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ICOS raises concern over MEP's 'push' for return of supply controls in dairy sector ICOS has raised concerns over the planned “Production Curbing System” proposed by Agriculture MEP's in the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy. It says the supply management tool, which would apply to all economic sectors, including dairy, would impose a levy on farmers who increase their production,...
Refuges full more than half of times that women need them Victims are hit, beaten with weapons, stabbed and cut, report shows Women’s rights: (left-right) RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan, Women’s Aid director Margaret Martin, and Minister Katherine Zappone at report launch. Photo: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX Women's Aid says it is "unacceptable" that more than half of refuges are full when women and children...
Will my wife get maternity cover after returning home? Your questions answered Stock image Q My wife and I emigrated to Australia four years ago but will be returning to Ireland next month. We had private health insurance with VHI before we left but, as we've been away since 2015, we haven't had private health insurance for about four years now. My wife...
‘The Brexorcist’: Twitter users joke about new Halloween Brexit date ‘What will everyone be dressing as for Brexit Halloween? I’m going as an indicative vote.’ After the UK was given a “flexible” Brexit extension to October 31, social media users were quick to observe that the new date coincided with Halloween. Many speculated on what their costume choices might be. One user, @TechnicallyRon,...
Australian prime minister calls May election Scott Morrison announced that Australia would go to the polls on May 18. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is still relatively new to the job (AP Photos/Rod McGuirk, File) Australia’s prime minister has called an election on May 18 that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. “We live in the...
Julian Assange arrest: What happens next? Can he fight extradition? Your questions answered Julian Assange (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Amid a growing row over whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the US, the Press Association looks at the legal battle ahead. - What happens next? Following his arrest on a provisional arrest warrant, the US has 65 days to submit a full extradition warrant...
'Dream come true' as blind veterans find love at 97 Peter Van Zeller and Nancy Bowstead at their blessing ceremony. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Two blind veterans from the UK have found love again in their 90s and celebrated with a blessing where they vowed to live out their days together. Peter Van Zeller and Nancy Bowstead, both 97, celebrated their new-found...
‘Miracle cat’ Poppy survives 30-minute wash cycle Amazingly the six-month-old kitten suffered no lasting damage from her ordeal. A six-month-old kitten had a “miraculous” escape after surviving a wash cycle. Poppy’s owners, from Launceston in Australia, only discovered she was in the machine some 30 minutes into the cycle after searching the whole house when they realised nobody in the family knew...

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'Ask yourself this when you’re scrolling' - Performance psychologist Gerry Hussey on how distraction is curse of our age Gerry HusseyGerry HusseyGerry HusseyKarl Henry, Operation Transformation fitness guru; Roz Purcell, bestselling cookery author; and Gerry Hussey, mental health expert, at the launch of Ireland's Fittest Company with Eversheds Sutherland at The National Concert Hall. Photo: Tony Gavin “We often do things that...
Psychological reports ordered for teen (16) who slit throat of woman he met online Stephanie Ng read out a harrowing victim impact statement A COURT has ordered psychiatric and psychological reports on a 16-year-old boy who admitted cutting a woman’s throat in an attempted murder in Dun Laoghaire. Mr Justice Michael White made a formal order for the reports this afternoon and...

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