EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive ‘sustainable’ label for nuclear and gas

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT has voted down an objection to labelling gas and nuclear power as sustainable energy sources, effectively approving a proposal that has created significant contention since January. The European Commission had proposed that gas and nuclear be added to an EU list, called the taxonomy, that classifies economic activities as environmentally sustainable.  It … Read more

‘Dylan is on another level. That performance is up with the very best you will see’

A STRAIGHT QUESTION gets a straight answer. “What do you do next week?” Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley was asked after his side’s emphatic 3-0 first-leg victory over Hibernians last night. “We go to win it” he replied, looking ahead to the return tie in Malta on Tuesday which, barring a disaster, should see the … Read more

Seven killed in Ukraine as Russia pounds rebel-claimed province

Russian shelling has killed at least seven people in Ukraine over the past 24 hours and wounded 25 more, Ukrainian officials said. he country’s presidential office said Russian forces targeted cities and villages in southeast Ukraine, with most civilian casualties occurring in Donetsk province, where Russia stepped up its offensive in recent days. Governor Pavlo … Read more

Rising costs of living hitting back-to-school expenses

Cost of living increases are impacting parents budgeting for back-to-school expenses, according to a new survey for the Irish League of Credit Unions. Back-to-school expenses are leaving more parents with debt, including credit card debt, according to the findings of the survey of 764 parents. As the cost of living continues to rise in Ireland, … Read more