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Niamh Horan: 'Lessons we all can learn about aping our animal friends' The world's top primatologist says we can discover a lot about ourselves from the animal world, writes Niamh Horan Kafi, a 12-year-old western lowland gorilla at Dublin Zoo, has become a mum for the first time. Picture: Patrick Bolger We're always trying to teach animals new tricks. Making them a...
Ireland moving closer to full employment but youth unemployment is still a 'blackspot' Stock image IRELAND is moving closer to full employment as the number of people out of work fell by over 6,000 in the last year. The employment rate stood at 5.4pc last month – down from 5.6pc in February. There were 131,300 people out of work, down from 134,700 the...
'Dragon' Casey to run for MEP on rural versus urban crusade Presidential runner-up targets seat held by Independent ‘Ming’ Dragon flies flag: Peter Casey will run for a seat in the European Parliament. Photo: David Conachy Businessman Peter Casey is to contest the European elections on a platform that seeks to change the immigration system and end the rural-urban divide, the Irish...
Government challenged to 'shout stop' to ‘cuckoo funds’ buying entire estates Dara Calleary (Niall Carson/PA) THE government has been challenged to “shout stop” to so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ buying entire housing estates and competing with prospective homeowners. Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary made the call asking Tánaiste Simon Coveney if the situation is fair and if the government is happy to consign people...
Ian O'Doherty: 'Boycott Brunei all you like, but they're not the only ones...' Activists: LGBTQ+ protesters outside the Dorchester Hotel in London I had been planning on whisking herself to London for a surprise stay in the Dorchester Hotel, ideally in the Eisenhower Suite. Sure, it's £1,246 a night, but just think of the history! And what about their famous afternoon tea, a...
Planned indemnity scheme to protect landowners against claims by walkers to focus on upland areas initially Farmers that work Ireland's spawling upland areas have raised concerns in relation to land access and issues around liability. Photo: Brian Joyce A proposed National Indemnity Scheme to indemnify private landowners against claims by walkers will only come into effect in upland areas initially on...
'Davy's no fool, I'm competent at what I do. He doesn't entertain substandard work, nor do I' Mags D’Arcy, pictured at the launch of Bord Gais’s sponsorship extension of the All-Ireland hurling championship, is delighted to be part of Davy Fitzgerald’s backroom team with the Wexford senior hurlers. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Now in her second year as part of Davy Fitzgerald's...
© Reuters. Investing.com - The pound dropped on Monday following reports that Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will...
Tesco's £2.2bn profit beats expectations on turnaround Sales: Revenue at the chain's Irish arm was €2.68bn compared to €2.57bn the previous year British retailer Tesco has posted better than expected full-year results, with the group now having met "or about to meet", the majority of its turnaround plans, according to CEO Dave Lewis. He said there had been a "broad-based" improvement at...
Dalai Lama hospitalised with chest infection Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (Manish Swarup/AP) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was admitted to a New Delhi hospital on Tuesday with chest infection, an aide said, adding that the 83-year-old Buddhist monk was stable. The Dalai Lama, who fled to India in early 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, lives in...

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