Paschal Donohue, Minister, Department of Finance, Ireland.

The Irish Budget Includes Measures for Brexit and
Mental Health

In his second budget as Minister of Finance Pascal Donohue in the Dail on October 9, spending plans totaling €66.5bn for the coming year. €59.3bn of that will be on current expenditure and €7.3bn on Capital spending. He opened his speech by calling Brexit the “economic and diplomatic challenge of our generation.” He said that €110 million has been earmarked for Brexit measures and...

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Redbreast Aged 12 year Cask Strength, Jim Murray's 2019 Irish Whisky of the Year.

Top Shelf

The best Irish whiskeys of 2019 have been revealed in news that’s sure to make essential reading for dram drinkers everywhere. Scotch may go down well with some, but over in Ireland, it’s got to be whiskey every time. But, away from the usual array of Jamesons and the like, the question remains: what constitutes the best dram on offer from the Emerald Isle? Thankfully world-renowned whiskey...

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Members of the Garda Siochana, the police force of Ireland.

Firearms Seized by Garda

A number of firearms, namely three GLOCK handguns, have been intercepted and seized in postal packages destined for Ireland from the United States. The Special Crime Operations (SCO) branch of An Garda Síochána have conducted a joint operation with United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) following the detection of automatic weapons due to be delivered to locations in Dublin city...

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Newly crowned Redhead King and Queen, Alan Reidy and Grainne Keena, pose with a crowd full of red heads at the Irish Redhead Convention, which celebrates everything to do with red hair held in the village of Crosshaven on August 22, 2015 in Cork.

Good News For Redheads

Redheads are significantly less likely to age badly. That’s according to a study conducted by Erasmus University in Rotterdam who discovered the gene that keeps people looking young is the same as the one responsible for red hair and skin. According to their findings, those who carry a variation of the MC1R gene responsible for red hair, look around two years younger than they actually...

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Members of the UCC's University Sanctuary Working Group with UCC President, Professor Patrick O'Shea (second from left), and Professor Caroline Fennell, Senior VP at UCC.

University Research

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN A Radical Approach in Diabetes Research An international collaboration jointly led by University College Dublin (UCD) and Monash University in Melbourne has found that mimicking the activity of molecules found naturally in the body may provide a new approach to treating vascular disease in patents with diabetes. Currently 425 million people have diabetes and this is...

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