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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

70% of younger stroke survivors experience significant fall in income, study finds

70% of younger stroke survivors experience significant fall in income, study finds
- But there has been no corresponding investment in community rehabilitation services, so stroke survivors' recoveries are being squandered, with younger people particularly falling off the radar in terms of services.” The study was carried out after a recent Irish Heart Foundation and HSE audit showed a ...

Every Irish person has more than 14000 living relatives, research finds

Every Irish person has more than 14000 living relatives, research finds
- An adult living in Ireland today can expect to have a total of 14,435 relatives globally based on anonymised testing carried out by the Ancestry genealogy company. Ancestry is one of a number of commercial genealogy organisations that has cropped up in recent years offering people the chance to ...

Why there is more than one border to fix in these Brexit negotiations

Why there is more than one border to fix in these Brexit negotiations
- There will also be active interests and lobbying by a number of others (such as the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) not excluding the parallel interest from Gibraltar and Spain. The Brexit question dealing with the Irish border is more than a small local problem. From the Northern Ireland perspective, ...

Customs union: the battleground set to decide the fate of Brexit

Customs union: the battleground set to decide the fate of Brexit
- Leo Varadkar, Ireland's prime minister, stood smiling on the quay at Dublin Port last week after christening the hulking ship rearing up behind him. Officially the 235m long vessel capable of carrying 600 trucks bears the name Celine, but in Irish circles they know it by a different name:

Brexit risk to Northern Ireland peace, warns Kofi Annan

Brexit risk to Northern Ireland peace, warns Kofi Annan
- Mr Annan said the Agreement has helped secure peace in Northern Ireland for the past two decades and it will be under threat should a hard border be introduced when the UK leaves the EU. "Amid the wider political and economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, all stakeholders should place the ...

Theresa May's post-Brexit customs plan for EU is 'completely cretinous', Jacob Rees-Mogg says

Theresa May's post-Brexit customs plan for EU is 'completely cretinous', Jacob Rees-Mogg says
- You've got to ask the EU: does it want to sacrifice the economy of Ireland on the altar of EU ideology? I my guess is that the answer is no, and therefore we are in a very strong negotiating position.” He said the prime minister's attitude to Brexit was “hard to read”, but it was a “good thing” to have a leader ...

Brexit will weaken NI's place in UK so stopping it is a bonus for unionism

Brexit will weaken NI's place in UK so stopping it is a bonus for unionism
- All this points in one direction only – the whole Brexit process needs to be brought to a stop. This would undoubtedly lead to loss of face and deflated egos amongst the more dedicated Brexiteers, but it would unquestionably be the best outcome for Northern Ireland as an unambiguously integral part of ...

UK Says Irish Brexit Border Answer May Not Come Until 2021

UK Says Irish Brexit Border Answer May Not Come Until 2021
- But his comment -- to a panel of members of Parliament on Wednesday -- has dramatic implications for what Brexit might look like. It suggests that the U.K. accepts it may have to agree to an unpalatable backstop plan for keeping Northern Ireland -- and possibly the whole U.K. -- in many parts of the ...