Ireland has found the H5N8 bird flu strain in a wild duck in the south eastern town of Wexford, the agriculture department said on Friday.
The Irish government, aiming to change the country's "damaging attitude to alcohol", approved plans for minimum prices for drinks.
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'It gets better with age, the best is yet to come' is a quote we often refer to when we talk of wine, but now there's another contender - a 2000-years old lump of butter ...
Wassail has a dozen hard ciders on draft, five by the glass and more than 80 in bottles, from cider makers in Chile, England, France, Ireland, Spain and the United States.
More than 17,000 women in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand were questioned, with confusion over guidelines blamed for the figures.
Good bread and good butter are two of the best things to eat in Ireland, no matter what the calendar date.