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Aer Lingus encourages more girls to consider pilot careers in Irish Girl Guides partnership Irish Girl Guides just got a new badge to earn, created with an aim to encourage them to consider future careers in aviation. The 'Aviation Badge', made in partnership with Aer Lingus, intends to engage girls with the aviation sector from a young age. A tailored curriculum has...
Letters to the Editor: 'New waste crackdown is like a return of the Poor Laws' Under a new system flat rate fees will be banned, meaning households which only use the black bin to dispose of waste will pay higher charges (stock photo) Is that why the Government spent that staggering €38m on the Eircode system ("'Bin garda' to crack down...
Former Roads Authority chief to oversee building of Children's Hospital Former chairperson of the National Roads Authority Fred Barry. Photo: Tom Burke A former chairperson of the National Roads Authority Fred Barry has been appointed to chair the board responsible for building the new National Children's Hospital (NCH). The appointment of Mr Barry by Health Minister Simon Harris follows the decision of...
Russia ramps up missile plans after collapse of US nuclear arms treaty Weapons programme: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: AP Russia has said it will develop a new hypersonic missile and a land-based version of an existing cruise missile by 2021 following the demise of a key nuclear arms control treaty with the US. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu yesterday issued a deadline...
Jobless rate holds as Brexit cloud looms   (Stock image) Last month's unemployment rate remained unchanged from December at 5.3pc, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The figure is down from 6pc in January 2017. Overall, there were 127,300 people unemployed last month, down from 127,900 when compared to the December 2018 figure, and a decrease of 13,400 when compared to...
© Reuters. The dollar made a bullish start to the week. Investing.com – The dollar advanced against its rivals Monday following...
Laura Larkin: 'Once bitten, twice shy as May receives tepid applause' Building bridges: UK Prime Minister Theresa May was keen to point out that she had not performed a ‘U-turn’ on the backstop on her trip to Belfast. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Theresa May touched down in Belfast for the second time in 10 weeks with a clear mission in mind: to...
Retired surgeon accused of groping boys claims he has 'senile dementia' Accused: Retired surgeon Michael Shine has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Picture: Collins A retired surgeon accused of groping a number of boys in his care has told a jury he has “got some senile dementia”. Michael Shine (86) of Ballsbridge, Dublin has pleaded not guilty at Dublin...
Niall Quinn to meet with FAI over League of Ireland plan when 'time is right' Quinn's idea is to construct academies that would offer young pros full-time training here, with the guaranteed fall-back of full-time education so they have a firm Plan B. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile NIALL QUINN says that a representative of the FAI has told him they will meet...
Aoife Walsh: 'Things to do in February to give you peace of mind'   Guidance counsellor Aoife Walsh The passing of the CAO February 1 deadline will not result in school life becoming any less busy for Leaving Cert students. Many schools are entering into mock exams. Projects for home economics, LCVP and engineering are due in the next month and Leaving...

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