Tributes paid to Tory MP and ex-Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire

Tributes paid to Tory MP and ex-Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire

Image source, Getty ImagesFellow politicians have paid tribute to Tory MP James Brokenshire, who has died aged 53, having been diagnosed with lung cancer more than three years ago.Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the father of three, a former Northern Ireland secretary, as the “nicest, kindest” colleague.Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called him “a thoroughly…

Ireland requires assurance that brand-new corporate tax rate would not alter, states Varadkar

Ireland requires assurance that brand-new corporate tax rate would not alter, states Varadkar

Ireland needs assurances that a global minimum corporate tax rate would not change and will be implemented by all countries signing up to it, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. The Minister for Enterprise and Trade made the remarks as he addressed an audience including representatives of US business and its public sector at the Centre…

Medicines supply in Ireland ‘could be destabilised’ by EU stance on North protocol

Medicines supply in Ireland ‘could be destabilised’ by EU stance on North protocol

The existing EU interpretation of rules surrounding the Northern Ireland protocol could lead to a destabilisation of the supply of medicines not only north of the Border but also in the Republic, pharmaceutical manufacturers have warned. The representative bodies for the manufacturers of generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals in Ireland and across Europe, Medicines for Ireland…

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 –…

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…

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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