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What, when, where . . . guide to the best sport on tv. #SportOnTV 

Similar to shallow-water corals that build colourful reefs full of fish, #blackcorals  act as important habitats where fish and invertebrates feed and hide from predators in what is otherwise a mostly barren sea floor.

Every day, trash and wastewater from #SanJose  households and factories flood into the #TarcolesRiver , which vomits tires and plastic into the surrounding mangroves. Nevertheless, some 2,000 American Crocodiles have adapted to life in the toxic river.


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The Irish Times books of the year 2022: The best titles from fiction and sport to music and art

“Two nurses who had never met before were told that the only accommodation that the agency could source was a double bed. Three nurses who had never met before were offered three single beds in the one room,” said PhilSheaghdha, INMO general secretary.

World Cup history suggests Argentina and Germany can recover from bad starts

Late Late Toy Show: It’s only the first half, and already we’ve reached a state of transcendence

“We need to think in terms of a Green Friday rather than a Black Friday. Amazon takes its toll in terms of the climate and we need to find ways of doing things in a more sustainable way.”

It is the lack of privacy that really gets to nine-year-old Rachel. “I have nowhere to go when I’m annoyed,” she says. “I can lock myself in the bathroom, but I’m not allowed lock the door… If I’m upset, I get under my bed.”

Will the drive for holiday homes to house Ukrainian refugees work?

There ‘cannot be one law for the rich and one law for others’, says retiring Supreme Court judge

‘Robbed of dignity’: Free State’s Civil War dead remembered, but Government stays away


Scoops of the Week

‘This may be my last post.’ High-profile Iranians signal support for protests

Brexit has been blamed for a lot of woes this side of the Irish Sea — the latest being demise of the traditional thatched cottage.

The EU drugs agency has expressed concern at the growth in the supply and recreational use of laughing gas by young people across many countries including Ireland.

Roy Keane: "They shouldn’t have the World Cup here . . . The bottom line is, we are talking about common decency, how you treat people."

Taoiseach to discuss energy crisis, Ukraine with Macron in Paris

Sandymount residents are threatening legal action against Dublin City Council for allowing “dangerous and damaging” noise levels on the coastal Strand Road

John Delaney ordered to pay bulk of costs of failed claim of privilege over documents seized from FAI

Young entrepreneurs in Cork have launched a company that is aiming to help people tell the stories of their deceased loved ones via a discretely placed QR code on their gravestone.

CervicalCheck: Hostility towards campaign group ‘completely unacceptable’, says Scally

More students earn top grades - of 90% or more - in subjects such as English, science and business studies