RHA president Mick O’Dea, Prof Cathal Kelly, chief executive/registrar RCSI, Kevin O’Sullivan, editor of The Irish Times and Declan Magee, president of the RCSI announcing details of the new award. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A new €15,000 award will celebrate the contribution that art makes to the healing process. The award is being funded and organised by the Royal Colleg(...)

Secondary school students witness a live Caesarean section as part of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s transition year programme. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

‘If you think this is getting a bit bloody or gruesome, or you’re feeling faint, I suggest you step outside,” the gynaecologist warns. There is a s(...)

HydroxyColl can be used to improve bone structure for people suffering with osteoporosis

A fledgling Irish medtech company is looking to raise €15 million to develop and commercialise revolutionary technology that will allow doctors to rep(...)

The shortage of personnel in the health sector is so acute the HSE is actively recruiting for doctors and specialist nurses

As in the private sector, employers in the public sector are also increasingly on the hunt for staff. With the recruitment moratorium now ended, many(...)

High achiever: Conor Gallagher of St Michael’s College, Ballsbridge, got nine A1s in the Leaving Certificate last year.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Annual feeder schools results published this week show how many students progressed from individual second-level schools to higher education. The gre(...)

David Lane: a   “surgeon’s surgeon” who operated on many doctors and other surgeons. He was also oboist with the Dublin Baroque Players

David Lane, who has died aged 88, was an outstanding and admired Dublin surgeon and an accomplished musician. He spent his working career in what is (...)

The fragmented transport links in Dublin means students in disadvantaged areas are more likely to attend their local IT rather than heading to university

Students in more affluent areas in the capital are progressing to college at a rate up to four time those of pupils in disadvantaged areas. When brok(...)

Countess Constance Markievicz in military gear.

The role that Irish women played during the Easter Rising will be highlighted as part of the third annual Explore Your Archive campaign, which starts (...)

Michael Thai Trung King, who is to be conferred with a PhD from the RCSI. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

They arrived, wrapped in Aer Lingus blankets, to a cold and blustery Dublin Airport in the winter of 1981. To many, they were simply the “Boat People”(...)

Michelle Corrigan, at home in Swords, Co Dublin, with her three-year-old twins, Eric and Sean, whose lives were saved by the use of ground- breaking surgery at the Rotunda hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Imagine an aeroplane full of small children that’s careening out of control. The airline – let’s call it HSEAir – doesn’t have a brilliant reputati(...)