Ireland

Genome Sequencing of Ireland’s Earliest Settlers

A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast has done remarkable job by sequencing some of the oldest genomes from ancient humans in Ireland. They have sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman that was 5200 years old along with the... read more

Ireland becomes First Nation in World to vote for Gay Marriage

Ireland voted for gay marriage on Saturday. The nation has become the first country in the world to conduct voting on the issue. There was a high turnaround for the voting and a strong lead for ‘Yes’ votes.

Both sides of the issue’s referendum announced victory for ‘Yes’ campaigners. “... read more

Cork‘s female sports stars support ‘Bin Your Bra Campaign’

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Marie Keating Foundation's campaign is urging women to give their bra for breast cancer.

Four of Cork's best-known female sports stars are asking women to bin their old bras and raise funds for a breast cancer charity in order to raise awareness of... read more

Michael McDowell: Irish judge’s approval needed for Microsoft to hand over data to US court

With a US federal court having ordered Microsoft to turn over a customer's emails and other data stored in a Dublin data centre to the US government, former Justice Minister and ex-Attorney General Michael McDowell has warned that, according to the Irish law, Microsoft will have to seek the... read more

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