Donegal: Ministers shocked at peat slide devastation

Ministers visited the scene of a huge peat slide on the Tyrone Donegal border.

Nov. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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Brexit: Ireland's land bridge to the continent boosts air pollution in the UK

Irish trade with the EU contributes an additional 34 tonnes of toxic nitrogen oxides to air in the UK each year.

William Bloss, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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Fountainstown Beach: Bioluminescent plankton light up Cork beach

Bioluminescent plankton light up the waves at Fountainstown Beach, just south of Cork City.

By Barra Best • bbcnews
Aug. 18, 2020 ~2 min

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Greens joins three-party Ireland coalition

The Corkman will lead a three-party coalition of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 27, 2020 ~7 min


DNA study reveals Ireland's age of 'god-kings'

A genetic survey of ancient remains from Ireland reveals the existence of a Stone Age social elite.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

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Red Hugh: Spanish dig for the bones of 'Fighting Prince of Donegal'

The Irish chieftain was buried in the same Spanish chapel as Christopher Columbus.

By Eimear Flanagan • bbcnews
May 31, 2020 ~6 min

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Lost Irish words rediscovered, including the word for ‘oozes pus'

Researchers from Cambridge and Queen’s University Belfast have identified and defined 500 Irish words, many of which had been lost, and unlocked the secrets of many other misunderstood terms. Their findings can now be freely accessed in the revised version of the online dictionary of Medieval Irish (

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 30, 2019 ~7 min

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Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

By Hamish Mackay • bbcnews
June 19, 2019 ~8 min

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