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Trust urging public to help chart wildfires

Campaigners are charting wildfires this year over fears they threaten to wipe out entire wildlife species. National conservation charity the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) says it is setting up a database of countryside blazes because no official figures exist.

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Luas drivers postpone strike for new pay talks

Luas workers have called off next weekend’s strike to give negotiations a chance. The Siptu trade union said the 48-hour tram stoppage was being cancelled unconditionally despite repeated warnings last week that the service was being threatened by an “all-out indefinite” walkout.

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President says confidence should guide EU response to migrants

President Michael D Higgins has challenged Europe’s response to the migrant and refugee crisis, asking if it will be defined by barbed wire, tear gas and rubber bullets. In a speech on the future of the EU, Mr Higgins said some member states took a ruinously and narrowly self-interested response …

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11 tips to Irish football fans on side

Irish football fans have been given advice for this summer’s European Championships – with the final tip being a shout out to the boys in green. Drinking responsibly is among the “first 11” top tips for Irish citizens highlighted by Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, ahead of …

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Days of majority rule are over, says Micheal Martin

Ireland is on the cusp of a more complex style of government that strips absolute power from leaders, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has declared. Ahead of crunch talks resuming this week between his party and Fine Gael on a new minority administration, Mr Martin said the days of majority …

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