Driverless cars will make you sick – but there’s a fix

New anti-sickness technology is needed for driverless cars to deliver on the promise of letting us read, work or watch films while we travel.

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Paramilitaries still cast shadows over lives of young people in Northern Ireland

It’s been more than 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement paved the way for peace in Northern Ireland. But violence and paramilitarism continue to have ...

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Iceland Christmas ad: banned, but it will help 2018 go down as the year of ‘corporate caring’

A Christmas advertisement for the UK supermarket chain Iceland, which tells the story of a young girl who tries to help a baby orangutan whose home has been destroyed ...

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Comment: War ends as political and military struggle heats up at home

An exhibition at Cork Public Museum shows how lives were transformed by the events of 1918, writes Niall Murray.

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Managing visitor impact on The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks is still quite a hill to climb

A new initiative aims to involve walking clubs in minimising effects on the environment and farming by hillwalkers on the Kerry mountain range, writes John G O'Dwyer. ...

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Ireland’s World War I casualties remembered

Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, has conducted new research into Irish casualties in World War I.

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Life and potential lost on the battlefield: Ireland’s First World War soldiers

From shoe box to window box, Tom Burke recalls the journey of Ireland’s First World War soldiers on eve of the centenary of the November 11, 1918, armistice.

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World War I: What we've learned from the 'war to end all wars'

It would become known as the Great War, or the “war to end all wars”. Four years of bitter conflict from August 1914 to November 1918 which spread to ...

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Special report: Real lives and real stories behind those living on the streets

It is easy to forget there are real people behind the homeless statistics. In an attempt to put that right journalist Rebecca Stiffe took to the streets to gain ...

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Special Report: Fine Gael trio sitting on shared pension pot of €5m

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, and newly appointed Communications Minister Richard Bruton are entitled to a generous set of retirement benefits ...

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Taste for expansion: The Irish firms setting their sights on post-Brexit markets

Five days of deal-making at this year’s biggest food fair in the world gave Irish producers a vital platform as they seek new markets beyond the UK, reports ...

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Racism is ingrained in fabric of US society

To understand Charlottesville is to understand the divisive, divided, and vitriolic America we now know, writes Joyce Fegan.

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Haughey, the real Taoiseach and how Cork got its revenge

In the middle of the 1980s Cork was in chaos with major employers Ford, Dunlop and Verolme closing within 18 months. Every institution in the city seemed under threat ...

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Campaigners determined to keep tragic school shooting top of political agenda

Fred Guttenberg doesn’t think he told his daughter he loved her the last time he saw her alive, writes Joyce Fegan

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The unsolved murder of an unusual billionaire

Last December, Canadian pharmaceuticals boss Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, were strangled in their own home. No-one knows who did it, or why. Matthew Campbell ...

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30 years ago, the world’s first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges

The very first cyberattack clogged up the nascent internet, halting digital communications. Now much bigger, the internet is still largely open to – and suffering ...

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DUP's red lines are based on a self-destructive Britishness many unionists don't share

There are two red lines holding sway over Northern Ireland’s politics.

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Parents help less with homework as kids grow, 'Growing Up in Ireland’ report finds

Parents’ involvement with their children’s homework drops off significantly once they move into second-level school, according to new research.

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War of the witches: woman are accused while men claim victim status

Halloween is a time when cultural norms are turned upside down.

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On yer broom to see scares of Halloween in the South-West for yourself

A demon policeman is directing traffic, there are freshly dug graves in the middle of the village, and a coven of witches danced in the streets over the weekend.

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Migrant caravan members have right to claim asylum – here’s why getting it will be hard

Roughly 5,000 people, mostly from Central America’s violent and unstable “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are reportedly ...

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Separating tourism pushes from Cork city centre initiatives

We are Cork. We’re Pure Cork. We’re on the Wild Atlantic Way, in Ireland’s Ancient East, living in a city rising on an island of discovery. Or ...

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Mental health: Joseph’s summer on the streets exposes failings of system meant to help vulnerable

The gap between theory and practice of the services that should be available to someone with a mental illnesss left the family of one young man in despair and desperate ...

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Mohammed bin Salman: A carefully managed rise hides a dark side

Last year, at age 31, Mohammed bin Salman became Saudi Arabia’s crown prince.

