In an open letter to the HSE an NUI Galway medical graduate has said students are unable to complete their medical training in Ireland as a result of the high demand for “intern” positions this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

International students are unable to complete their medical training in Ireland due to the high demand for “intern” positions this year. The Royal Co(...)

The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, where a three-week festival, Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, will take place next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The lead-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising presents many opportunities to reflect on the diverse and complex history of this island. And think(...)

About 190,000 Irish people are thought to suffer from diabetes, and that number is expected to rise. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ireland is taking an increasingly active role in diabetes research, helping to drive some of the latest technologies and winning a greater share of(...)

Prof Ray Stallings, Director of Research and Prof of Cancer Genetics at RCSI

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is to invest €50 million in a major drive to expand its research activities. The five-year investment plan wi(...)

Beaux Lane House: Reputed to have been developed at a cost of about €20m

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)has sold a substantial office block at the rear of Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre to Germa(...)

Ina Woods, Lab Manager of the RCSI Physiology & Medical Physics Department

Have you always wanted to be a doctor, nurse or dentist? Maybe you made up potions in your make-believe pharmacy? Or perhaps it’s an idea you’ve only (...)

The need for transparency goes beyond the final results and, equally, applies to disclosing that a trial is being carried out. Photograph: Thinkstock

To mark tomorrow’s International Clinical Trials Day, the Health Research Board – Trials Methodology Research Network (hrb-tmrn.ie) organised a wri(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, president of DCU: a group chaired by him has made a series of recommendations for improving medical training and working conditions which are  being implemented. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Young Irish doctors and nurses are emigrating because of difficult working conditions, poor training and career opportunities, rather than for financi(...)

Patricia Arquette as Mary Aiken in the new TV series CSI: Cyber, which is ‘an incredible platform to educate and inform’ viewers about the role of digital forensics, according to Aiken

“Criminals will do things online because there’s a perception that nobody’s in charge. And guess what? That’s because nobody’s in charge . . . No wond(...)

There are five radiologists per 100,000 population in Ireland compared with 7.8 in Germany and 11.3 in France, says Royal College of Surgeons.

The highest standards of practice cannot compensate for the current shortage of radiologists in Ireland, the faculty of radiologists has said. The fac(...)