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Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a church historian as the country’s new science and education minister. On 19 August, the president announced that Olga Vasilyeva would succeed the current science minister, Dmitry Livanov, who will become presidential envoy on trade and economic relations with Ukraine, according to the Russian news agency Interfax. During his
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FAI chief, who is OCI vice president, and five other OCI figures named in warrant following interview with Hickey over ticket controversy. A Brazilian judge has authorised the country’s police to seize the passport of Football Association of Ireland chief executive and Olympic Council of Ireland vice-president John Delaney as part of the investigation into […]
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The Olympic Council of Ireland has appointed a three-person crisis management sub-committee to lead the council’s response to a controversy over Rio Olympics tickets. The decision was taken at the OCI’s first board meeting since the crisis in Rio. The board met for five hours at the offices of its legal advisors in Dublin. The […]
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For the first time in Olympic history, a refugee team is competing. The ten athletes, who are competing in events from judo to marathon running, are serving as a “symbol of hope” for refugees. The inclusion of the team at the 2016 Rio Games reflects the steadily growing refugee crisis and shines a light on […]
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It has emerged that an attempted hack was made on Garda computer systems earlier this week. The attack, happened on Thursday, forced Garda admin workers to shut down a number of systems in an attempt to prevent data from being reached. RTE’s This Week reported that it is not known if an Irish or international […]
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Dublin City Council has opened the latest new Tearooms, located in Herbert Park, Dublin 4. This is the latest addition to Dublin City Council’s Parks and Landscape Services initiative to refurbish older buildings in parks and transform them into more useable spaces for the public. The building in which the Tearooms are located was formerly […]
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The second annual Swords Summer Festival hosted by Fingal County Council took place last weekend, with the 27,000 people in attendance all enjoying the sunshine. The festival, which was a fundraiser for the Swords Lions Club,  kicked off with incredible performances from the Three Tenors and Roy Taylor on Friday night who raised the roof off […]
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The housing crisis has led many councillors to rethink their conception of housing in order to find workable solutions. West Kerry councillor Michael O’Shea (FF) came across the idea to convert an old hospital into living space while watching an episode of Nationwide on RTE. The programme, which aired last May, featured the work done […]
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By Féidhlim Harty The recent international conference on natural and constructed wetlands in NUI-Galway hosted experts from across Ireland and elsewhere in Europe; and as far afield as Australia, Asia and North and South America. The conference was the first of its kind in Ireland to bring together speakers from natural wetland and peatland research as […]
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The 2016 Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) gum litter education campaign was launched in Templeogue, Dublin back on the 17th June, and has seen fantastic results. The campaign has seen success to date, with the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System results showing an overall decrease in people dropping gum from 26% when the campaign started in […]
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An 18-year-old man was fatally injured on Monday night when the car he was travelling in collided with a tractor. The accident happened at approximately 12.00 on Monday night, on the N4 at Cloonart, Bornacoola, Co. Longford. FThe man was brought to Mullingar Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Following the crash, the driver and […]
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Five people have died in farming accidents between January and May of 2016 according to a recent report from The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc. For the same period last year the number of deaths was 6 while in 2015 it was 12. The fatal accident data states that 80% of deaths in the […]
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  The fifth Flavours Of Fingal County Show will take place at Newbridge House, Donabate, North Dublin on the 25th and 26th of June this year. The festival, organised by Fingal County Council,  Fingal Farmers, Fingal Tourism and Newbridge House and Farm promotes the county’s fresh farming produce, an area that grows one third of […]