Dr Percival McCormack: “I have found my life’s work in space medicine – fortuitously. To those who would seriously desire to enter this field, all I can say is: try, try and try again. And in the meantime, maximise your medical and scientific skills.”  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

(...) interested in human spaceflight, and wrote many papers on the health risks facing astronauts. In 2001(...)

The proportion of full-time workers who are on temporary contracts has doubled in the past decade or so, up from 5 per cent to 10 per cent. Illustration: John Holcroft/Ikon/Getty

(...) is very important in people’s lives,” she says. “Almost every parent wants their child to be able to(...)

The Child and Family Agency Tusla said it  had initiated measures to address the concerns.

Serious concerns have been flagged about the safety of child protection services in north Dublin(...)

Mourners attend the funeral mass of Martina and Larry Hayes (inset) in Athlone. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

(...)”. The chief mourner at the funeral was the couple’s only child Sinead. Representatives of Mr Hayes(...)

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(...) cuddly little child is going to grow up to blame you for everything. The terrible twos are nothing(...)

JK Rowling founded Lumos after reading about children being kept in caged beds. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

(...)’s light-giving spell, has commissioned the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway to(...)

Notices requiring immediate action on unsafe practices at the HSE-run Cregg House centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Co Sligo have not been acted on, the State’s health watchdog has said. Image: Google Streetview.

(...) intellectual disabilities in Co Sligo have not been acted on, the State’s health watchdog has said. Previous(...)

Amnesty Ireland director Colm O’Gorman. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Monday, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar revealed that 26 terminations were carried out in 2014 under the(...)

Neven and his wife Amelda with their three-year-old twins Lucia and Connor, who are bigs fans of fruit, fish, spaghetti and mild cheeses.

(...) in the early days shapes our health in latter years. For plenty more exposure to sound nutrition(...)

A typical cycle of abuse is a rise in tension, followed by an explosion, followed by what’s called the “hearts and flowers” stage

(...) absurdly named Tusla, which is in fact the Child and Family Agency, was to cut Women’s Aid’s statutory(...)