When we entered our internship, we were told to treat our patients in ways that we didn’t think were humane.

They say you should never meet your heroes. Well, I’m about to meet one of mine. Dr Stephen Bergman, aka Samuel Shem, the author of the classic medica(...)

Waves crash over the lighthouse at Porthcawl, Wales, February 1, 2016. Gale force winds are affecting parts of Wales. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

It’s St Bridget’s day, when we traditionally celebrate the arrival of Spring but instead we are battening down the hatches as Storm Henry sweeps in. (...)

Created in China, how China is becoming a global innovator by Georges Haouer and Max Von Zedtwitz

With concern rising about the economic health of China, this interesting and well researched look at how the global superpower is transforming itself (...)

An array of illegal branded cigarettes and tobacco seized in the State in the past week. Photograph: Revenue

A total of more than 9.5 million cigarettes have been seized as part of intelligence-led operations in the State in the last week. Revenue officers (...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi (right) prepares to shake hands with US secretary of state John Kerry  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing,  January 27th, 2016. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea topped the agenda as US secretary of state John Kerry met Chines(...)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: its executive MBA programme was established in 1964

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first MBA graduate awards. The school’s executive(...)

 Mary Lawlor, founder and director of Front Line Defenders: “Ireland and the EU must be as strong speaking up for human rights defenders in countries where they have political and strategic interests as they are when it comes to the usual suspects,” she said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 157 human rights activists were killed or died in detention in 25 countries last year, according to the advocacy group Front Line Defenders. T(...)

In October, the US Navy sent the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, on patrol within  12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in the Spratly archipelago. China responded by accusing Washington of having a “cold war mentality”. Photograph: Evan Kenny/EPA/US Navy

Was there a more potent image in 2015 to represent China’s newfound confidence in matters of foreign policy than the satellite photograph of a land r(...)

 A South African police services forensic investigator examines  the carcass of a white rhino:  A South African court lifted a ban on domestic trade in rhinoceros horns last month, reigniting a debate between those who claim that a legal trade  could help stem the poaching crisis and those who say it would only worsen it. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty

in Johannesburg The US government is stepping up efforts in Johannesburg to combat illegal wildlife poaching, an expanding criminal enterprise in Sout(...)