TDs and senators pressure Govt on Uighur persecution

Seventeen senators and TDs across several parties have signed a letter for the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs highlighting their concerns about the treatment of the Uighur people in China. The letter asks that Ireland “immediately condemn the barbaric measures” used by Chinese authorities to decrease the Uighur population, the vast majority of which…

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Lourdes is ‘special, holy place’ says Zac Efron

Well-known actor Zac Efron called Lourdes sanctuary “an incredibly special and holy place” in his new Netflix documentary Down to Earth. In the second episode of the series, which focused on water, there was a large section dedicated to the famous pilgrimage site. Efron narrates over scenes of Lourdes candles, statues of Our Lady, the…

Covid-19 renter protection measure must continue – charity

Homelessness charity Focus Ireland have welcomed the Government’s extension of the current protections for renters until August 1, adding there is a “pressing need” to continue the supports. Government ministers have expressed hopes they will have new legislation in place which will enable the measures to continue. Focus Ireland Policy Coordinator Rosemary Hennigan said the…

Creating your own tornado in a bottle

Children’s Corner Tornados are one of the world’s scariest natural phenomenon but they are also hugely interesting and much can be learnt by observing them from a scientific perspective. Fortunately in Ireland these powerful vortexes don’t develop on the scale they do in other countries. To make a tornado, you need just the right mix…