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Turf cutters unearth prehistoric lump of bog butter

A prehistoric 10 kilo lump of bog butter thought to have been a gift to the gods has been found by turf cutters. The creamy white dairy product, which smells like a strong cheese and is believed to be about 2,000 years old, was unearthed by Jack Conway, from Maghera, …

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Akhil Sharma wins International Dublin Literary Award

American author Akhil Sharma has won the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel Family Life. Uniquely, the 100,000 euro award – organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council – receives its nominations from public libraries in cities across the globe.

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Superfood – What's on your child's plate?

Children with fruit and veg

Just when you’d managed to get the kids eating their five-a-day fruit and veg, and cutting down on saturated fat, a new book is claiming that’s not quite the right way to go. A trio of experts insist that while vegetables are indeed good for kids, fruit should only be …

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Lisa McInerney wins Bailey's Prize with debut novel

Irish author Lisa McInerney has claimed the prestigious Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel. The Glorious Heresies beat nominees including fellow Irish writer and Man Booker winner Anne Enright’s The Green Road and Cynthia Bond’s debut Ruby, which was championed by Oprah Winfrey, to the £30,000 prize.

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Irish farmers urge UK connections to vote to remain in EU

Irish farmers have weighed into the Brexit debate by urging their friends and relatives in the UK to vote to remain in the EU. Agriculture leaders said the stakes are highest for their sector with food trade across the Irish Sea and into Northern Ireland worth 4.4 billion euro a …

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