Hague official hits out at global silence over ‘ill-wishers’

Silence from the global community on a “direct assault” on the international criminal justice system by “ill-wishers” is not tactical and ...

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There’s no fallback on Everest, so what drives climbers to the challenge?

Two Irishmen were among 11 killed this season on the world’s highest mountain. What draws climbers to the challenge? asks Lorna Siggins

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Investigation underway following serious damage to 3000-year-old hillfort

The National Monuments Service is investigating a report of serious damage to a unique 3,000 year-old “vitrified” hillfort close to Cavan.

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Rockall Row: At least four Irish vessels fishing this evening in defiance of Scottish ban

Latest: Ireland is rejecting a threat of 'enforcement action' by Scotland over the long-disputed Rockall fishing grounds.

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Garech de Brún’s Galway gate is finally found

When Guinness heir Garech de Brún died over a year ago, his final will and testament included a “bow gate” bequeathed to the city of Galway.

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Irish and Dutch crew Greenland-bound for climate study

Adventurer Jamie Young has traversed the Atlantic twice as a solo sailor, kayaked around Cape Horn, raced around Rockall and taken a kite buggy to the Antarctic.

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Shark experts urge new MEPs to stop shark fin fishery

Irish shark experts have called on newly elected MEPs to outlaw the growing shark fin fishery in European waters, following a fine imposed on a Spanish fishing vessel ...

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Ireland's Dr Octopus explores one of the last great frontiers

Discovering new species and protecting them is all in a day’s work for Professor Louise Allcock, as she explores one of the planet’s last great frontiers, ...

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Connemara's first Green councillor: Stop €600m Galway ring road

Connemara’s first Green Party councillor Alastair McKinstry believes the Government should abandon the €600m ring road project for Galway in favour of ...

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Anglers to help research tuna

Atlantic bluefin tuna may be targeted by a limited number of Irish recreational craft under a pilot scientific research programme run by several State agencies.

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Citizen scientists to be kept busy with Irish honeybee watch

Ireland’s wild honey bees are defying the odds, and experts want to know why.

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NUIG help people break down barriers by dressing for success

When NUI Galway planned a “Dress for Success” day for young people keen to return to education or find work, the invitation was issued to migrants and ...

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Clifden festival recalls historic transatlantic flight

When John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown crash-landed into a Connemara bog almost a century ago, it was a Cork-born journalist who broke the news of their non-stop ...

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Investigation begins into fish quota transparency issues

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has initiated an investigation into the lack of transparency around EU ministerial decisions on annual fish quotas.

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Coastal project funding delay ‘not due to elections’

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Michael Creed has denied that a roll-out of several million euro for coastal projects has been delayed to tie in with ...

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Galway 2020 operations director steps down from role

Galway's European Capital of Culture project is seeking a new operations director after its current post holder signalled his departure.

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Friends and mothers are top career choice influencers, report finds

Friends and mothers wield the greatest influence on the career choices of school pupils, a Department of Education report on career guidance has found.

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Loneliness of principals in one-teacher schools 'worse than a long-distance's runner's'

The loneliness of a long-distance runner is nothing compared to the isolation and fear experienced by the principal of a one-teacher school, the INTO annual congress ...

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INTO: Removing principals from decision-making on supports is 'anti-education'

“Intrusive questioning” of families requiring educational supports has become a headache for primary school teachers, the INTO congress has heard.

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Principals seek review of working conditions

The joys of a deputy principal in a small primary school range from chasing mice to unblocking toilets to “cleaning up after lost heifers”, the INTO ...

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'We need to have separate reproductive health leave' says teachers' union

The State’s largest teaching union has called for statutory time off work after miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and fertility treatment as part of a comprehensive ...

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Education Minster initiates pilot project to teach Irish through PE

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has initiated a pilot project to teach Irish through physical education (PE) in primary schools.

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Cap class sizes at 20 to avoid ‘crowding out’ pupils

Class sizes need to be capped at no more than 20 students to ensure teachers and children are not “crowded out” of education.

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INTO signal breakthrough in securing pay equality for new entrants to primary school teaching

A breakthrough in securing pay equality for new entrants to primary school teaching has been signalled by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) ...

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INTO president promises union will continue fight 'for equal pay for equal work' for teachers

Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) president Joe Killeen has said his union will stand with its new members on securing pay equality, whether through ...

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Kerry fish farm licence discontinued after probe

Minister for Marine Michael Creed has discontinued a licence held by Norwegian multinational Mowi for a fish farm in Co Kerry.

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Brexit gives ‘window of opportunity’ for Galway culture event

Britain’s EU divorce is a “window of opportunity” for Galway’s European capital of culture, the arts festival’s development manager ...

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