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Ivana Bacik: 'Gender quotas are necessary to help tackle hidden bias'    Stock photo: PA I was delighted at the announcement that the Government will establish women-only professorships in third-level institutions to tackle structural gender inequality. This initiative is very necessary. Despite equal numbers of women and men entering academic careers, women make up less than a quarter of professors; we have...
'Its a business decision' - Top British racehorse trainer's milk empire runs its course Trainer Colin Tizzard. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire It is goodbye Daisy, Buttercup, Marigold and Henrietta. Well, not quite, as most modern dairy cows answer to a three-figure number stamped on their backsides, but 60 years of milk production at Venn Farm will come to an end on Tuesday...
FAI apologise to McLoughlin for invitation 'complete oversight' Alan McLoughlin is hoping to get the chance to pay tribute to Ireland’s supporters at a future international. Photo: Barry Cregg/SPORTSFILE The FAI has apologised to 1993 Windsor Park hero Alan McLoughlin for a "complete oversight" in not inviting him to tomorrow night's friendly against Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. The game falls almost...
Agri-tech firm MagGrow raises €3m Technical field: The firm helps farmers by focusing on issues with the spraying of pesticides on crops. Stock image Dublin agricultural technology company MagGrow has raised €3m in funding. The capital will be used to accelerate growth in its target markets. Funds will also be allocated to R&D initiatives both internally and with third party research partners to...
Editorial: 'We need positive action to smash the glass ceiling' 'Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he hopes to see 20 women members of his party in the next Dáil. His record has been less than impressive in bringing women into Cabinet.' Stock picture There is an impulse to stand up to the generational narcissism that decrees we must always change the...
Oil price slump weighs on FTSE 100 as Trump urges against supply cut The blue-chip index was also put under pressure by a rally in the pound. Donald Trump has urged Saudi Arabia and other major oil exporters not to cut production (Niall Carson/PA) Oil prices resumed their decline on Tuesday as Donald Trump urged Saudi Arabia and other major oil exporters...
Revolut uses machine learning tech to protect customers against 'savvy' card fraud crime Revolut Revolut has invested in machine learning technology in order in the fight against card fraud and money laundering. The fintech firm is using computational techniques, employing algorithms to give them the information to better protect their customers. Revolut currently serves more than 100,000 customers in Ireland, with 40pc using...
Jury takes less than an hour to convict man of Melbourne car ramming murders He will be sentenced in January. James Gargasoulas, who drove a car through a crowd on a pedestrian-only Australian street last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, has been found guilty of murder (Lachlan V/AP) A 28-year-old has been found guilty of six counts of murder...
Irish colleges falling behind global education peers in digital drive for student recruitment Piero Tintori, CEO and Founder, TERMINALFOUR Irish universities and colleges are falling behind their global peers when it comes to attracting students through digital marketing channels. Recent research has shown that higher education institutions here must be more flexible in adapting their online strategies to engage existing and potential...
WATCH: Shocking CCTV footage shows pedestrian shoved in front of taxi during rush hour Shocking CCTV footage has been released of a "horrified" pedestrian being shoved in front of a taxi after brushing shoulders with another man. The victim was walking along New Bridge Street in the City of London at around 8am on July 23 when he was pushed into...

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