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Tech giants should pay to keep kids safe online

Tech giants should pay to keep kids safe online Expert: Under-18s exploited in digital world Stock image Multinational tech giants must be compelled to fund an independent body teaching children how platforms like Facebook make money from their digital profiles, according to an EU and Unicef adviser. Professor Sonia Livingstone said her ideal legislation would prevent social media companies monetising a child's online...

Trump declares emergency at border after stinging budget defeat

Trump declares emergency at border after stinging budget defeat The US president moved to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his powers. President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border (Evan Vucci./AP) President...

‘Juggling a dairy farm with polocrosse can be hectic’ – Wicklow farmer getting ready to compete in World Cup

'Juggling a dairy farm with polocrosse can be hectic' - Wicklow farmer getting ready to compete in World Cup Wicklow farmer Stephen Nuzum is getting ready to compete in this year's Polocrosse World Cup in Australia, writes Siobhán English Stephen Nuzum competing in a test match in South Africa last year. Photo: Shannon Gilson Farming and polocrosse do not exactly go hand...

Candidates rush back to capital as Nigeria delays presidential election

Candidates rush back to capital as Nigeria delays presidential election The country’s electoral commission said the decision was ‘necessary for successful delivery of the elections and the consolidation of our democracy’. Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, of the People’s Democratic Party, speaks to journalists after the presidential election was delayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (Sunday Alamba/AP) Nigerians awoke on Saturday...

Urgent need for no-deal Brexit action, warn agri-food groups

Urgent need for no-deal Brexit action, warn agri-food groups European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: AFP/Getty Images EU agri-food operators are clamouring for extra aid as the clock ticks down to cliff-edge Brexit. They have written to the EU's lead Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, to push for special customs, product labelling, road haulage and market intervention measures that would kick in for...

‘Violation, intimidation and thuggery’ – Simon Harris reveals how protesters followed his wife and baby home

'Violation, intimidation and thuggery' - Simon Harris reveals how protesters followed his wife and baby home Minister Simon Harris Simon Harris has hit out at a group that gathered outside his home last Sunday afternoon, saying that they were not protesting, they were intimidating his family. The Minister for Health said that the group appeared to have followed his wife and three-week-old...

Tom Staunton: ‘Factories need to get real with their quotes’

Tom Staunton: 'Factories need to get real with their quotes' Tom Staunton with his pen of lambs at the Mayo Mule & Greyface Group sale in Ballinrobe Photo: Conor McKeownProtective Ewes and their lambs enjoy the spring sunshine at Garfiny, Milltown, Co. Cavan. Photo: Lorraine Teevan All sheds are cleaned out for lambing and have been disinfected and sprayed with probiotics....

Flanagan rules out widespread re-opening of rural garda stations closed over past decade

Flanagan rules out widespread re-opening of rural garda stations closed over past decade Charlie Flanagan Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan ruled out the widespread re-opening of rural garda stations closed as part of cost-cutting and efficiency programmes over the past decade. Mr Flanagan - speaking in west Cork as he confirmed the re-opening of Ballinspittle station - urged people to remember that there...

Pat Stacey: Awards season favours actors-turned-directors, but they’re not always deserving

Pat Stacey: Awards season favours actors-turned-directors, but they're not always deserving Bradley Cooper as Jackson and Lady Gaga as Ally in A Star Is Born As actor Bradley Cooper finally wins an award for his directorial debut, Pat Stacey looks at the actors-turned-directors who were feted during awards season... and the ones who probably shouldn’t give up the day job Poor old...

The pros and cons of putting the farm into company status

The pros and cons of putting the farm into company status Operating a farm business as a limited company is increasing among dairy farmers and larger tillage and drystock enterprises. Q I am a young trained farmer and my father, having reached retirement age, has decided to transfer the family suckler farm to me. The farm is returning a reasonable income but...

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