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Parsing Puccini: Niall Morris plots his swansong Painful falls and the serious illness of an old friend have prompted one of our top classical performers to change gears, writes Donal Lynch Niall Morris pictured with his husband Woody and their little nephew Hummer at their home in Thailand The entrance hall to Niall Morris's Grand Canal Dock penthouse is dotted with little...
Ann Fitzgerald: 'Our government must do more to encourage uptake of solar electricity' Solar energy panels Our girls have found a new screen to look at and it's a struggle to drag them away. Thankfully, it's a good screen, as far as we are concerned. It's the monitor for our new solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The monitor shows pictorially how much energy is currently...
Family incomes at risk as Brexit to spark price rises TDs warned of 'severe' impact as people set to lose out by an average of €880 in worst-case scenario According to research by the ESRI think-tank, personal disposable income could be as much as 4.1pc lower after 10 years if there’s a disorderly no-deal Brexit. Stock photo: GETTY The impact of Brexit...
The Big Tech Show: Yes, Amazon is listening in on us Amazon’s Echo smart speaker So now we know: Amazon is listening to our conversations. Some of its staff are told to listen in to what we tell the Amazon Echo to do. The company has been very secretive about this. But after a Bloomberg story delved into it, the company admitted...
Margaret Donnelly: 'I won't apologise for my burger - and nor should anybody else'    (Stock photo) An Taisce has said it's not going to apologise for promoting actions to help the environment. Well, I'm not going to apologise for eating a burger on a Monday. In fact, I did so last week when I met a friend for dinner and he told...
'Davy's no fool, I'm competent at what I do. He doesn't entertain substandard work, nor do I' Mags D’Arcy, pictured at the launch of Bord Gais’s sponsorship extension of the All-Ireland hurling championship, is delighted to be part of Davy Fitzgerald’s backroom team with the Wexford senior hurlers. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Now in her second year as part of Davy Fitzgerald's...
DUP describe Theresa May's talks with Germany and France as 'humiliating and embarrassing' British Prime Minister Theresa May (left) and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/AP The DUP have branded British Prime Minster Theresa May's bid for a Brexit extension as humiliating and embarrassing. DUP leader Arlene Foster and the party's Westminster leader Nigel Dodds both accused Mrs May of "begging"...
Editorial: 'Credit due to Varadkar and Coveney for Brexit strategy' 'Had a disciplined, focused course of action not been defined, things could be so much worse.' Photo: PA comedian Robin Williams liked to poke fun at people in power. He explained the word politics as: "Poli", a Latin word meaning "many", and "tics", meaning "bloodsucking creatures". But even for comics, cynicism can...
Mark Critchley: 'A celebration of Scott ‘McSauce’ McTominay, the McTominator' Manchester United's Scott McTominay (L) vies for possession with Barcelona's Lionel Messi. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images They came to Old Trafford to witness the greatest footballer of the game’s modern era declare his genius. They left having seen Lionel Messi’s performance overshadowed by that of a lanky...
The robot will milk the cow now: Farming's hi-tech future From robots milking cows and self-driving tractors to electricity generated by slurry, it is a brave new world for farmers. How will they adapt to new technology, the demands of climate change and changing public tastes? Kim Bielenberg reports Gillian O'Sullivan Robots are now routinely milking Irish cows, but farmers are pondering...

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