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IRELAND

Average time spent in custody by life sentence prisoners is 17 years – report

Life sentence prisoners who are granted temporary release are regarded in law as still serving that sentence and are liable to recall at any time.

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Sides disagree on day to start talks on beef dispute

There is disagreement among stakeholders in the beef crisis around when talks aimed at resolving the dispute should resume.

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Latest Higher Education rankings see Trinity fall 44 places

Trinity College Dublin has fallen 44 places in the latest Times Higher Education Rankings published this evening.

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No Lotto winner - jackpot heads for €4.5m

No Lotto winner - jackpot heads for €4.5m

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €3,965,858.

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Female pupils ‘don’t know enough about STEM subjects’

Female pupils ‘don’t know enough about STEM subjects’

Almost two-thirds of young women say they do not know enough about science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) to pursue a career in those fields, despite growing investment in the sector.

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WORLD

No-deal Brexit: What is Operation Yellowhammer?

A secret Whitehall dossier has outlined the disruption the UK could face in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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Brazil’s Space Research Institute finds more than 15,000 rain forest fires in 10 days

Fires are still breaking out in Brazil’s Amazon and Cerrado regions.

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‘Game-changer’ as genetic data retrieved from 1.7 million-year-old rhino tooth

Researchers identified an almost complete set of proteins, a proteome, in the dental enamel of the rhino.

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Children as young as eight ‘seen wandering around migrant camps on their own’

Children as young as eight ‘seen wandering around migrant camps on their own’

The Care4Calais charity described the scenes at the migrant camps.

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BUSINESS

US lobby group fires warning over FDI levels

US lobby group fires warning over FDI levels

The representative organisation for US companies invested in Ireland has attacked the Government's reluctance to lower personal tax rate levels, coinciding with Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe ruling out reductions in next month's budget.

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Hayfield Manor owner sees profits rise by 12%

Pre-tax profits at the Kerry-based hotel group that operates the five-star Hayfield Manor in Cork city last year increased by 12% to €6.1m.

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Housing slowdown fear despite upbeat CSO data

Housing slowdown fear despite upbeat CSO data

A slowdown in new house building output is likely without a relaxation of the Central Bank's mortgage rules and a government commitment to a continuation of the Help-to-Buy scheme, one Cork-based developer has warned.

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Frozen foods retailer Iceland sees Irish losses soar on expansion costs

Expansion costs at the Irish arm of British frozen food retailer Iceland contributed to pre-tax losses more than trebling to €2.48m last year.

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Mike Ashley insists ‘elevation’ on track but new auditor remains a mystery

Mike Ashley insists ‘elevation’ on track but new auditor remains a mystery

The Sports Direct tycoon held court at the company’s annual general meeting at its head offices in central London.

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OPINION

Vaping likely has dangers that could take years for scientists to even know about: US academic Ilona Jaspers

Vaping likely has dangers that could take years for scientists to even know about: US academic Ilona Jaspers

The rise in cases of otherwise healthy young adults who have been hospitalized or even died from vaping-associated lung injury is alarming.

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No ordinary Joe can follow in the footsteps of a political dynasty

No ordinary Joe can follow in the footsteps of a political dynasty

Tragedies don’t dim the desire of each generation of the Kennedys to leave a mark on politics, writes $1

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Irish historian explains why he didn't take history for his Leaving Cert

Irish historian explains why he didn't take history for his Leaving Cert

As a documentary on Eamon de Valera’s time in America airs, historian and author $1 looks at how history is taught here — and explains why he did not take the subject for his Leaving Cert.

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