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Girl review: 'Girl is beautifully made: it’s also an education' 5 stars Girl Transgender issues are finding their way into more and more Irish lives, but what does the painful business of transitioning from one sex to another actually feel like? That weighty theme is brilliantly dramatised by Lucas Dhont’s insightful Belgian film Girl. Victor Polster is Lara, a 15-year-old transgender girl who’s ever...
Family to hear details of how Jastine (24) was murdered Jastine Valdez The family of murdered student Jastine Valdez will hear details of events leading up to her death at an inquest later this year. Her parents Tess and Danny Valdez were present as a date for the hearing was scheduled at Dublin Coroner's Court. The 24-year-old student was abducted and murdered by...
Catherine O'Mahony: 'Stakes are sky-high over climate change, yet we mock and 'ah bless' teenagers' activism. But they're rightly angry and that's neither silly nor cute - it's serious' 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is seen on stage as she takes part in a protest calling for urgent measures to combat climate change, in Hamburg, Germany. Photo: REUTERS/Morris Mac...

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Micheál Martin: I will be the Taoiseach after the next election Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Picture: Steve Humphreys Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has declared he will be the Taoiseach after the next general election. In an exclusive interview with Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr Martin insisted that despite trailing Fine Gael leader Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the opinion polls he...
Savills warns of tough year but cites 'particularly strong' results from Ireland Savills Savills reported a 3pc fall in profits as the estate agency warned of a tough year ahead due to economic and political uncertainty. The group made a pre-tax profit of £109.4m (€127m) in 2018 compared with £112.4m (€131m) the year earlier. However, revenue increased 10pc to £1.76bn (€2bn) thanks to...
© Reuters. The dollar made a bullish start to the week. Investing.com – The dollar advanced against its rivals Monday following...
Leinster secure Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster for two more seasons, but John Fogarty is in demand Stuart Lancaster, left, and Leo Cullen have signed new contracts with Leinster Leinster will go forward with their Champions Cup winning coaching partnership of Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster for the next two seasons after the pair agreed new contracts. The province announced that Cullen...
Beto O’Rourke says he is running for US president He told a Texas TV station that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Beto O’Rourke confirmed the news to a Texas TV station (Kathy Willens/AP) US Democrat Beto O’Rourke has said he is running for president in 2020. The former Texas congressman sent a text message to TV station KTSM on Wednesday afternoon...

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