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Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat

Almost every species of lemur, wide-eyed primates unique to Madagascar, is under threat of extinction. That is the conclusion of an international group of conservationists, who carried out an assessment of the animals’ status. This “Primate Specialist Group” reviewed and compared the latest research into lemur populations and the threats …

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Varadkar: No convincing evidence of land bubble

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied that Ireland has a land bubble problem, despite the suggestion by the state financial agency last month. National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) chief executive Conor O’Kelly said there was a clear “market failure” when he was questioned during the final Dail Public Accounts Committee in …

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