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'FF poised to win three seats, but SF to lose one'   Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photo: PA Fianna Fáil is set for big gains in the European elections, according to analysis complied by the European Parliament. Ireland will have two extra MEPs after May's vote as a result of Brexit, meaning all the main parties are eyeing up potential gains. But...
Revolut to hire team of hackers to bolster cyber defences The fintech start-up is looking to hire a team that will hack into its IT system and search the dark web for potential threats. Revolut’s card and mobile phone app. (Photo provided by Revolut). Revolut is hiring a team of hackers in order to bolster its cyber defences as the bank continues...
WATCH: Boris Johnson cosies up to a cheetah MP Boris Johnson meets Saba the cheetah - soon to be released into the wild - at Howletts Animal Park in Kent. Boris Johnson gets close to with Saba, a cheetah that he met while visiting the Howletts Wild Animal Park to learn more about the work of the Aspinall Foundation.
Reds boss could coach Germany - he pushes players to new levels The Champions League duel that Kimmich and his Bayern team-mates confront at Anfield tomorrow night is one brimful of emotion. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images On a bitter, snowbound morning at Bayern Munich's Saebener Strasse training complex, Joshua Kimmich is a study in understated cool. He hails from Rottweil,...
Letters to the Editor: 'Children should continue the climate crusade at weekends' Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Photo: Getty Greta Thunberg’s idealism is hard not to admire (‘Take action on climate, children urge politicians’, Irish Independent, February 14). One is reminded of the Children’s Crusade of the year 1212. Her leadership skills have already been noted and no doubt when she leaves...
Robinson says sustainable goals should be part of education curriculum The former Irish president described the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as “very relevant to our world” Former Irish president Mary Robinson launches Trinity College’s Green Week in the Front Square, Trinity College Dublin (Niall Carson/PA) Former Irish president Mary Robinson has said sustainable development goals should form part of the school curriculum...
No-deal Brexit will push up food prices 'by up to 20pc' - Birds Eye chief Packets of Birds Eye frozen fish fingers A no-deal Brexit will lead "virtually instantaneously" to price rises on popular food products in shops, the head of Birds Eye in the UK has warned. The frozen food specialist's managing director for the UK and Ireland, Wayne Hudson, said...
Anne Applebaum: 'Hypocritical Pence speech shows how far US under Trump has drifted away from EU' On a mission: Mike Pence at the summit came across as completely tone deaf. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Even inside a hotel so secure that it has body scanners at the entrance and snipers on the roof, US Vice President Mike Pence travels with a vast...
'Crime may have been committed' when Trump sacked FBI head - former deputy director claims U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters A former FBI deputy director has said that a "crime may have been committed" when Donald Trump sacked the head of the organisation and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia. Andrew McCabe also said in...
Fire crews spent 10 hours dealing with chemical incident at Clare leisure centre Stock picture Emergency services spent almost 10 hours dealing with a chemical incident at a leisure centre in Co Clare today. The alarm was raised at around 6.30am when the fire service received a call to attend an automatic fire alarm at the River Lodge Health and Fitness centre...

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