We are living in a polling vortex. Everything is polled. From opinions on VAR to the ‘Great Jamie Heaslip Podcast Plebiscite’ debacle, we have tested and tasted so much that instead of just cooking a family dinner, it’s best to create a twitter poll, socialise it, and wait an hour before going to the shops. The adage “if everything is important, nothing is” now applies to polling; if everything is worth polling, maybe nothing should be.
Tue, 21 Jan, 2020
'My happiness does not come from money and fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle,' is just one of the powerful messages by 17 young people living in Direct Provision who have launched a new book.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
More needs to be done to make sport more inclusive for minorities, the economically disadvantaged, and people with disabilities, according to the chief executive of the organisation that represents Ireland’s sporting governing bodies.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including another death, the country's health minister said.
Fri, 12 May, 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will meet national leaders from across the globe under tight security in Paris today as part of a major climate change conference that is being seen as a “gesture of solidarity” with France.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Health authorities quarantined hundreds of people in northern Sierra Leone after a 16-year-old girl died of ebola in an apparent case of sexual transmission, the first confirmed death from the virus in the district for nearly six months.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2015
Europe’s attempts to clean up tax evasion and money laundering took a step forward yesterday when an international task group said that Austria — a eurozone nation that was until recently falling short —was almost fully compliant with new international standards.
Tue, 04 Aug, 2015
Members of a UN peacekeeping mission engaged in “transactional sex” with more than 225 Haitian women who said they needed to do so to obtain things like food and medication, a sign that sexual exploitation remains significantly underreported in such missions, according to a new report.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015