The promenade from the Claddagh to the lighthouse on Mutton Island is one of the few places left in Galway city where citizens can walk without being deafened by traffic noise. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

It can be hard to be physically active at this time of year but walking by the sea in Galway is an easily made health choice. The promenade from the C(...)

Earlier this year The Economist magazine published an article on “the Francis effect” about how Pope Francis turned around Roman Catholic Global Inc i(...)

The new housing strategy, Social Housing Strategy 2020: Support, Supply, Reform, is not supportive or reforming enough. Apart from the provision of 35(...)

‘Women who agree to be surrogate mothers lie to themselves for nine months to avoid cognitive dissonance.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The recent Supreme Court judgment that the woman who gives birth must be the mother named on the birth certificate was fair and best for children. The(...)

Even though the HSE is less than 10 years old and An Garda Síochána is in existence for 90 years, the organisations are uncannily alike in the way the(...)

Society should be structured in such a way that women can easily combine children and a career. The egg-freezing stunt shows that their right to have children and a full-time job is just not taken seriously.

The offer made by Apple and Facebook to their female employees that the companies would contribute to the cost of “egg freezing” is a reminder that eq(...)

Children are strapped into buggies for the convenience of parents, often until they start school. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) and 25 partner organisations have launched a new mental health campaign called “little things”. (...)

 Why do we get so worked up about the negligible threat from Ebola and ignore real and present dangers, such as healthcare workers not washing their hands properly?

The hype about Ebola is similar to that surrounding Aids in the early 1980s. People feared infection because of homophobia and ignorance about transmi(...)

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Ever since Richard Nixon declared “war on cancer” in 1971, caregivers, patients and the media have used military language to talk about this disease. (...)

Table salt is made up of two minerals, sodium and chloride, so daily salt intake must be divided by 2.5 to calculate sodium intake. Photograph: Thinkstock

Healthy eating gets more complicated every day. New research into salt intake shows that too little or too much salt can cause health problems. Severa(...)