Rose of Tralee  Elysha Brennan pictured in Tralee’s town park  on her firse day as the Rose of Tralee . Photograph: Domnick Walsh 4:35

The new Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan (22) insists she will be her own woman. She admits there was an “ongoing joke” among the other Roses that they (...)

Prof Arnie Hill, head of the medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Prof Arnie Hill greets me in the foyer of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) with a friendly smile and a warm handshake. As we enter t(...)

There are many different types of cancer within the head and neck, each with their own tissue characteristics and biological behaviour. Photograph: Thinkstock

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a daunting experience for anyone. It has an impact not only on the patient, but on their family and friends. Follow(...)

Of the more than 300 million surgical procedures worldwide in 2012, only 6 per cent were performed in countries that comprise 37 per cent of the world population. Photograph: PA

Across the world this year, many more people will die from lack of access to safe surgery and anaesthesia than from malaria, HIV/Aids and tuberculosis(...)

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 (...)