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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Missed chance' on youth mental health

Missed chance' on youth mental health
- More urgency is needed to improve the protection of young people's human rights in mental health care in Ireland.” Mental Health Reform is the national coalition promoting improved mental health services and the social inclusion of people with mental health difficulties. It currently has 62 member

Polish people behave in a different way to the Irish. We're not so open'

Polish people behave in a different way to the Irish. We're not so open'
- It took Marcin Piotrowski seven days to hitchhike from eastern Poland to Dublin. The 21-year-old student had €50 in his pocket and had arranged a lift to England with a truck driver. However, the summer heatwave creeping across Europe cut the journey short and he was left stranded in Germany

Ireland's year in Google searches

Ireland's year in Google searches
- Hurricane Ophelia was obviously the big event of 2017 and Irish people turned to Google as a trusted source of vital updates all throughout the incident. “We've also discovered our love of period movies over musicals, our affection for beefy recipes, and, of course, the continuing enigma that is slime!” ...

How Brexit is Turning into a Disaster for Ireland

How Brexit is Turning into a Disaster for Ireland
- A week ago, European parliamentary sources leaked the deal that British Prime Minister Theresa May was hoping to conclude with the European Union, and which would mean Northern Ireland remaining in “continued regulatory alignment” with the EU after Brexit. The obvious interpretation was that the ...

Brexit talks to be suspended if Britain goes back on its word

Brexit talks to be suspended if Britain goes back on its word
- The meeting saw ministers strongly endorse the recommendation from the commission's Brexit task force that “sufficient progress” has been made in three priority areas: citizens' rights, the financial settlement and Northern Ireland. With the summit certain on Friday to confirm its willingness to open phase ...

The biggest week yet in Brexit politics

The biggest week yet in Brexit politics
- Firstly, 18 months after the referendum, there is no plan for what Brexit will look like. The Northern Ireland deal, hashed out between May's humiliating climb-down on Monday lunchtime and her all-nighter before Friday's Brussels breakfast, seems to have done more to bring about mass confusion among ...

European job hunters look to Ireland after Brexit vote

European job hunters look to Ireland after Brexit vote
- Workers abroad are increasingly turning to Ireland for new jobs as interest in the UK dwindles following Brexit, research from a job search site has found. Searches for roles in Ireland have risen 33% between 2015 and 2017, while searches for jobs in the UK dropped almost 15% in the first nine months ...

Republic's popularity among European jobseekers up 33%

Republic's popularity among European jobseekers up 33%
- “Britain's loss could be its rivals' gain – and Ireland, Germany, and France are all attracting a greater share of the interest from upwardly-mobile EU citizens. “It will be interesting to see if recent political events, suggesting a softening of the UK's position on Brexit, will stem the decline that's being seen in ...