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EU's Phil Hogan pays visit to Lixnaw wetlands Danny and Johnny Healy Rae's plant hire firm has clinched the tender for the new €2-million Integrated Constructed Wetlands project in Lixnaw, set to begin building in September. It's a project that will allow for the expansion of a village that is currently stymied by lack of capacity in the local waste water...
Alan Rusbridger: 'Charges against Assange a threat to open society' There is not much to love about the WikiLeaks co-founder, but free speech is key, writes Alan Rusbridger Julian Assange after being taken from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last week. Picture: PA Of all Julian Assange's undoubted talents, maybe his greatest gift is the ability to make enemies. He trusts, likes...
Kick It Out condemns video believed to show Chelsea fans’ racist Salah chant The video, which has been widely shared on social media, showed the group singing ‘Salah is a bomber’. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Photo: Adam Davy/PA A video showing a group, believed to be Chelsea fans, singing a racist song has been condemned by equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out. The...
Tom Healy: 'Without a plan we keep being overwhelmed by the latest crisis'   Sign of the times: School children at Leinster House, Dublin, during a global protest for action to tackle climate change. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins As the Brexit debacle trundles on like a slow-motion car crash from a horror film, it seems impossible to imagine the future shape of...
FAI taking 'urgent steps' to address governance issues as speculation mounts over Delaney's future Oireachtas committee appearance: John Delaney leaves Leinster House. PHOTO: COLIN O’RIORDAN The Football Association of Ireland has issued a further statement as speculation mounts over the future of Executive Vice President and former CEO, John Delaney. In relation to the queries raised during Wednesday’s Oireachtas Committee for Tourism,...
Merkel's hustings snub is sign of 'dispute' with party's new leader Stepping back: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told her party’s new leader that she will not take part in any future political campaigning, even though it is facing key state elections later in the year. Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images Angela Merkel has upset the new leader of her Christian Democratic...
‘Miracle cat’ Poppy survives 30-minute wash cycle Amazingly the six-month-old kitten suffered no lasting damage from her ordeal. A six-month-old kitten had a “miraculous” escape after surviving a wash cycle. Poppy’s owners, from Launceston in Australia, only discovered she was in the machine some 30 minutes into the cycle after searching the whole house when they realised nobody in the family knew...
Man 'threatened prospective buyers' of land being sold by receiver Court heard it appeared he moved cattle on to the land without the consent of their owner Car dealer: John Kane arriving at the High Court yesterday. Photo: Kyran O'Brien A car dealer has been warned he faces being jailed for a third time for contempt of court for frustrating efforts by...
'We don't know what would happen if I died' - Same sex parents not legally connected to their biological children Ranae and Audrey with daughters Ava and Arya Many biological parents in same sex couples are not legally connected to their children and new legislation fails to resolve the situation. The new laws will allow for some same sex couples to both...
Rosslare approved as one of two border control posts Europort will be one of two ports with facilities for border control checks in Ireland ahead of brexit The entrance to the 16-acre site in Rosslare which will temporarily house customs checks Rosslare Europort may have taken a major step closer to obtaining tier one port status after being approved by the European...

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