Prof Kevin Imrie, president-elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, said the current training model at Physicians had served Ireland well but changes were warranted due to factors such as changing health
care demands and Ireland’s ageing population.

Ten recommendations to improve training in specialist medical practice

Paudie O’Connor with his cousin Joe O’Connor of the Castleisland- based Rhyno Mills with the best retailer award they won in Brighton. Photograph: John Reidy

Animal feed production company Rhyno Mills relies on speed and value and is charging ahead

Brian and Norma Rohan with their children, Emily (11 months) and Julie (2),  on the family farm in Shanahoe, Co Laois. Brian’s father, Liam, died in a farm accident. Photograph: Pat Moore.

Bereaved family starts support group for people affected by farm deaths

Claire O’Connor: “People are more optimistic now.”

Sweet success for Franco-Irish patisserie founders

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: took over in March after the resignation of Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Senior roles including DPP, Chief Justice and Attorney General now held by women

Fifty-nine nursing homes reported 95 allegations of misconduct by nursing home staff or employers to Hiqa last year. Photograph: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

195 nursing homes report 373 cases of alleged, suspected or confirmed abuse to Hiqa

Total of almost 8,700 issues identified last year

FF stalwart Seán Power a late addition to the ticket

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