Ideally, all prospective parents should seek professional health screening at least six months prior to a planned pregnancy.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Preconception care is where it’s at today for men and women wanting to have a healthy baby. What’s more, the nutritional status of a mother can have l(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the Constitution. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Homelessness campaigner Sister Stanislaus Kennedy has called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the constitution. Speaking at the Ma(...)

USI president Kevin Donoghue met Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan (above) last week to discuss the housing shortage facing students, and said “our conversations have been productive and there is an appetite to do something about it”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is being urged to act on recommendations from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to tackle the student accommo(...)

UCC’s student centre: the university is to boost its international student cohort from 14 per cent to 20 per cent. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The scramble for student accommodation is expected to be worse than ever this September, and an analysis completed by the Higher Education Authority ((...)

People listen to Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh as he leads a memorial service for Irish students killed in a balcony collapse in Berkely  at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP

About 1,800 people, including an estimated 400 J-1 students, attended a remembrance mass in New York City for the six students killed in the Berkeley (...)

Golfer Paul McGinley:  “I am now no longer involved in the business.” Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has taken a mulligan following a premature suggestion last year by Clubstohire. com that the golfer had “in(...)

The remains of Olivia Burke are taken from Dublin Airport. The first funerals in Dublin of victims of the Berkeley balcony disaster will take place this morning.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

The first funerals in Dublin of victims of the Berkeley balcony disaster will take place this morning. Eoghan Culligan’s funeral will be held at 11(...)

Mourners arrive at a vigil for four Irish students who died when a Berkeley apartment balcony collapsed on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Oakland California. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP

Family and friends of six Irish students killed in Tuesday’s balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, are gathering for the joint funeral of Ashley D(...)

People gather at the Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center Park to mourn the loss of the six Irish students who died in an early Tuesday morning balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images 3:04

The bodies of four of the six Irish students who died after a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California earlier this week are due to be brought back t(...)

Eoghan Culligan (21) had just completed his third year in supply chain management and logistics at Dublin Institute of Technology. Mr Culligan died in the Berkeley tragedy.

Eoghan Culligan has been remembered by friends and former teachers as an excellent student, sportsman and fun-loving “all-rounder”. Mr Culligan (21)(...)