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Pricewatch was asked to give a talk about the home of the future at the Ideal Home Show a couple of weeks back. The task seemed simple enough. We’ll (...)

An oil-rig is pictured amongst vessels moored along a row of shipyards northwest of Waterfront City on Batam island, in Indonesia’s Riau Islands Province

Oil prices slid on Monday after a meeting between major producing nations on a proposed output freeze fell apart, leaving the world grappling with an (...)

More Irish people are a healthy weight now than eight years ago. Photograph: Thinkstock

Obesity is in the news again. The latest global report on obesity trends in 200 countries from 1974 to 2014 was published in the Lancet in early April(...)

  Ireland is set to become the most obese country in Europe, with the UK, within a decade, according to a study. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland is set to become the most obese country in Europe, with the UK, within a decade, according to a study published in The Lancet. Irish men alre(...)

Radio presenter Louise McSharry.

On this week’s podcast, Louise McSharry, presenter of the accompanying radio programme for RTÉ’s Operation Transformation on 2fm, tells Roísín that s(...)

According to the reports yesterday, talks are ongoing but a deal has yet to be concluded.

Airline CityJet is understood to be close to being sold for the second time in as many years. Reports yesterday said that the commuter and short-haul(...)

For women, having a spare tyre increased the risk of death by up to 40 per cent. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A spare tyre round the middle of an otherwise average-sized body is more dangerous than being fat all over, research has shown. The discovery w(...)

Roy Kinnear: ‘It truly is paradise so I’m lucky to be working here even if that is on a 24/7 basis right now”

The first time Roy Kinnear visited the Seychelles was when he flew there to attend interviews for the role of chief executive with the national airlin(...)

As well as challenging the decision of the Minister for Defence to discharge him from the Permanent Defence Forces next month, Private Denis Dowd will seek a declaration that a Medical Corps Instruction, insofar as it refers to obesity, is repugnant to the Constitution.

A soldier who is considered too fat to serve his country can legally challenge a decision not to allow him extend his military service, the High Court(...)

Researchers at Galway university hospital followed up 118 morbidly obese patients after gastric bypass surgery and found long-term health benefits.  File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Thousands of Irish patients could have their life expectancy significantly increased and chronic diseases reversed following obesity surgery, new rese(...)