Known today as norovirus, its alias, the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is a misnomer, with year-round outbreaks occurring, albeit with a winter peak.Photograph: Thinkstock

In the gazetteer of human illness, and forever associated with the most common cause of acute infectious gastroenteritis in western Europe and North (...)

I left Dublin in September 2007 to go to the Berkshire town of Reading, and complete my final two years of university in London. Before the days of Sk(...)

The cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates,  and his wife Melinda established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, turning it into the wealthiest charitable foundation in history. Photograph: Steve Sands/FilmMagic

Mark Zuckerberg is the latest in a long line of business executives who have decided to give away much of their fortune. At just 31, however, he is a(...)

Peter Sutcliffe: was given 20 life terms for the murder of 13 women and the attempted murder of seven others in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester after being convicted at the Old Bailey in 1981. Photograph: PA

The Yorkshire Ripper should be returned to prison after psychiatrists said he is no longer mentally ill, according to the son of the first woman kille(...)

“I assumed that the raging energies of curiosity and sensation would be kept in check here. What’s happened to Pat Carey over the last week shows that I was wrong.” Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

In August 2014, BBC television broadcast live footage of a raid by South Yorkshire police on the home of a 73-year old man in Berkshire. The home belo(...)

Sarah Doran: “The biggest difference I have seen between the NHS and the HSE is the waiting times.”

Shortly after graduating with a degree in speech and language therapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2013, Sarah Doran got a temporary job as a hom(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge photographed  with Prince George (with permission) at Princess Charlotte’s christening at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk. File photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Kensington Palace has accused paparazzi photographers of harassing Prince George, saying the royal toddler had become their “number one target” and ac(...)

Kraft Heinz is now Mr Buffett’s second-biggest stock investment, ahead of Coca-Cola and International Business Machines. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

Warren Buffett helped take over Heinz in 2013 and facilitated its combination with Kraft Foods this year. His prize: a stake of about $24 billion in(...)

The trial will start on March 7th next in the Old Bailey in London.

The trial of a doctor and two nurses on charges on manslaughter over the death of an African woman living in Ireland after she had an abortion at Lond(...)

Jonathan Joseph burst onto the international scene in this season’s Six Nations Championship, finishing it as the top try scorer. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some sporting cross-pollination as a child is often the genesis for exceptional athletes. Jonathan Joseph sashayed his way through the Six Nations Cha(...)