale and speed of its commitments to protect nature and prevent accelerating speci(...)

Incorrect labelling by the sender might have been the reason DPD charged €19 in tax and fees for a parcel that should have been tax-free

I’m having issues with DPD and paying duty on a package I received. The package in question contained a few secondhand baby clothes (many hand-knitted(...)

Sky Group chief executive Dana Strong unveiled Sky Glass in London this week. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA

“No dish, no box and no fuss” was how Sky chief executive Dana Strong described Sky Glass, its new streaming television set, at its official launch in(...)

Dr Chris Luke, the emergency physician who became known for his  media warnings on issues such as overcrowding in emergency departments, has written a memoir called A Life in Trauma. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

He spent his early years in an orphanage, never knew his father, and saw his life and brilliant career almost unravel in a ‘devastating’ online sto(...)

Facebook files: whistleblower Frances Haugen listens during a Senate sub-committee hearing in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph:  Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Fixing Facebook From this angle, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen looks as if she is rehearsing for an appearance on Mastermi(...)

Jim Griffin from Dunmore East, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A number of former and current Irish Coast Guard officers have criticised the poor treatment of volunteers by the organisation’s management, amid grow(...)

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