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Fly farmer Hexafly plots €10m drive to take flight Farming (l-r) John Lynam, CTO and cofounder, Hexafly; Julian Seymour, Syndicates Manager, HBAN and Alvan Hunt, CEO and cofounder Hexafly Meath-based agritech firm Hexafly is looking to raise €10m this year. The company uses insects to turn waste into material that can be used in animal feed ingredients, fertilisers and a range of other...
Pope praises girl who evaded security to give him letter ‘This child has a future,’ Francis told reporters. Pope Francis reaches for a letter from the young girl (Vatican Media via AP) Pope Francis has praised the courage of a young girl who broke through police barricades in Abu Dhabi to hand-deliver a letter to him. Francis was being driven around the city’s...
Ministers oppose extending presidential vote to diaspora Agriculture Minister Michael Creed raised his objection to the referendum directly with the Taoiseach at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. Photo: Arthur Carron Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing an internal Fine Gael backlash over plans to extend voting rights in presidential elections to the diaspora. An increasing number of Fine Gael Cabinet ministers are understood to be...
No-deal Brexit 'could push us into recession in 18 months' No-deal Brexit could push Ireland into a recession within 18 months - analysts Ireland's robust economic performance faces an 'existential threat' from a no-deal Brexit 'A game of chicken is now in train between the UK and the EU' Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: AP A no-deal Brexit could push Ireland into...

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Young mum found dead in hospital next to sick son's bed (stock photo) A young mother has died after she was found unresponsive at her sick child's bedside at a Dublin hospital. The woman, who has been named locally as Sarah Jane Brazil, was found unconscious in Children's Health Ireland at Tallaght on Sunday. It is understood the 32-year-old mother of two had...
Seán Healy: 'Talk of economic recovery is cheap for families mired in long-term homelessness'    Stock Image: Bloomberg The Government's housing policy is not working. The scale of its overall strategy is not sufficient to meet the challenge it addresses. Rebranding private rent as social housing has not worked. Removing homeless families from official data as a policy response has not worked. Rebuilding...
Smoking cannabis 'can make men more fertile' - say scientists   The finding does not necessarily mean smoking cannabis increases the chances of fatherhood, the study authors and other experts were quick to point out (stock picture) Smoking cannabis has unexpectedly been linked to greater fertility in men. The result came as a big surprise to scientists measuring the sperm counts of more...
Silva in lose-lose situation but Everton boss needs to start winning Everton manager Marco Silva. Photo: PA A joke doing the rounds on Merseyside suggests Everton manager Marco Silva is one game from the sack: "If he stops Manchester City going above Liverpool, they will definitely get rid of him." However light-hearted the sentiment, mixed feelings in the stands are symptomatic of...
Pope Francis 'willing' to mediate between Maduro and Guaido   Pope Francis. Photo: Reuters The Pope has said that he is willing to mediate between Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido, Venezuela's rival presidents, but only if both sides request his help. Pope Francis has been urged by both men to intervene. But while Mr Maduro seeks negotiations, Mr Guaido and his supporters see...
Joe Day makes sharp exit after Newport win to attend birth of twins The 28-year-old was seen running off the pitch at full-time. Joe Day rushed to be with his pregnant wife after Newport’s win over Middlesbrough (Daniel Hambury/PA) Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day made a quick exit from his side’s FA Cup tie celebrations after learning his wife had gone into...

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