Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant: decades of research says that fluoride at low concentrations has no ill-effects on human health. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Anti-fluoride campaigners say that our water is being poisoned by a toxic and dangerous chemical. Ignorant or downright scheming scientists and jou(...)

Mother and daughter: Anne and Áine Lawlor.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Anne Lawlor’s daughter, Áine, was 15 when she received her diagnosis. She has the rare condition 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, which is caused by the (...)

Phil Baty, rankings editor at Times Higher Education, said: “This is a real shock result for Ireland – not only has TCD fallen further away from the world top 100 list, but UCD has plummeted out of the top 200 altogether.” Photograph:  ThinkStock 1:31

UCD has fallen out of the world’s top 200 universities in a prestigious global league table, just three years after it dropped out of the top 100.The (...)

The old anatomy building inTrinity College will be open for events during the festival. More than 800 Trinity medical graduates fought in the first World War.

The name Almroth Wright will mean little to military historians but this graduate of Trinity College Dublin was responsible for saving more lives than(...)

Parents: Naghmeh and Brett King talk about their son and their arrest in Spain. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

The furore over Ashya King, the seriously ill British five-year-old whose parents removed him from medical care last week and brought him to Spain,(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has welcomed the revised LRC proposals for hospital consultants. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Any hospital consultants taking up a post under the new proposed new higher pay scales will have to sign up to the Haddington Road agreement, the Depa(...)

Champion runner Catherina McKiernan (centre) sets the pace with the Royal College of Surgeons running group. Photograph: Ray Lohan/RCSI

Eight weeks ago, I committed to running a 5k for research purposes: namely, this article. Born with two left feet and an innate inability to particip(...)

Airlift: western health workers have been flown home for treatment. Photograph: Ignacio Gil/ABC/Reuters

It starts with flu-like symptoms, progresses to nausea and vomiting and, in fatal cases, ends in confusion and unstoppable bleeding, internally and ex(...)

Skin is the largest organ of the body, and makes up about 15 per cent of our body weight. Photograph: Getty Images

It is exquisitely tailored, smooth and beautifully finished yet hard-wearing, fully water-proof and breathable. It also has all the extras you migh(...)

International reach: the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Following a three-way pitch, Publicis D has won the advertising account for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).It’s the college’s first a(...)