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Reach for the stars – Young scientists jet to LA to present space projects

May 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Young Irish scientists are heading for the stars as one is to have an asteroid named after him and six others are about to present a project to leading space engineers. The team of fifth-year students at St Flannan’s College in Ennis, Co Clare, are jetting off today to LosRead More

Review of Housing Delivery Office urged amid staffing concerns

May 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm

There have been calls for a review of the Government’s Housing Delivery Office, set up to accelerate delivery of private and social homes, after it emerged it has just three staff. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the staffing level two years after its establishment. That has prompted calls for an urgent reviewRead More

Ireland ‘facing a skin cancer epidemic’, warns charity

May 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Ireland is facing a “skin cancer epidemic”, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has warned. The charity wants the skin cancer prevention plan, prioritised in the National Cancer Strategy, published by the year end. “Ireland is facing a skin cancer epidemic in the next few decades, with skin cancer cases toRead More

Ukraine convicts Frenchman over Euro 2016 attack plot

May 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Ukraine convicts Frenchman over Euro 2016 attack plot © Stringer, AFP | Gregoire Moutaux, a 27-year-old French citizen, sits during a court hearing in the small Ukrainian town of Liuboml, Volyn region, on May 21, 2018. A Ukrainian court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman to six years in jail afterRead More

Burundi approves constitutional reform extending presidential term limit

May 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Burundi approves constitutional reform extending presidential term limit © AFP file photo Burundians overwhelmingly voted for constitutional reforms bolstering President Pierre Nkurunziza‘s powers and giving him the option to stay in office until 2034, official results showed Monday. Election commission chief Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye said 73 percent of voters had votedRead More

Call for small-time drug users to avoid court

May 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Scots caught with small amounts of drugs should not face prosecution, a leading Scottish Government adviser has said. Dr Roy Robertson’s call has drawn sympathy from one of Police Scotland’s most senior drugs officer who has stressed the importance of engaging with addicts. But any change seems some way offRead More

Meghan Markle hints at feminist role in monarchy

May 27, 2018 at 3:30 pm

The Duchess of Sussex has given a hint of how she will shape her new role as a full-time member of the royal family as a biography was published on the monarchy’s official website. Hours after former actress Meghan Markle had exchanged vows with Prince Harry, the royal site hadRead More

Michael Sturrock: New rules on data are good business practice

May 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Well, the day is finally here. For those who have worked on the creation and implementation of GDPR since 2011, it probably won’t seem real – until the first GDPR ­question of the day arrives into your inbox, at least. Today is a good day for the ­consumer and forRead More

Harry McQuillan: Sometimes there’s a case for knowing more about people

May 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm

In today’s world of big data, it seems like every week there is a new scandal telling of how a company or organisation has ­broken their clients’ trust by mismanaging their information – whether it be intentionally selling personal details, suffering data losses as a result of having inadequate securityRead More

Italy’s populist government proposes law professor for PM post

May 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Italy’s populist government proposes law professor for PM post © Filippo Monteforte, AFP | Five Star Movement‘s Luigi Di Maio shakes hands with League leader Matteo Salvini on March 1, 2018 Italy‘s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League on Monday proposed Giuseppe Conte, a little-known law professor, as primeRead More