Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Breastfeeding: Why are we squandering a natural resource that benefits us all? There is something wrong when you have to bring in nappies but formula is given out free The theme of this year's World Breastfeeding Week is Breastfeeding: Foundation for...
North Korea hits back at US over sanctions enforcement Washington’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had met his counterpart from Pyongyang in person at a summit in Singapore. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, greets North Korea’s foreign minister Ri...

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Let's not give our economy another lash - it's time to slow things down The Government should be in surplus already, and not facing a health overshoot, writes Colm McCarthy Stock image If the Government really believes that economic growth will continue...
'Radical departure' - five people with disabilities added to State transport boards in a bid to improve services Transport Minister Shane Ross (centre) with (left to right) Liam O'Rourke, Kevin Kelly with guide dog Miles, Elaine Howley and Suzy Byrne Photo...
Presidential hopeful's links with FF TD only revealed after questioning Gavin Duffy (Niall Carson/PA) Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy only revealed details of his business relationship with a Fianna Fáil TD after he was questioned by the Irish Independent. This newspaper sent queries...
Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy received €10,000 from former Taoiseach Enda Kenny for PR services Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy addressing the Waterford city council. Photo: Patrick Browne PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Gavin Duffy was paid €10,000 for public relations services he provided to former...
Courage of Martin O'Donoghue Martin O’Donoghue Sir - The late Martin O'Donoghue (Obituaries, Sunday Independent, July 29) was a member of the Justice Kenny-led commission on the price of building land. The late Bobby Molloy (then minister for local government in...
Zimbabwe election result fails to banish old Mugabe demons Emmerson Mnangagwa. Photo: AP Zimbabwe's election was meant to be a moment of national transformation: a textbook exercise in tolerance and democracy to banish the demons of Robert Mugabe's brutal misrule. But a...
Frida: artist of the selfie Radical, passionate and boldly feminist, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo revolutionised the genre of the self-portrait Picture: Nickolas Muray ©. Photo: ArchivesSelf-portrait, Frida Kahlo, 1941 from Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self UpSelf Portrait on the Border between...
Miggledy is right - betting apps are a bloody scourge Dismayed: Michael D Higgins has voiced concern over gambling apps If I'm perfectly honest, I don't have a lot of time for our President's brand of politics. He seems a man stuck...
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