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Ireland could lose its lush green countryside

Ireland is famed for its beautiful countryside, but the future could be different. The green fields and forests of today may end up a miserable brown and yellow landscape. The country could lose its lush green countryside if changes in the climate continue at their current rate according to a …

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Should Ireland call time on Arthur’s Day?

Tomorrow is Arthur’s Day and while many people in Ireland and across the world are looking forward to marking it with a pint of Guinness, there are a growing number of dissenting voices hoping to call time on the celebrations. Some health campaigners say it encourages excessive drinking and puts …

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So that’s where our red hair comes from

A world of Irish heritage

For years Irish people, along with the Scots, have been associated with red hair, fair skin and freckles. Celtic people have carried the ginger gene for centuries but it has always been unclear as to where it actually originated. A study carried out in Spain on the gene evolution of …

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Irish cab driver wows YouTube with his dancing

An Irish cab driver who performed a spontaneous dance with a woman on a Dublin street has become a huge hit on YouTube. The unlikely show started when Wayne Kearney found his route blocked by crowds of people watching the woman dancing.

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Irish Health Groups want increase in tobacco tax

Health groups in Ireland are calling on the Government to increase the tax on cigarettes at a higher rate than inflation to help cover the costs of smoking related illnesses. The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) say that smoking related illnesses cost the country around …

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Campaign to ban smacking of children

Children’s groups are putting pressure on the Irish Government to introduce a law making it illegal for parents to smack their children. Until 2001, Parents had the right to use ‘reasonable and moderate chastisement’ to discipline their children. These rights were repealed in the 2001 Children’s Act. However, while the …

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Ireland asks England to return precious manuscript

The Irish government are hoping to persuade Oxford University in England to return an ancient manuscript to their shores. The Annals of Inisfallen took 300 years to produce. They tell the history of Ireland from AD 433 to AD 1450. Monks at Inisfallen Abbey, Co Kerry, started writing the documents …

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