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  • Troubles survivor whose sons and brother were murdered laid to rest

    An unlikely centenarian was laid to rest in Co Meath yesterday, a few weeks shy of his 101st birthday.

  • Win-win situation could escalate into lose-lose warfare

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) pressured the country’s ruling clerics into mounting this weekend’s attack – the first by a regional state on Israel since Iraq fired scud missiles during the 1991 Gulf War. Iran’s aerial blitz was meant to avenge seven officers, including general Mohammad Reza Zahdi, who were killed on April 1st by Israel’s air strike on Iran’s Damascus consulate.

  • Promise of €2bn in aid for Sudan

    French president Emmanuel Macron has announced that world donors are pledging more than €2 billion in aid for Sudan after a year of war that has pushed its population to the brink of famine.

  • Trump faces the music amid a mad carnival of emotion


  • The end of VHI Plan B: What do I need to know?

    Ah don’t tell me the old VHI Plan B is retiring? It is indeed. After decades as the workhorse of Irish health insurance, the plan many people would have grown up with will vanish from May 1st.

  • ‘Irish local government is hollow’

    A chara, – Paul Gillespie makes the point that we have the “most underfunded system of local government with the least power and authority of any country in Europe” (“Overworked and underfunded: Irish local government is hollow”, Opinion & Analysis, April 13th).

  • Samsung regains its smartphone crown as iPhone sales fall

    Apple lost its lead in the global smartphone market at the start of 2024, with iPhone sales falling 10 per cent as lower-cost Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi experienced rapid growth.

  • Road safety is a key ingredient for climate action

    After a horrendous period for road fatalities, the next few weeks will be marked by a flurry of public meetings and Dáil debates calling for a renewed focus on road safety. But the public discourse is not always well-informed. A view which sees pedestrians and cyclists as “hazards” to be dealt with is unfortunately widespread. Senator Eugene Murphy’s contribution to the recent Seanad debate on the Government’s Road Traffic Bill, for instance, focused on speeding motorists, but he also recommended that wearing lights or reflector jackets be made a legal requirement for pedestrians. “It is a nightmare for motorists when, unfortunately, somebody is knocked down and killed,” he said.

  • Raise the legal age of sale of tobacco to 21

    Sir, – The Tobacco 21 Alliance is an alliance of health and youth organisations that has come together to seek cross-party support to reduce smoking rates and protect the long-term health of young people in Ireland through measures to raise the legal age of sale of tobacco from 18 to 21.

  • Peak hotel rates not unique to Dublin, report finds


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