The UAE procedure deprives fibroids of their rich blood supply and they commonly shrink by 40-60 per cent within six months. Photograph: Thinkstock

Until 20 years ago about half of the women referred by their GPs with heavy menstrual bleeding would eventually have required a hysterectomy. With up (...)


John Purcell (left) with Michael Fingletion and Michael Walsh at an Irish Nationwide Building Society
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The Central Bank has failed to stop a former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society pursuing various claims against it, including of neglige(...)

‘Beloved on the Earth’ by composer Linda Buckley, above, is an evocative, subtly coloured piece that is consistently engaging

Charles Hazlewood’s words, at the National Concert Hall last Tuesday lunchtime, echoed down the week. Introducing the first of his four Great Symph(...)

Kelley Lonergan: She sounds like a natural. Her voice is lovely to listen to, and she makes it sound as if it’s easy to produce

Composers write music about the strangest of subjects, and that’s probably to be expected when there are words involved. But it would have been a rema(...)

Some of the damage caused by the earthquake: Photograph: Reuters

Irish Lottery winners on a trip to San Francisco were woken by the biggest Californian earthquake in 25 years.Josephine Dunne and her husband Gerry f(...)

‘The super-short concert is a very interesting concept. The one at Happy Day Enniskillen International Beckett Festival by French soprano Léa Trommenschlager (above) with pianist Julius Drake, was a model of its kind’

The winner of the inaugural ESB Feis Ceoil Orchestral Conducting Competition in April was Elaine Kelly from Cork. It’s good to see the Feis taking (...)

File photo of former INBS executives Michael Fingleton, Terence Cooney and David Brophy. Photograph: Eric Luke

MARY CAROLAN An application may be made to join accountancy firm KPMG as a defendant to a legal action arising from some €6 billion in losses at Iri(...)

Lucinda Creighton: As she sees it, the job of European commissioner should not be “a matter of patronage or rewarding those leaving the Oireachtas or Cabinet”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lucinda is annoying Enda again. Not that the Independent TD for Dublin South East is bothered. She vowed in the Dáil on Thursday to keep up the pre(...)

Former INBS director says the Central Bank and other State entities have joined together against him. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has alleged the Central Bank and other State entities have joined together in exposing h(...)

The Central Bank has asked the High Court to strike out legal claims against it which could make it liable for hundreds of million of euro in losses. (...)