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Irish people have higher levels of interest in news compared to other countries, including the UK, a study has found. It also found that the disparity between Irish men and Irish women’s net interest in news is narrowing. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has published research examining the role of gender and diversity in …

The High Court has lifted an order preventing the ringleader from being named in the kidnapping and serious bodily injury of businessman Kevin Lunney. This is Alan Harte (40), who was sentenced last month to 30 years in prison by the Special Criminal Court (SCC) without a jury for seriously injuring and wrongfully imprisoning the …

Two-time Young Footballer of the Year, Oisin Mullin chose to reject a professional career with AFL club Geelong to stay in Ireland and continue playing with Mayo and his club Kilmaine. After weeks of deliberation, Mayo GAA confirmed Mullin’s decision tonight, which is a huge boost for All Ireland’s beaten finalists in 2021. Resigned to …

A vision of utopia includes the conversion of weapons of war into agricultural tools. The Bible anticipates a time when swords will be turned into plowshares and spears will become billhooks. But sometimes, in our modern world, it happens that bitter enemies with blood on their respective hands wake up and realize that compromise is …

MOST cryptocurrency owners in this country are under 34, according to a survey. losing half a million people in the state now own bitcoin or some other form of cryptocurrency, according to a survey by Australian price comparison site Finder.com. The research comes after bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, recently lost more than 30% of …

Always remember to tip your waiter, if you know what is good for you. A tourist made a big impression at a Key West bar by ordering drinks three times on New Years Eve without leaving a tip. This made it easy for staff to locate him after police released a webcam video showing vandals …

The HSE has ordered an additional 15 million antigen tests in an effort to ensure a sufficient supply to meet the huge demand expected in the coming weeks. Ore of 400,000 tests were sent to close contacts and symptomatic under-40s in the past week alone, while retailers admit they have to work “exceptionally hard” to …

Sony has unveiled plans for a self-driving electric car loaded with sensors and entertainment displays. At the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Japanese tech company said it was “well positioned” to enter the automotive industry. “This spring, we are creating a new company, Sony Mobility, to accelerate these efforts,” said Kenichiro …

After one of the best years on record for real estate investment transactions, agents are adopting a positive outlook for 2022, with some believing it could approach the record high of € 5 billion in transactions seen in 2021. These factors will be the availability of properties for sale as well as keeping interest rates …

Gigable, which aims to be a fair platform for delivery people and restaurants, has launched a new feature on its app to encourage better wages and terms. The effective hourly wage indicator on the Gigable application will allow businesses to see how much they are paying in relation to the living wage and allow them …