Ireland ranks in last place in OECD for financial investment in education

Ireland ranks in last place in OECD for financial investment in education

Ireland ranks last out of 36 developed countries for investment in education as a measure of our national wealth or gross domestic product (GDP), according to latest OECD data. Economists say the presence of multinationals distorts our GDP figures, but education unions say the figures confirm the extent of under-investment in our schools. The annual…

Seagull cull propositions ‘Illegal’ and ‘unwarranted’– Bird Watch Ireland

Seagull cull propositions ‘Illegal’ and ‘unwarranted’– Bird Watch Ireland

Any cull of Dublin’s gull population would be ‘illegal and unwarranted’, according to Birdwatch Ireland. It comes after fresh calls for a cull from another Dublin city councillor. On Lunchtime Live this afternoon Fine Gael Councillor Paddy McCartan said he was “shocked” at the number of gulls he encountered while out in Howth yesterday –…

‘We have actually left no stone unturned’– Waterford’s Lorraine Bray enjoying All-Ireland camogie quarter-final clash with Tipp

‘We have actually left no stone unturned’– Waterford’s Lorraine Bray enjoying All-Ireland camogie quarter-final clash with Tipp

You might not know the singer but you will more than likely recognise the song. What a Difference a Day Makes was popularised by Dinah Washington in 1959, having been written initially in Spanish by Maria Grever a quarter of a century earlier. 24 hours, brought the sun and the flowers where there used to…

Italian conman impersonated fashion professional photographer in Ireland to help run multi-million euro Europe wide fraud scam

Italian conman impersonated fashion professional photographer in Ireland to help run multi-million euro Europe wide fraud scam

AN Italian conman posed as a fashion photographer in Ireland to help run a multi-million euro Europe wide fraud scam. Using a bogus name, Giuseppe Diviccaro, 45, who was living in Glasnevin, north Dublin, and also operated in Belfast, boasted that he was an international photographer based in Dublin, Venice and Lagos in Nigeria. 5Giuseppe…

Cork come excellent in extra-time to see off Kilkenny in impressive All-Ireland semi-final fight

Cork come excellent in extra-time to see off Kilkenny in impressive All-Ireland semi-final fight

Cork 1-37 Kilkenny 1-32 A MARATHON HURLING afternoon of extraordinary entertainment culminated in a Cork success as they eventually outlasted Kilkenny. Robbie O’Flynn with Padraig Walsh and Conor Fogarty. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO Kieran Kingston’s team summoned the energy and enthusiasm to pull clear, Patrick Horgan top scoring with a massive haul of 0-15 while the…

Medication hunters search Ireland for components for drugs

Medication hunters search Ireland for components for drugs

Research into natural products is on the rise again as scientists in Ireland become 21st-century “medicine hunters” searching for ingredients for drugs, cosmetics and functional foods in Irish boglands, coastal waters and other terrains. The traditional use of plants in medicines, cosmetics and food predates both western medicine and scientific research. But as scientists began…

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