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Put away the wooden spoon… For decades the cliché has been that Irish parents, particularly the mammies, are very quick to reach for the wooden spoon, but it seems that’s not the case. According to new research by My Nametags, nearly two thirds often reward their children with praise, more than any other EU country. […]

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The measure has been introduced by the EU. From tomorrow, all new electric cars are to be fitted with a device which gives off noise alerts. There are concerns vehicles without petrol or diesel engines are too quiet – putting pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users at risk. The ‘acoustic vehicle alert system’ will […]

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(Image source: @GiveAVote_EU/Twitter)   As the European elections approach, lots of young people may be unsure of what exactly they’re voting for.  An information event is being held in Athlone tomorrow, to dispel confusion and answer some questions. It’s part of #GiveAVote, a Europe-wide campaign to help young people understand the value of their vote, […]

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The European Council has agreed on a response to the UK’s requests for a Brexit extension. Leaders of the 27 EU nations have agreed to an Article 50 extension until May 22nd,  if the Withdrawal Agreement is approved next week. European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted to say if it isn’t agreed next week, then […]

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“There’s always an opportunity for people to help.” (Image credit: europa.eu)   The Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, is calling on young people between 18 and 30 to sign up and volunteer with the European Solidarity Corps scheme. The scheme enables young people to respond to important societal needs by taking part in voluntary activities […]

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Cadbury is hoping for a sweet deal. via GIPHY The owner of Cadbury is reportedly stockpiling ingredients, chocolates and biscuits in case there’s a no-deal Brexit. The European boss of Mondelēz International has told the Times that the UK is “not self-sufficient in terms of food ingredients”. Huber Weber said the company has to prepare […]

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Europe is ticking closer to stopping the clocks. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced today that he’ll bring forward proposals to scrap daylight saving time (DLT) across the EU. A public consultation showed 84 per cent of people were in favour of ending the biannual clock changes. via GIPHY DST is the practice of setting […]

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“Diseases do not recognise borders.” Who knew that the UK leaving the EU could leave Brits at risk of contracting super-gonorrhoea? That’s the warning from health chiefs, who say infectious diseases could spread more rapidly if the UK doesn’t maintain a close working relationship with European health bodies following Brexit. Tracking outbreaks requires collaboration between […]

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