Sovaldi, a once-a-day prescription medicine used to treat hepatitis C. Manufacturer Gilead Sciences is working out how to bring the drug, which infamously retails in the US at $1,000 a pill, for relatively next to nothing to low income countries around the world.

Gregg Alton has what seems like a disorienting job at Gilead Sciences. He’s paid to figure out how to sell the drug Sovaldi, which infamously re(...)

Inter-railing around Europe is a time-honoured student tradition. Photograph: Thinkstock

Students get about four months of freedom in the summer. Chances are you will never get this opportunity again, so use it wisely. But you need to sta(...)

The mother of a killed Ukrainian journalist (unidentified) holds a candle and a sign reading ‘’Impunity kills’ during a memorial rally to mark the 13th anniversary of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze’s murder at the Independence square in Kiev on September 16, 2013

It’s a dangerous time for journalists, according to Dunja Mijatovic, the outgoing representative on freedom of the media at the Organisation for Secur(...)

Donnie Campbell and Andrew Murray high in the Namib Dunes. Photograph: Johnny Graham, DigitalPict Photography

There is no doubt that ultra-running medic Andrew Murray is up for a challenge. The doctor has completed an ultra-marathon on each continent in seven (...)

Some researchers question whether dogs experience feelings like love and loyalty, or whether their winning ways are just a matter of instincts that evolved because being a hanger-on is an easier way to make a living than running down elk.

Before humans milked cows, herded goats or raised hogs, before they invented agriculture, or written language, before they had permanent homes, and mo(...)

Rowers Gearoid Towey and Ciarán Lewis in their Atlantic Challenge craft before the dramatic capsize in 2006.

Exactly 10 years ago, Gearóid Towey was well known in rowing but not in the wider community. Within weeks he would become front page news. Towey and(...)

In this image  from video, Hyeon Soo Lim, who pastors the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, is escorted to his sentencing in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/APTN

North Korea’s highest court has sentenced a South Korea-born Canadian pastor to hard labour for life for subversion, China’s official news agency Xin(...)

Ireland is to attempt to get an ancient practice included on the Unesco list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage – the game of hurling. Unesc(...)

Kevin (34), from Monkstown, Co Dublin, studied geology at Trinity College Dublin and left Ireland in 2004 “for work and adventure”. He spent tw(...)

Some 150 people attended the annual Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum in  Shanghai on Friday. Photograph: Getty

Shanghai hosted hundreds of Irish people for the biggest meeting to date of Irish expatriates in Asia on Friday. Senior Irish business figures (...)