Extreme weather events will swamp emergency response

Our preparedness has improved, but unless politicians, particularly in the US, prioritise climate change action and carbon reductions, more catastrophe is inevitable, ...

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Ploughing faithful return after Storm Ali as event extended

People wondered if crowds would again flock to the National Ploughing Championships after Storm Ali caused the cancellation of Wednesday’s programme, writes ...

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Plenty can be done to protect children online

Children are online from a young age and we must ensure that once a child has access to the online world, their experiences are safe and positive, writes Alex Cooney. ...

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Why do so many people fall for fake profiles online?

The first step in conducting online propaganda efforts and misinformation campaigns is almost always a fake social media profile, writes Arun Vishwanath.

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Inadequate supports for refugees not just a Greek tragedy

Greek officials have given the Ministry of Migration 30 days to improve conditions in the camp on Moria island or close it down, writes Gordon Brown.

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Bunny Carr dies aged 91 - A gentleman

It is hard to imagine that Bunny Carr, who died aged 91 on Wednesday, would be as successful today as he was when he worked with RTÉ and with his communications ...

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Paisley survives dismissal vote - A good process worth copying

Democratic Unionist representative Ian Paisley has avoided the ignominy of being the first MP to lose his House of Commons seat under legislation — known as ...

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Rise of Starbucks - Council wins battle with coffee giant

Earlier this month, Starbucks’ driving force, Howard Schultz, who stepped down as the coffee giant’s executive chairman in June, realised an ambition.

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Readers Blog: We must educate to tackle plastic wastage

Our beautiful seas are being destroyed by plastic waste. As many as five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

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Readers Blog: Housing protests a result of failed policies

Recent Take Back the City protests and occupations and planned national housing demonstrations are the result of the total failure of Government policy to resolve ...

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