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Ireland is the biggest user of legal highs in Europe as their growth shows 'no signs of a slowdown'

Image: Shutterstock/majo1122331<p>Image: Shutterstock/majo1122331<p>THE GROWTH IN the use and prevalence of new drugs – such as so-called ‘legal highs’ – …

Cannabis

Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is more than just a Surface knockoff

Microsoft's Surface tablets are so great, it seems, that everyone wants to copy them. So far, we've seen similar devices from Apple, Lenovo, Dell, HP and Google. Incredibly, though, one of the biggest companies we cover, Samsung, is only just jumping on the bandwagon. The Galaxy TabPro S recently …

Berlin homeless face eviction for refugees

A Berlin home that has housed homeless people for 20 years is in danger of being cleared. The owners have seen a new opportunity: the city pays 50 …

Green Party

34 cranes over Dublin’s skyline as construction boom gathers pace

GE banks on LEDs, ditches compact fluorescent bulbs in the US

If you're the sort of person who gets worked up about what goes in your light fixtures, listen up. Starting today, GE is phasing out production of compact fluorescent light bulbs — yeah, those curly ones — in the US in favor of more efficient LED light bulbs. Don't expect those other bulbs to just …

Homesick and fed up: Iraqi refugees in Germany head home

BERLIN (AP) — It's a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming.<p>Agho was among the wave of nearly 1.1 million asylum-seekers …

Bill O’Reilly will flee to Ireland if Sanders is elected. He’s in for a shock.

Bill O’Reilly, the host of Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” is threatening to flee the country if Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — the self-described democratic socialist who is running for the Democratic Party nomination — is elected president. As quoted in the Huffington Post, O’Reilly said:<p>“If …

Health Care

The Countries With The Most Native-Born People Living Abroad [Infographic]

Out of all OECD countries, Ireland has the highest percentage of its native-born population living overseas. Even though Ireland has started recovering from the devastating impact of the financial crisis, emigration remains high with 35,300 people leaving in the 12 months to April 2015. This was a …

The Trouble with Dublin and the Calais Refugee Crisis

A map of the Calais Jungle hangs in the volunteer-staffed warehouse that distributes clothing and food for thousands of migrants. Drawn across flattened cardboard boxes, the map distills Europe's immigration politics into a duct tape-stitched geography of imagined communities.<p>The map also …

Refugees banned from German pool over harassment fears

BERLIN (AP) — A town in western Germany has banned male refugees from a swimming pool after complaints of harassment from female bathers and staff — …

Failed Paris attacker lived in German refugee shelter

<b>German police say a man who was shot dead as he attacked a police station in Paris on Thursday had been living in a shelter for asylum seekers in Germany.</b><p>Police searched the building in the western town of Recklinghausen but found no evidence of further attacks.<p>It is not clear if he was among the …

Europe: Demoralized, invaded and violated

Just because post-WWII European liberals have been culturally neutered doesn’t mean that the armies of young men pouring in from Arab countries and …

The One Thing You Need to Do to Actually Stick to Your Fitness Resolution

Raise your hand if you resolved to go on a new exercising kick in an attempt to get a Kayla Itsenes–level body starting January 1, 2016. Like, all of us, right? As easy as it is to say "don't give up," we really don't want you to. That's why we asked nine of the top fitness experts in the country …

Germany's flag at half-mast for Paris

In the aftermath of the terrorist slaughter in Paris, Germany's flag flew at half-mast in the Federal Republic's capital, Berlin, in a symbol of …

Middle East

Irish police back decriminalising personal possession of heroin

Minister in charge of drug policy calls for move as part of ‘radical cultural shift’ in tackling Ireland’s narcotics crisis<p>Police officers in Ireland have backed a proposal from a government minister to make possession of heroin, cocaine or other opiates for personal use no longer an arrestable …

These Are the Gadgets Everybody Wants This Holiday

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Irish women will not put up with being written out of history any longer | Emer O’Toole

The news that nine out of 10 plays on the Abbey theatre’s centenary programme are by men has revived feminist energy. We won’t be silenced again<p>In Ireland, we take theatre seriously. This is because the story of our national theatre is the story of our nation. In 1897, Augusta Gregory, William …

12 Irish bars with a surprise behind the door

When entering an Irish pub, expect the unexpected.