Andy Burnham, a contender for the leadership of the British Labour party, has defended his plans to renationalise Britain’s railways. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has defended his plans to renationalise Britain’s railways, insisting the scheme would pay for itself. The sh(...)

Aidan Halligan: in what was to be his last job he was director of Well North, an organisation with a brief to try to improve the health of the underprivileged across the north of England.

“Patients want to know how much you care before they want to know how much you know.”With these words, Irish doctor Aidan Halligan, who rose to the to(...)

The Government’s data site is in its initial stages as Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin admitted in a meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new open-data portal is not yet where it would like it to be, Minister Brendan Howlin said in a Department of Public Expenditure and (...)

Trustwater chief executive Edmond O’Reilly (centre) with ‘The Irish Times’ InterTradeIreland 2013 Innovation Overall Winner Award. Also pictured (from left) are Thomas Hunter McGowan, chief executive of InterTradeIreland, Liam Kavanagh, managing director, ‘The Irish Times’, Kevin Keane (Trustwater) and Chris Horn, founder of IONA Technologies.

2012: Gabriel ScientificHaving won the overall Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awa(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne and chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander leave the Treasury for the House of Commons ahead of the chancellor  delivering a spending review. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters.

Ten of thousands of British public sector workers are to lose their automatic annual pay rises, chancellor George Osborne said today as he unveiled a (...)

Cancer screening

Screening for breast cancer is one of a number of carefully developed health screening initiatives that have been put in place in health systems acros(...)