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Education
Over 55,000 students will receive their results today in Ireland. More than 4,000 students have failed their Leaving Cert maths exams, effectively locking them out of many third-level courses which require a pass as a basic entry requirement. Grades in the higher level maths paper have stabilised with more than 70 per cent securing an […]
Financial
A LEADING SUPPLIER of cigarette vending machines has said that it will take a legal challenge against the government if it brings in a proposed ban on those machines. The Department of Health has confirmed that it is in the process of drawing up legislation to ban the sale of tobacco products from vending machines. […]
Business
Visitor centre in Smithfield in Dublin will close from end of August until March. One of Dublin’s most popular fee-paying tourist attractions, the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, is to undergo an €11 million refurbishment. The visitor centre, which first opened in 1997, is to close from the end of August until next March to […]
Financial
Financial technology companies are increasingly considering Irish headquarters ahead of the UK’s departure from Europe, but there are concerns the Irish regulatory system cannot reform itself fast enough to meet demand. Brexit has pushed the issue into sharp focus with industry insiders saying companies will not wait out “political negotiations” but seek a quick move […]
Financial
Irish Water will need almost €300m from the Government to make up the cost of water charges. They expect to have a €123m cash shortfall this year alone according to the Irish Independent. The Government suspended charges for nine months from July 1st until March 31st 2017 to allow an experts to examine the funding […]
News
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 […]
News
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 […]
Tourism
1. Alaska The spring and summer months is when you can cruise to Alaska during ; the season runs from May and ends in September. If you’re a fan of glaciers, wildlife, fascinating history and adventurous activities like ziplining and hiking, head north. Ketchikan is dubbed the “Rain Capital of Alaska,” and the forecast can […]
News
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 […]
News
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 […]
Business
Ireland is to provide €20 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Programme, it has been announced.     In total, the initiative helps to feed about 80 million people in 75 different countries annually. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is mandated to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, make agriculture, […]
Transport
Headed to France this year, but want something a bit more relaxed than Paris?  There are countless towns and villages – including 42 world heritage sites – to visit while on a trip to France. Here’ we’ve compiled a list of some France’s best places to visit outside of the hustle-and-bustle of the capital. Corsica […]
Health
By Ekaterina Tikhoniouk One of the first connections between the built environment and physical health was made more than 2,600 years ago, in Hippocrates’ work ‘On Airs, Waters and Places’. In the mid-nineteenth century, the idea finally emerged that poor-quality environments were a major contribution to illnesses and poor physical health. But the influence of the […]
Technology
Plans to develop an ‘International Technology Startup & Scaleup Hub’ in Kells are well underway with development works on the initial phase due to start next week. The Kells Tech Hub, which will be located in the Kells Enterprise & Technology Centre in the Kells Business Park, will foster collaboration between the state agencies, universities, […]