Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

Communication is, arguably, the biggest problem facing science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). It’s not always easy to grasp the complex(...)

 Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital has increased in recent weeks following the closure of 33 beds, with a 26 per cent increase in the number of patients left on trolleys during the first four months of 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Beaumont Hospital should go off-call “for an extended period” due to the dangerously high levels of overcrowding in the emergency department, the Iris(...)

The Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: David Sleator

Officials in Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s department are working on proposals that could see the historic Rotunda Hospital move to a new locatio(...)

All international and local research shows higher levels of education increase your employability as well as your salary

Young people throughout the EU are the biggest cohort of victims of the current economic crisis. Their rate of unemployment ranges from mid-20 per cen(...)

Colin Joyce threatened to release confidential information about 1,300 patients and have their details posted on Wikipedia. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

A Cork medical school dropout who sent threatening letters to 10 of his past supervisors and tutors at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)(...)

In a letter to HSE director general Tony O’Brien, Dr O’Connell said his wife had got an academic position in Australia “and I wish to return to Australia to pursue other employment opportunities”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The “much-reduced” salary in Ireland compared with Australia was too much of a financial challenge for him, according to the doctor who stepped dow(...)

The effect of a benzodiazepine is calming without too much sedation, although they usually cause tiredness. The drug works by increasing the power of the brain’s natural calmer, the neurotransmitter GABA. Photograph: Stockbyte

“Kids are different today, I hear ev’ry mother say Mother needs something today to calm her down And though she’s not really ill, there’s a little y(...)

Students watch a live Caesarean section in the Robert Adams Theatre, Beaumont Hospital via video link from the Rotunda Hospital, as part of the MiniMed School programme for transition years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:26

“We’re putting a retractor in which is holding the bladder down out of the way. This is the uterus here.”Those were the words of Prof Fergal Malone, h(...)

 The college’s programme in Bahrain has been accredited for five years by the Irish Medical Board. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland programme in Bahrain has been accredited by the Irish Medical Council for a period of five years following (...)

University Hospital Galway: one of the Saolta group of hospitals, along with Mayo General Hospital, Sligo Regional Hospital, Roscommon Hospital and Letterkenny General Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke

The HSE has directed its internal audit unit to review the circumstances of how a private company won a contract to install critical quality and safe(...)