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At Trinity College Dublin, zoologists have uncovered new ranging travel patterns in badgers which might help stop the spread of TB in cattle. Investigators working on a project with the Department of Agriculture and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) tagged badgers and subsequently discovered that some male badgers, typically younger males, did not […]

In the U.K., an IT consultancy that solely employs people on the autism spectrum has won a national award. The London-based company, Auticon, topped the ‘one to watch’ category at the UK Social Enterprise Awards. According to the National Autistic Society, only 16 per cent of autistic adults are in full-time paid employment, despite the […]

In the U.K., scientists from the University of Leicester have won a ‘Space Oscar’ for their research into combating deforestation. Deforestation constitutes a huge threat to the world’s forests, with an estimated land area equivalent to 48 football fields being lost every minute. Investigators from the National Centre for Earth Observation at the University of Leicester […]

A recent report in ‘The Tablet’ says that Russia’s Orthodox Church has opened 30,000 churches over the last 30 years, although it is expected to take until 2050 to return to what it was before the 1917 revolution. According to Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the Moscow Patriarchate’s external relations director “Houses of worship aren’t built as […]

A programme has been launched among farmers in a bid to save hen harriers. A typical 23-hectare farm, with peatland and grassland habitats, could qualify for Hen Harrier Programme payments totalling €2,200 in year one, rising to €3,700 in year two. The programme aims to save one of Ireland’s most endangered birds, the Hen Harrier, […]

In New York, the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will divest from fossil fuels and has filed a lawsuit against five major fossil fuel companies for climate damages on the city that have reportedly already amounted to billions of dollars, and the billions necessary to prepare for rising sea levels, […]

The small Greek island of Tilos aims to become energy self-sufficient, by using only renewable sources.This tiny island in the Mediterranean could become the ultimate green territory, and it could be possible to cover the island’s electricity needs, even during August.The island of Tilos, which has a population of just 500, is playing a leading […]

Nursing is a profession that often sees those who are newly qualified leave Irish shores.Nurse Pat Leavy was told by her husband that she would not be able to track down the members of her nursing course from 50 years ago in Dublin, but she set about taking up the challenge. Ms. Leavy (67) explained […]

A little boy who was born at 28 weeks, weighing just one pound and six ounces, has recently started play school. His parents Liz and Denis Sheridan, who had been devastated by the loss of their first baby at 18 weeks, were to meet their son Mark sooner than planned. Liz, who had HELLP syndrome, […]


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