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From picture books for toddlers to gritty novels for teens, the best books to encourage reading over Easter   Reading trainJasper and ScruffAll Better!Charlie Changes Into A ChickenDangerous Games.Sam Hannigan and the Last DodoGood BoyThe Little Grey Girl.Jacob's Ladder.Jasper and Scruff.My Brother's Name Is Jessica.Hello LighthouseLightning Mary.High-Rise Mystery.Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!)Pog.Where are you, Puffling? A Skellig AdventureEva and the Perfect Rain.Other...

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New drama Years & Years reminds star of Black Mirror Rory Kinnear plays Stephen Lyons in the series penned by Russell T Davies. Rory Kinnear stars in Years and Years (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) A new series set to air on BBC One has parallels to Charlie Brooker’s popular dystopian drama Black Mirror, Rory Kinnear has said. The actor stars in Russell T Davies’s Years...
Community rallies to buy 20-year-old raising her five siblings a new car Samantha Rodriguez, 20, is raising her five younger siblings after their parents died of cancer. Samantha Rodriguez is raising her five younger siblings after both their parents died of cancer. (Orange County Sheriff’s Office/PA) A 20-year-old woman who is raising her five younger siblings after they lost their parents to...
Win 2 tickets to the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival With Easter just around the corner, we’re giving you the chance to win two tickets to one of the racing calendar’s biggest sporting and social occasions. We’re giving away two Bumper Bundle tickets for the Easter Monday programme at this year’s Fairyhouse Easter Festival. This includes admission,...
Casey plans to join same political group as Fine Gael if elected to EU    Formally entered: Peter Casey. Picture: David Conachy Businessman Peter Casey plans to join the same political grouping as Fine Gael if he is elected to the European Parliament. The former 'Dragons' Den' investor, who formally entered the race yesterday, says he would apply to be an independent member...
Ban on TikTok app would harm free speech, China's Bytedance tells India's top court State court asks federal government to ban TikTok app TikTok video content "unbearable", says state official Company asks Supreme Court to quash directive TikTok video app hugely popular in rural India The logo of TikTok application is seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture...
'Teething problems' for biomass energy plan Lack of infrastructure is hampering renewable scheme, writes Claire Fox Barry Caslin, bioenergy specialist at Teagasc The lack of infrastructure and understanding around biomass production will lead to teething problems for farmers interested in generating renewable energy, Teagasc energy specialist Barry Caslin has warned. Mr Caslin said Ireland is not going to meet its renewable heat targets...
Strong economy lifts Exchequer tax take as spending rises Finance minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Frank McGrath Tax receipts rose 7.1pc to €843m in the first quarter from a year earlier, helping the Government to a smaller budget deficit than forecast, despite a more than 6pc rise in gross voted spending. The Exchequer Deficit came in at €966m, some €149m better than a...
More understanding of 'silver economy' "We're all growing older and Ireland's older population is also growing. Nearly 20% of us are now over 65. We are living longer. We are generally healthier and more active than our predecessors. As we age our needs change. While that might be seen as a challenge, we believe it also creates an opportunity for...

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