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E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed

ELECTRIC SCOOTERS COULD become legal on Irish roads, after a report by the Road Safety Authority recommended changes to how the increasingly popular mode of transport is regulated.

However, concerns remain over the safety of e-scooters – both for individuals using them and for other road ...

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John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election

WATERFORD TD JOHN Deasy will not contest the next general election. 

Deasy was appointed as the government envoy to Washington DC in 2017 to work on the issue of the undocumented Irish in the United States.

The role was created as President Donald Trump launched a crackdown on ...

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Student creates 3D model of kidney that could help train cancer surgeons

A student has used 3D printing technology to create a model of a kidney that could be used to help train cancer surgeons.

The model created by Glasgow School of Art (GSA) student Lisa Ferrie could help surgeons hone their skills in performing a robot-assisted laparoscopic partial ...

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Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny released after month in prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest.

Mr Navalny walked free on Friday and vowed to keep protesting against the Russian government.

Mr Navalny, along with several opposition activists, ...

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Several non-binding offers tabled for Harland and Wolff – administrators

Several non-binding offers have been tabled to save closure-threatened Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff and its workforce, administrators have said.

BDO Northern Ireland said there had been a “healthy level of interest” in taking over the historic business and predicted that ...

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Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr tease fans amid Spider-Man row

Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr appeared to put the ongoing Spider-Man row behind them as they went on a jolly hike.

Spider-Man star Holland and Iron Man actor Downey Jr teased their fans with pictures from what looked like a hill climb, seemingly ignoring the furore around the ...

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Monthly anguish: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder comes out of the shadows

A pre-menstrual disorder, PMDD causes extreme distress but new recognition should help us to identify and treat it early, writes Dr Brendan Kelly.

IN May 2019, the World Health Organisation added premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe, disabling form of premenstrual ...

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Nostalgia’s in the air as Sixmilebridge sale to recall Ireland’s pubs of days gone

Des O'Sullivan previews a sale that harks back to Ireland's pubs of days gone by.

THERE is more than a whiff of nostalgia in Aidan Foley’s auction on Tuesday at Sixmilebridge, Co Clare.

The sale goes back to the days when pubs were individual rather than generic, snug ...

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Bosom buddies: How sports bras became women's biggest supporters

The sports bra was invented in the 1970s when two halved jockstraps were sewn together. The design has gone from bust to boom since, says Deirdre Reynolds.

RACERBACK, pullover, encapsulation, compression: These days shopping for a sports bra can seem like the ultimate endurance ...

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Student creates 3D model of kidney that could help train cancer surgeons

A student has used 3D printing technology to create a model of a kidney that could be used to help train cancer surgeons.

The model created by Glasgow School of Art (GSA) student Lisa Ferrie could help surgeons hone their skills in performing a robot-assisted laparoscopic partial ...

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Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny released after month in prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest.

Mr Navalny walked free on Friday and vowed to keep protesting against the Russian government.

Mr Navalny, along with several opposition activists, ...

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Several non-binding offers tabled for Harland and Wolff – administrators

Several non-binding offers have been tabled to save closure-threatened Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff and its workforce, administrators have said.

BDO Northern Ireland said there had been a “healthy level of interest” in taking over the historic business and predicted that ...

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Almost €1m billed by ministers for second home allowance

A tax break provided to Ministers for expenses such as laundry has cost taxpayers almost €370,000, new figures show.

Some members of the cabinet are entitled to an allowance if they have a second home in Dublin when they attend the Dail.

As part of the 'dual abode allowance' ...

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'It hurts me to my soul': McGregor regrets disappointing fans over pub incident

Conor McGregor has said seeing footage of him appearing to hit out at a man in a Dublin pub was like a "dagger" in his heart.

Video footage of the incident, which is alleged to have happened in April at the Marble Arch Pub in Drimnagh, Dublin, was published online last week.

The ...

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Solskjaer won't budge on Pogba penalty stance

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Paul Pogba to score more penalties for Manchester United.

The French midfielder was criticised for taking a spot-kick in Monday's draw with Wolves, ahead of Marcus Rashford, and then seeing it saved by Rui Patricio.

Pogba has now missed four of his ...

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Look! Aisling Bea and Paul Rudd star in Netflix comedy

First look images from Aisling Bea and Paul Rudd's new Netflix comedy series have been released.

The Irish actress, writer and comedian stars alongside Ant-Man actor Rudd in Living With Yourself, a new existential comedy that poses the question – do we really want to be ...

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'Derry Girls' jerseys revive city's shirt-making industry

The Managing Director of O'Neills sportswear has told RTÉ how the success of 'Derry Girls' has inspired its latest range of jerseys and helped to revive the fortunes of the city's shirt-making industry.

O'Neills has acquired the last remaining shirt-making ...

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Back to school: Institute of Education comes top of the class

It’s back to school time at the Institute of Education on Leeson Street in the heart of Georgian Dublin as the signs are everywhere.

A young girl nervously asks the receptionist where her German class is on and there’s a helpful chap in a red jacket on the steps of No. 86 to point new ...

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Seven style swaps to get your new season ready

Right now, we’ve fallen into that curious unclear territory of a changeable climate as we prepare for autumn to hit. Staring blankly at your wardrobe in the morning, it feels like whatever style move you make, it’s the wrong one.

Leave the house without some sort of layer and you’re ...

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Mobility scooter fugitive evades police in low-speed chase

New Zealand police embarked on what may be the world’s slowest chase while attempting to stop a man fleeing them on a mobility scooter.

The slow-motion pursuit took place on Wednesday in the small town of Timaru on the east coast of the South Island.

Police spotted double amputee ...

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Investors in Kevin McCloud's projects told they face huge losses

Small investors who sank millions of pounds into the TV property guru Kevin McCloud’s eco-friendly housing ventures have been told they could face losing up to 97 per cent of their money.

For 20 years the star of Channel 4’s Grand Designs has lectured the nation about how to create ...

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