Readers do not need to plough through very much of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina to find one of the writer’s most profound observations on the human condition. It opens the novel: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
"Scares" around the quality of South American food will trigger a “red button” that results in a ban on products imported from that firm or region under safeguards built into the new Mercosur trade deal.
More than 30 Heads of State, UN representatives and ambassadors are to attend a special summit in Cork to highlight challenges small island nations face from climate change and to galvanise efforts to protect the world’s seas.
Anyone alive when the 1984 Kerry Babies’ story transfixed and divided the country must be at least 33 years of age; anyone who was old enough to understand the startling events, the incredible allegations and appalling behaviour of official Ireland, resplendent in its Talibanesque moral superiority, as it unfolded must be closer to 50 if not older.