The report by Community Foundation for Ireland found public transport services were  a top priority, followed by the quality of education, walking, early childhood development, mobility and transport for older people, literacy levels and the affordability of everyday life. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish people prioritise the quality of public transport services above all else, are most unhappy with housing and property, and place a relatively l(...)

Danish designers Jonas Edvard  and Nikolaj Steenfatt  have used seaweed to create  a collection of beautiful items for the home, prototyping a dining chair and a series of lampshades made from it

1 A seating sea change  Seaweed, a resource in which Ireland is rich, has often been an underrated material. You can swaddle sushi in i(...)

Roche shares fall as much as 4.1 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Roche Holding AG, the world’s largest seller of cancer drugs, said the Swiss franc’s surge may strip 9 percentage points from growth in operating prof(...)

Scott McCauley, associate scientist at the Gilead Sciences, makes human proteins at the Gilead laboratory in Foster City, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Anne Strange was too ill to dance at the evening reception when her daughter, Debbie, married in November but just being there was enough. The 63-year(...)

Basel-based Roche, which will buy US-based Foundation through a combination of outstanding and newly issued shares

Roche will acquire a majority stake in molecular and genomic analysis firm Foundation Medicine for up to $1.18 billion, it said on Monday, in a move t(...)

In a word

There are some things I just do not understand about our otherwise excellent people at the Met Office. One is why they don’t give the wind-chill facto(...)

Mary Rose Kelly (right) in action against New York’s Alisha Jordan in the All-Ireland Ladies Football Junior Championship Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Sportsfile 1:08

Goalkeepers never like to talk about the one that got away, but for Mary Rose Kelly, one particular goal in October 2013 simply couldn’t be helped. Co(...)

Roche said today it would discontinue a late-stage study of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug after it failed to prove effective, underlying the diffic(...)

Sylvia Roche Kelly, from Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, was killed in December, 2007,  while in Limerick celebrating her 33rd birthday.

The State has asked the High Court to halt an action for damages brought against it by the widower of murdered mother of two Sylvia Roche Kelly. The b(...)

Stephanie Roche: “I’m happy. It’s been great. I’m not nervous. People tell me I’m in with a good shot and it’s the best goal. I’d love to go to the ceremony.”

By next Monday, the denizens at world soccer body Fifa will be down to the top three goals scored in the past 12 months. Thousands of strikes t(...)