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A pair of unlikely friends who met on an Alzheimer Society remembrance walk have gathered for the first time to cut the ribbon at this year’s event. Car retailer Ryan Harkness is the same age as former teacher Denise Morgan’s daughter, but they hit it off after Denise greeted Ryan at the finish line at …

Hundreds of abortion rights protesters attended a rally outside Leinster House this afternoon, ahead of an upcoming review of current abortion law. The protest was organized by the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) and speakers called for the full decriminalization of abortion and greater availability of services. ARC spokeswoman JoAnne Neary said that despite the repeal …

Scotland The women take on Ireland. In 2019, women’s football in Scotland really gained in popularity when the national team reached their own World Cup and their rugby counterparts looked to participate in their own flagship event for the first time since 2010. Ahead of the final round of qualifying matches in Parma, Italy – …

The Northern Ireland executive announced that the country would remove the requirement for a pre-departure Covid test or “test to fly” from October 4. In a statement, a spokesperson for the executive said: “On international travel, we have decided to remove the requirement for pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated arrivals from countries not on the …

The Department of Defense (MoD) has granted a request to send around 100 military medics to Northern Ireland to help hospitals in need of help with the number of coronavirus patients, Sky has learned News. Service personnel are expected to be deployed in the coming days. They should support Belfast City Hospital and Ulster Hospital …

Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the tech sector, said today that the 2022 budget must recognize and support the tech sector as the main driver of the country’s recovery. He also said the budget should aim to develop Ireland’s foreign direct investment growth model to attract and retain multinational tech companies, support entrepreneurship …

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 …