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The threat posed to global security by climate change would be a permanent item on the agendas of major world powers if an Irish proposal for a United Nations Security Council resolution were accepted. Taoiseach Micheál Martin will use the Irish Presidency of the Council on Thursday to urge those at the international diplomacy table …

As lotto fever continues to plague the country, Wednesday’s jackpot is heading to € 17 million, the second-highest total since the game began in 1988. Any winner could become the second biggest Irish jackpot winner in gaming history and become the country’s newest multimillionaire. This year has already seen five Lotto jackpot wins, with players …

The Taoiseach said Ireland would continue to engage in discussions on global tax reform in a “constructive” manner. Speaking in New York after a meeting with New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, Micheál Martin told reporters Ireland will continue to discuss the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development agreement (OECD) on reforming global tax rules. …

Teenage smoking rates have increased for the first time in 25 years, according to a new study from Ireland. The study, from the TobaccoFree Research Institute, also shows that teen vaping rates have increased over the past four years and that teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke. It was published in Open …

Major US companies have told Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe that Ireland would be unwise to stay out of a global tax deal if a deal is ultimately reached on taxing corporate profits around the world. US Chamber of Commerce intervention in Ireland comes as Minister faces international pressure to accept OECD proposals for a global …

Irish country music star Ronnie Kennedy will be laid to rest on Wednesday. onnie, who played accordion and keyboards with Daniel O’Donnell’s band for decades, died after a long battle with cancer on Friday. He is survived by his wife Fran and their children Alan, Karen, Gary, Derek and Laura. Mr. Kennedy’s funeral will be …

The national women’s rugby team are in a tough spot today, and not just because they face a must-see match against Italy to stay alive in next year’s World Cup qualifiers. hey are also on the back foot more generally because the team’s profile has fallen off a cliff since the glory days of 2013-15. …

Irish Water will audit water treatment plants across the country, following two serious incidents where unsafe water has entered public drinking water supplies in recent weeks. A failure of a treatment plant serving Gorey, County Wexford resulted in unsanitary water being released from the plant over a period of five days, resulting in 52 confirmed …

Bolt CEO Markus Villig speaks on stage at the Web Summit 2019 technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Horacio Villalobos | Corbis via Getty Images Estonian tech companies have been able to thrive in the absence of large multinationals like Facebook and Microsoft, the country’s president told CNBC. Home to just over a million people, the …

Northern Ireland has pleaded for the military to help hospital services, saying they are “under pressure like never before” in the COVID crisis. Health Minister Robin Swann said staff were “exhausted” and were “determined to activate any measures that could alleviate the situation in any way”. Previously, he had called on the Department of Defense …