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Though most State-owned companies reported reduced profits in recent years as the country emerged from the pandemic, some - such as ESB Networks - have nevertheless remained highly profitable.
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Despite the Government introducing free school books for primary school pupils from September 2023, they continue to be one of the most costly expenses for parents of secondary school students.
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Traditionally, a market town in a rural setting, today Naas is one of the fastest growing urban areas in the Dublin commuter belt and an important node in the regional economy of Kildare. This was exemplified in 2015, when Kerry Group built its new global research centre just outside the town.
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The wellness, health and beauty industries have become big business in recent years globally - but not all players are interested in the wellbeing of their clients. A nasty side shoot has sprung up of so-called wellness schemes that make dubious claims of health benefits and promise easy money in return for an initial investment.
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E-LEARNING THE HARD WAY: Are online education courses taking advantage of people during the pandemic?
With citizens across the world in intermittent lockdown since the start of the pandemic, the opportunity for learning new skills and interacting with our peers has been largely limited to the online realm.
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In 2019, Ireland became one of the first countries in the world to divest its investment fund away from companies that make substantial profit from fossil fuels. However, the majority of private Irish pension funds still include companies involved in oil and gas exploration, extraction and refinement.
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FUNDING FERTILITY: Has the delay in publicly funding IVF destroyed people’s chance to have children?
Around one in six couples in Ireland experience difficulty when trying to have children and will face thousands of euro in costs if they seek fertility treatment.
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