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Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Have you ever imagined that one day, instead of a regular bread and jam, you would be having a UNESCO world treasure for breakfast? The French National Confederation of Baking and Pastry (NCBP) wants the traditional French baguette to be…

So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish!

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Tomorrow, on January 16, the European Parliament will vote for or against the restoration of the 1998 ban on electric pulse fishing. For months, groups representing small-scale fishing fleets and environmental organisations across Europe have been sending letters to the…

Saving Lives Is Frowned Upon?

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Two years after the biggest spike in arrivals of migrants and refugees in Europe since World War II, the influx of people running from the Middle East and Africa seems to be slowing down. According to the International Organization for…

Bright Young Things

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Do you want to meet the first Irish person set to travel to outer space, the world greatest hacker, befriend a robot or learn how to CPR your dog? You can do all that at the BT Young Scientist and…

Wrestling With the “Aussie” Flu

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According to the latest statistics, around 4,5 million people in the UK are suffering from  “influenza-like symptoms”. Some churches have even implemented infection prevention measures, the first time since the 2008/9 swine flu outbreak. Priests are encouraged to disinfect their…

Gender Equality: Myth or Reality?

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Take a look at this impromptu list of achievements on gender equality: 1870 – Married Women’s Property Act allows women to keep their property. 1918 – Canadian and British women gain the right to vote. 1956 – Golda Meir, the…

Dublin Bowie Festival is On!

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From 05.01 to 10.01 Dublin is hosting one of the biggest events of the year 2018 – the David Bowie Festival.   This year’s third edition promises to be bigger and better than the last one. Each year since Bowie…

Welcome to Ireland?

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More than 10,500 work permits were issued in 2017. This year, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation plans to loosen up visa regulations for “lower-skilled workers” in some sectors. In October, the number of unemployed was 246,900, in November…

The Planet is fine?

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Two years to the day after the Paris agreement was signed, over 50 world leaders and hundreds of ministers gather again in the capital of France. They will discuss concrete solutions to reduce global warming, and most importantly, to boost…