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Research conducted by the University of Illinois shows that eating two servings of broccoli a day can reduce the risk of lung, stomach and colon cancer by up to 50 percent.
Broccoli contains a sulphur compound called sulforaphane which combats cancerous cells.
Is this the funniest Irish video ever? It could well be.
Newswhip.ie discovered this clip on an Irish comedian David O'Doherty's Twitter page.
The You-Tube video shows Justice Minister Brian Lenihan and the former Fianna Fail leader Brian Cowen among other cabinet leaders, as cartoon characters performing a version of Elton John’s track “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”.
The video opens with the title “Special broadcast on behalf of the Irish Government, Fianna Fail & Green Party”.
Macklemore, an Irish American rapper’s song “Irish Celebration” describes the Irish people as a bunch of “freckled-face husters”. In this video he speaks about drinking pints and features footage of old men drinking stout in pubs and men in balaclavas throwing petrol bombs.
Is this really his image of Ireland?
Jim Corr, musician and member of the Corrs spoke about his conspiracy theories on Ireland's most popular chat show "The Late Late Show".
Jim, one of the founding members of the Corrs, along with his three sisters spoke about:
Whiskey In The Jar
The survey carried out by the National Youth Council of Ireland also found that nine out of 10 of Ireland's unemployed youth believe that unemployment has a negative effect on their well-being. Fifty percent also said that they found the quality of information and support available to them was below par.
James Doorley, Assistant Director at the National Youth Council of Ireland told the Irish Examiner "This research confirmed to us that the consequences are severe for young people if the high and rising level of unemployment is not dealt with quickly and effectively...The current services provided by FÁS and the Department of Social Protection are not co-ordinated, incoherent, over-stretched and in many cases unsuitable or not geared towards the needs of the young people it is meant to serve."
The Economic and Social Research Institute has estimated that 50,000 people will emigrate from Ireland in 2011. They also calculate that 25,000 jobs will be lost but that the economy will grow by 1.5 percent with exports increasing by six percent.
They estimate that employment in Ireland will average at 13.5 percent this year but that is will drop slightly in 2012 to 13 percent.
The number of people emigrating (50,000 in 2011) is compared to the 44,000 people who left Ireland at the height of the 1980s emigration.
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He will be visiting Ireland in association with a number of charities who work with children caught in conflict. Sources have revealed that he will visit Southill.
Since 1959 the Dalai Lama has received 84 honorary doctorates and international awards and has written more than 72 books.
Today's carton in the Irish Times, by the ever witty and brilliant Martyn Turner, sums up Prime Minister Brian Cowen's position in parliament.
On Tuesday night Brian Cowen was victorious in a vote of confidence taken in the Fianna Fail party meeting. Currently the parties popularity lies at 14 percent while Cowen's is at a record low of eight percent.
A general election will likely take place in March.
The Irish Independent reported that these smaller schools make up one sixth of all the facilities in Ireland despite the fact that some of them only have seven students.
Although the department has said that it does not plan on carrying out a large-scale school closure they also pointed out that these schools receive over €30,000 in grants which cost the government over €20,000.
He said As I was leaving Ireland yesterday, we reached a new record in electricity coming from our wind…Wind energy output was 1,250 MW, powering over 800,000 homes.”
“In just over three years, we have doubled the amount of renewable energy in Ireland, while at the same time reducing electricity prices. We have insulated over 110,000 homes and will soon be launching a plan to reach one million Irish homes over the next decade.”
Over the weekend it emerged that the bank had been untruthful regarding the extent of bonuses given to staff, the AG and the Department of Finance are now investigating the matter.
The Irish Bank signed a subscription agreement when the government bailed the troubled bank out in 2009 where they agreed to disclose all payments of bonuses between the years 2006 and 2008.
GAA clubs across Ireland are losing 250 players a month to emigration. Over the last couple of years GAA clubs in London and New York were struggling to field teams but now they are seeing a huge surge in members.
The number of players who have asked to transfer from Irish clubs to GAA clubs overseas in 2010 jumped by 45 percent. There were 960 applications made last year which is up 300 on the numbers who applied in 2008.
According to the Sunday Business Post Ireland’s GAA has lost 2,290 players since 2008.
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