MANY Irish people, it seems, regard Angela Merkel — the German chancellor as near as certain as to returned to power after the German federal elections on Sunday — to be the modern day version of Margaret Thatcher. And, by extension, like her as much, regarding each as hostile to the interests of the Irish.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2013
The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, which confirmed radiation readings are 18 times higher than previously measured, said yesterday that it found highly radioactive water dripping from a pipe connecting two coolant tanks, and patched it up with tape.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2013
Deep beneath Fukushima’s crippled nuclear power station a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant’s reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2013
I'M just back from the 2012 edition of the international Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, Slow Food’s biannual event which brings together small-scale farmers, artisan producers, fishermen, experts, academics, chefs and young people from over 160 countries.
Sun, 16 Dec, 2012
A protest has taken place at the gate of a Japanese nuclear power plant as it was restarted today – the first such facility to go back online since the country shut down all of its reactors for safety checks following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Sun, 01 Jul, 2012