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Child welfare cases ‘inefficient and adversarial’

The often adversarial nature of cases involving child welfare and protection takes up much social worker time, threatens the principle of securing the best outcomes ...

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Climate change: 1.5C is worth striving for – but is it feasible?

When the Paris Agreement in December 2015 called for the IPCC to put together a “Special Report” on Global Warming of 1.5°C, scientists knew very ...

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WRC cases: Trying to solve problems in the workplace easier said than done

More people are taking work disputes to the Workplace Relations Committee but the complexities of the system can be hard to grasp for the parties involved, writes ...

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#Budget19: Extra funds to build and buy social housing

An extra 10,000 council homes are to be added to the social housing supply next year through a combination of new builds, purchases, and long-term leasing — ...

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#Budget19: Hospital capacity deficits unresolved

Family doctors and hospital consultants are warning that Budget 2019 does not address capacity deficits and will lead to longer waiting times to see GPs and more ...

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Charleville a small town with big hopes reflects on #Budget19

Charleville is braced for change but hopes for some breaks, writes Joe Leogue

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SPECIAL REPORT: Heat is on for radical action on a global scale

A new report says countries must take “unprecedented” action to slash carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Here we look at what countries need to do to ...

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How Patients for Patient Safety are speaking out for victims of medical mistakes

When patients are let down by health service failings, the damage can be compounded by the failure of medics and managers to be open with them about what happened. ...

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Fight for civil rights 50 years ago changed the North forever

Fifty years ago, civil rights marches took place in Derry, Belfast, and Armagh. Activists wanted equality, but what happened next changed the North forever, writes ...

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Central Statistics Office: Four out of five suicides last year were male

Eight out of 10 people who died by suicide last year were male, it has emerged.

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50 years of the Boeing 747: How the ‘queen of the skies’ reigned over air travel

On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of its custom-built assembly plant in Everett, Washington. From the beginning, everything about the plane once ...

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Meet the new kids on the Food Capital’s block

In recent years, Cork’s long-held — and, perhaps, too often, loudly self-trumpeted — status as Food Capital of Ireland had come to resemble parochial ...

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Hiqa plans to share info with gardaí after 4,600 allegations of abuse

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has said it is developing agreements with the gardaí and the Ombudsman after it was criticised over its ...

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Veteran campaigner: ‘Women’s equality is really gender equality’

A veteran of the fight for women’s liberation from Kenya is guest speaker at a Cork charity’s fundraising event, writes Caroline O’Doherty

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Here's the truth about false accusations of sexual violence

Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around sexual harassment, violence and abuse, writes ...

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Have we become addicted to 'pseudo-outrage' in an image obsessed world?

In our image-obsessed world, we have formed a new habit: outrage, suggests Paula Kenny.

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Banking bailout 10 years on: The crash that killed the Celtic Tiger

The warning signs were there, and yet when it came to the crunch, the bank guarantee caught many by surprise, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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John McGuinness: The banking system is rotten and can only get worse — we need change

We have a great country full of hard-working people that needs fixing. Doing that will not be easy, but letting it continue along the path it is now on will bankrupt ...

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School guidelines set to tackle physical restraint

New Department of Education guidelines expected by next summer will tell schools that physically restraining or secluding children must not be used as disciplinary ...

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Stories of Struggle: ‘I have to choose between eating and heating’

“I often have to make the choice between eating or heating.”

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Money on our mind: The rise of crowdfunding for a good cause

From helping fight for repeal to medical incidences abroad, crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe and Kickstarter are proving popular with the Irish, writes Joyce ...

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Something doesn’t quite measure up about Waterford wind farm’s turbines

It was residents who first suspected the noise of a wind farm was louder than expected, says Michael Clifford.

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Defence Forces wages so low they are told 'not to have children’

The Irish Defence Forces is “broken” with wages so low that some soldiers are facing homelessness and being told not to have children, writes Joyce Fegan ...

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Puerto Rico has not recovered from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on September 20, 2017.

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Féile fans hope to relive magic of the Trip to Tipp

As the Trip to Tipp kicks off tomorrow, John G O'Dwyer remembers how the original Féile came together

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Big plans for policing — but getting them done is the biggest challenge

From gardaí on the street to the top job in Irish policing, all roles may see a change in the coming years, says Cormac O’Keeffe.

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