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Young members of the Riverine Environmental Project in Strabane, County Tyrone made an impressive discovery last week after capturing images of a pine marten rare in the area. Seven-year-old Josh Cairns spotted an animal trail in the undergrowth and decided to place the camera, before returning 48 hours later to take pictures of the animal. …

This week, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Dermot Farrell, made headlines by claiming that “the evidence for Christian belief in Ireland today” has for all intents and purposes disappeared. Farrell made the comments in an interview with Síolta (Seeds), the Maynooth National Seminar journal. Farrell painted a grim picture of declining vocations, financial free fall, …

As a wandering Irishman, learning to play the violin gave Mikie O’Shea a key to unlocking music communities across the world. “It might sound like an Irish cliché, but when it comes to meeting people from different cultures, traditional music really helps,” says the man from Cork, who now lives in Kiev, Ukraine. “I learned …

Three more deaths of patients who tested positive for Covid-19 have been reported in Northern Ireland. The health ministry said there were also 1,467 new confirmed cases in the last 24-hour reference period. A total of 2,343,361 vaccines were administered. As of Wednesday morning, there were 321 Covid-positive patients in the hospital, including 40 in …

The men in the Donagh area in County Fermanagh have used an initiative by a GAA club in the area to get people to play non-competitive sport. The GFC St Patrick’s Club in the village runs the ‘Dads and Lads’ program within the club, which allows older men and those who do not wish to …

SOMETIMES a book title just demands your attention. So I had to order Panic as the Man Burns Crumpets; The Vanishing World of the Local Journalist – an entertaining and nostalgic look at life in a local newspaper. It is indeed a dying world, as far fewer people now get their main source of information …

Chancellor Ronnie Green describes COVID-19 policies and protocols for the fall semester 2021 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and outlined upcoming vaccination opportunities. In a campus-wide email on Aug.6, Green announced policies encompassing the use of personal protection, vaccinations, and required readmission testing. Green noted that the university is working closely with the Lincoln-Lancaster County …

FÁILTE IRELAND Updated its guidelines for outdoor events following advice from the Attorney General. Earlier this week, AG Paul Gallagher informed the government that up to 200 people can attend outdoor events and gatherings. A statement released by the government noted today: “The guidelines have also been updated to allow live music and other outdoor …

Share the article Last update 4 minutes ago Ireland is known for its vast Celtic mythology, folk music, rugged landscapes and lofty castles. While it can be tempting to stay in the pub sipping a Guinness next to a peat fire, the Irish countryside has so much more to offer than just kissing the Blarney …

A group of investors, which includes tech entrepreneur and aviation enthusiast John Collison, have purchased a controlling stake in Weston Airport near Leixlip in County Kildare. Weston Airport owner Brian Conneely made the announcement this morning. Derick Walshe, a Limerick-based financier, heads the investor group including Mr. Collison, John Brennan, Catherine Greene, Gerald Dundon. The …