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Owl that was presumed dead revived with hairdryer The screech owl from California was right as rain after a quick blow dry. The owl being blown by a hairdryer (Palo Alto Animal Control) An owl that was thought to have died was brought back to the land of the living thanks to a hairdryer. The bird, a screech owl, was found by residents...
Catalan president faces civil disobedience charges over yellow ribbon symbol Spain’s electoral board, with an eye on the upcoming general election, have deemed the display as a ‘tool of political propaganda’. Volunteers stand next to yellow plastic that has been removed from public places, during a protest in front of Palau Generalitat at the Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain (Manu...
Liz Kearney: 'It's a simple fact that apparently bears repeating: in Ireland, you're legally entitled to breastfeed anywhere you want' Stock picture It is a simple fact and yet apparently it bears repeating: in Ireland, you are legally entitled to breastfeed anywhere you want. That means on the bus, at the theatre, in public waiting room, at a restaurant, in the library...

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cryptic crossword no 1,193 ¤0.60 per sms received. SP Phonovation, PO Box 6, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Helpline 0818 217100 Across 1 Bachelor's into dance - he's a nonconformist (5). 4 Former student takes air and rail transport to get curio (5,4). 9 I fancy racing on - nothing to do with life (9). 10 Support will oddly follow rough-and-tumble (5). 11 Date for test by...
Nato secretary-general gets two more years in the post Jens Stoltenberg took the reins of the 29-nation alliance in 2014. Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, centre, meeting Georgian troops (Shakh Aivazov/AP) Nato has extended the mandate of its top civilian official, secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, for two years, making the former Norwegian premier one of the longest-serving heads of the military alliance. Mr Stoltenberg...
Man jailed for €645k drugs seizure pleads guilty to possession of €50k in criminal profits, court hears (stock photo) A man who allowed others to lodge cheques into his bank account has pleaded guilty to possession of around €50,000 in criminal profits, a court has heard. Patrick Hannon (48) told gardaí that he built up a very large gambling debt and was...
Editorial: 'Housing is a human right - not a financial commodity' 'Certainly, a decade ago the crash made for hard choices – a government desperate to get the economy going again flogged all it could to get things moving' Stock photo As far back as the 19th century there has been a campaign to secure rights for tenants on this island. The...
Scisys says €20m of contracts mean Irish move already paying off Scisys works on the system for the European Space Agency Dublin-listed Scisys has said the benefits of its re-domicile from the UK to Ireland ahead of Brexit are "already being reflected". Scisys provides IT and software services to sectors including space and defence. As a UK company it risked being cut...
Life below zero: Bund yields stay negative as recession fears mount Stock image Germany's benchmark 10-year bond yield held below zero on Monday and close to its lowest levels in more than two years as fears grew that the world economy was headed for recession. After posting its biggest one-day fall since the start of January on Friday, the German Bund yield...
Bid to attract one million tourists by 2023 to boost local economy Tom Banville of Wexford Enterprise A unique, wow visitor experience - coupled with several engaging cluster experiences - is needed to boost visitor numbers to the county. This is the view of Wexford County Council's executive who believe the future of tourism within the county lies in cluster experiences and...

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