RTÉ chairwoman Moya Doherty: “There are too many crows for us to handle.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Moya Doherty, the new chairwoman of the RTÉ board, is understood to be getting the guided tour to the inner workings of Montrose, where the sign on th(...)

Nutritionally poor: greater white-toothed shrew

An invasive shrew species is spreading rapidly across the south and midlands, in the process driving out the native pygmy shrew. This is bad news f(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country. A campaign to g(...)

From left, Dr Aoife Ryan, lecturer in nutritional sciences, UCC, Dr Derek Power, consultant medical oncologist, Cork and Mercy University Hospitals, Ann O’Connor, lecturer in culinary arts, Cork Institute of Technology, and Éadaoin Ní Bhuachalla, research dietitian, UCC. Photograph: Neil  Hurley

While many healthy people struggle to lose weight, the majority of patients with advanced cancer experience involuntary weight loss that can have a de(...)

Independent women: Beyoncé asks the big question

What does it mean to be a feminist these days? The centuries-old battle cry for women’s freedom has been absorbed into a more general appeal for ge(...)

New citizen Maria Guaman from Ecuador at the citizenship ceremony in UCC. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ireland is a place of diversity and openness where limitless possibilities exist for new arrivals, said Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald as she(...)

Minister for Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed 
that
a cross-Border inquiry into sex abuse allegations against paramilitaries is being considered by the Government. Photograph:
Collins

Minister for Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed a cross-Border inquiry into sex abuse allegations against paramilitaries is being cons(...)

The Cork Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre launched by Enda Kenny will be the latest in a network of 15 such facilities in the State Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today launch a €5 million technology centre in Cork designed to create new business opportunities for Irish financial ser(...)

Some properties pinned on superfoods are misleading: the iron in goji berries and cereals is wrapped up in plant compounds and is far less accessible than iron in meat. Photograph: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images

There is no limit to what goji berries can do for you: build vitality, improve eyesight, fight cancer, boost fertility and provide more iron than s(...)

Photograph: Thinkstock

We have all wondered what it is like to die. Resuscitation medicine can now revive people who have been clinically dead for hours, and some revived(...)