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Call to increase use of timber in new build construction

It is critically important the Government takes immediate action to increase the use of timber instead of concrete in the construction of new buildings and promotes sustainable building methods, according to a new report. The Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) is also calling for the establishment of a high-level cross …

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Data watchdog investigating breaches at HSE

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened an investigation into the Health Service Executive (HSE) over data breaches related to the storage of paper medical records. The DPC said the inquiry concerns the storage and retention of personal data contained in paper records held by the HSE via its use …

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At least 21 killed in Israeli strike on Rafah camp

Israeli strikes on a tent camp in an evacuation area west of Rafah have killed at least 21 people, Gaza health authorities said, as tanks advanced to the centre of the southern city for the first time after a night of heavy bombardment. It comes two days after an Israeli …

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Man charged with manslaughter of Ger Kennelly in Co Kerry

A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a 44-year-old man who suffered a fatal stab wound in Co Kerry early yesterday morning. Kieran Brady, 35, of Athea in Co Limerick, was arrested after the death of Ger Kennelly at Knockanure near Listowel in north Kerry. The …

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Youth accused of Termini attack ‘breached bail 14 times’

A youth awaiting trial after a US tourist suffered “five life-threatening injuries” in Dublin repeatedly broke bail conditions barring him from the vicinity of the assault, a court has heard. Three boys aged 15, 16 and 17, who cannot be named because they are minors, are accused of violent disorder …

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Satellite to investigate how clouds affect climate

A satellite is to be launched tonight on a mission to find out if clouds will help cool or warm our world in the years ahead. The EarthCARE satellite will blast off from California, aiming to investigate what role clouds could play in the fight against climate change. The collaboration …

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Georgia adopts ‘foreign influence’ law despite protests

Georgia’s parliament has voted to adopt a divisive “foreign influence” law targeting NGOs and the media, overcoming a presidential veto on the bill despite Western warnings the move could jeopardise the country’s path to the European Union. The law, which critics have compared to repressive Russian legislation used to silence …

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Conor Murphy returns to role as NI economy minister

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy has returned to his role as Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister following a sickness absence. First Minister Michelle O’Neill thanked Deirdre Hargey, who had stepped into the position for three weeks while Mr Murphy was absent. It was announced earlier this month that he was to step …

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HSE concerned over use of HHC drug among young people

The Health Service Executive has said it is concerned about use of the drug Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) among young people. It is being sold legally in vape shops and health officials have warned there are adverse health effects associated with the drug. “Adolescent services are telling us that about 20% of …

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