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US set to reclassify cannabis as a low-risk drug

US president Joe Biden’s administration is set to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, an official said yesterday -a historic shift that would bring federal policy more in line with public opinion. The US attorney general sent a proposal to the White House to “reclassify marijuana,” Justice Department spokesperson …

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Energy emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years

Energy related emissions fell in Ireland last year to their lowest level in three decades but are not falling fast enough to meet climate targets, according to new analysis by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. It says that emissions across electricity generation, industry, transport and heating fell by 7.3% …

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Columbia threatens to expel students occupying building

Columbia University officials yesterday threatened academic expulsion of students who seized and occupied a classroom building, intensifying a nearly two-week standoff between administrators and pro-Palestinian activists on the Manhattan campus. The occupation began overnight when protesters broke windows and entered Hamilton Hall, where they unfurled a banner reading “Hind’s Hall,” …

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New targets for female representation at senior levels

Balance for Better Business (B4BB), an independent review group established by the Government, has today launched a new strategy, targets and roadmap to improve gender balance at board and leadership level among businesses in Ireland. The group has set a new target for organisations to exceed 40% female representation on …

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Consumers to pay more as carbon tax increases

The rate of carbon tax will increase today with consumers of carbon fuels set to pay more for such products. Carbon tax is applied per tonne of carbon dioxide emitted by carbon fuels and from today it increases by €7.50 bringing the rate to €56 per tonne. From today, natural …

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Government approach to migration a ‘gift to the Tories’

The Government has displayed incompetence and offered a “gift to the Tories” in its approach to migration and returns to Britain, the Sinn Féin leader has said. Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil that nobody competent was in charge. She added that some people are seeking to sow division and …

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First round of CAO offers to be issued on 28 August

The first round of this year’s college offers will be made on Wednesday 28 August, the Central Applications Office (CAO) has said. This follows news earlier this month that this year’s Leaving Certificate results will be published on Friday 23 August. In a statement announcing the schedule, Head of Communications …

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How the Common Travel Area impacts migration

The movement of people between Ireland and the UK is governed by the Common Travel Area. Reporter Dyane Connor examines how this agreement impacts the issue of migration. What is the Common Travel Area? Ireland and the UK share a Common Travel Area – an arrangement that allows citizens of …

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CHI warns of dangers of ride-on lawnmowers to children

Children’s Health Ireland has warned parents to never allow children on or near a ride-on lawnmower, adding that at least two children present to a hospital each season following accidents on the vehicles. Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) consists of hospitals at Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght alongside an urgent care …

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How the Common Travel Area impacts migration to Ireland

The movement of people between Ireland and the UK is governed by the Common Travel Area – RTÉ journalist Dyane Connor examines how this agreement impacts the issue of migration. What is the Common Travel Area? Ireland and the UK share a Common Travel Area – an arrangement that allows …

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