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Remote work here to stay as Facebook reopens offices Facebook has said it will give its employees the option of sticking with remote work for the long-term, going as far as to aid employees interested in moving to other countries. The social media giant told AFP that beginning June 15, it will let any employee…

Judging an authority to be trustworthy

Everyday Philosophy Is there something immature about deferring to authority on moral questions? If your reason for doing something is that “person x said it was good” or “x group says it is morally mandatory” is that ever legitimate? Immanuel Kant is often thought of as arguing something like this. Kant thought that the only…

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Skellig Michael to reopen this month Sceilg Mhichíl (Skellig Michael) is set to welcome visitors back this month, with a target date of June 21 for reopening the island off the Kerry coast. Office of Public Works crews are currently working on-site to prepare the popular destination for the reopening date, doing preparatory health and…

Wrestling with restless legs

Medical Matters Discomfort in the legs is not an uncommon complaint encountered by older adults and can significantly affect quality of life. Restless leg syndrome can occur at any age but is more common as one gets older. It’s characterised by an uncomfortable sensation that results in an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. This…

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Embracing renewable energy and abandoning fossil fuels

Living Laudato Si’ In May the Church celebrated the sixth anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home. A weeklong celebration of events took place online on topics ranging from ecological education and spirituality to musical events embracing the arts. One webinar, which the Irish Church can be most…

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Cost of HSE cyberattack may exceed €100 million HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid has told that the cost of the cyberattack on the HSE’s IT systems may end up exceeding €100 million. Mr Reid told a media briefing that he had previously said the restoration efforts could cost in the tens of millions. However, he…

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Irish-led research reveals weaknesses in over 700 cancer cells Thousands of ‘Achilles Heels’ or ‘cancer vulnerabilities’ have been found in an analysis of more than 700 different kinds of cancer cell following research led by Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). The discovery could lead to new ways of stopping cancer cells in their tracks using existing…