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04 May 2018 02:05 First all-female Subbuteo set promotes women’s soccer

The English FA and the game’s maker, Hasbro, revealed the limited-edition version of the table-football game ahead of the SSE Women’s FA Cup final, which will be played at Wembley Stadium on May 5. The figures wear the colours of the finalists, Arsenal and Chelsea. The FA said the new version supported its objective to tackle barriers within the women’s 5

03 May 2018 07:31 'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children

The legislation gives extra support to survivors. NEW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE legislation has passed through all stages of the Oireachtas. Reforms included in the Domestic Violence Bill 2017 bring Ireland a step closer to ratifying the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat domestic violence. Justice Minister welcomed the passing of the Bill yesterday 6

02 May 2018 23:00 Baking student rises above competitors

The resurrection of a 100-year-old monks’ yeast bread recipe helped a 17-year-old student rise above his competitors to become senior winner at a student enterprise competition. Manus Heenan’s Abbey Bread is a wholemeal yeast bread mix inspired by the breads made at Mount St Joseph Abbey from 1896 up to 2010. He is a transition year student at the abbey’s 8

19 April 2018 16:50 Varadkar makes Time's list of the world's 100 most influential people

Varadkar is listed alongside figures including Donald Trump and Millie Bobby Brown. TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has been selected as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people for 2018. Varadkar is listed among global figures including Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un and Meghan Markle, pop culture figures including Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown 14

16 April 2018 12:27 Green Party want to bring in Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis. THE GREEN PARTY has called for the decriminalisation of cannabis, stating that the current law has “made criminals out of decent people” and needs to change. Under the party’s new drug strategy policy, it is calling for the introduction of Dutch-style 9

11 April 2018 05:05 Dublin could be getting a 'flagship' Irish language hub for speakers to meet and speak

It’s part of an investment plan for the language. NEW PLANS TO invest €178 million in the Irish language over the next decade include a plan for an Irish language and cultural hub in Dublin. Irish language groups have said that such a hub could include a café or theatre and would be a space for those who speak the language and those learning it. The government’s 7

10 April 2018 13:37 Government to invest an "unprecedented" €1.2 billion in culture, language and heritage

The move is as part of the Ireland 2040 plan. THE GOVERNMENT IS to invest an “unprecedented” €1.2 billion in the culture, heritage and language infrastructure of Ireland as part of its Project Ireland 2040. The announcement was made today at the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI), which is one of the national cultural institutions which will benefit from a funding 37

08 April 2018 19:30 From volcanoes to drones: Nat Geo's travel photo contest opens for entries

The three categories are Cities, Nature and People. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IS open for entries of its Travel Photographer of the Year competition. The main image photo (above) was the overall winning entry of the ‘People’ category last year. Taken by the Turkey-based photographer F Dilek Uyar, the photo was taken in Konya. “The ‘dance’ of the Whirling Dervishes 35

31 March 2018 01:10 The president’s cousin that made Joshua-Parker happen

There will be a genuine sense of occasion at the Cardiff arena when Anthony Joshua faces Joseph Parker. Parker’s promoter, the 38-year old Auckland-based David Higgins, is among those who have done most to make the fight happen. He spent some of his teenage years in Clare and his mother hails from Newmarket-on-Fergus. Parker has been with Higgins’ company 13

29 March 2018 23:00 Suite of recommendations made to Policing Commission; Calls for victim support, garda training

Visible community policing, supporting victims of crime, and better training for gardaí are among the key recommendations made to the Policing Commission by the public and organisations. Other requests include better Garda governance structures, more coherent oversight, and deeper engagement with minority groups. The Commission on the Future of Policing 9