Charlie Fell: wrote movingly about his battle with pancreatic cancer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A cancer research fellowship in honour of campaigner and Irish Times columnist Charlie Fell was announced yesterday at University College Cork. Fell (...)

Graduating students may be looking to move towards work or further study

Here’s some good news. Careers experts say the graduate jobs market is stronger than it has been for almost a decade and, despite high youth unempl(...)

Researchers in Cork have been using bursts of electricity to treat primarily skin-based tumours, such as malignant melanoma. Photograph: Getty

Researchers in Cork, who cured aggressive cancers in mice by hitting tumours with bursts of electricity, are to begin testing the radical treatment o(...)

Anna O’Flanagan: Hermes player scored a hat-trick against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hermes, having added four current senior internationals to their panel, will be looking to back up last week’s statement win over UCD with another bi(...)

MRI scan of a human head. Photograph: Thinkstock

In my column of November 9th, 2006, I described the amazing results reported in the 1970s by British paediatrician John Lorber to the effect that s(...)

A file image from 1988 showing Pauline O’Hara (left), Mrs Bridget O’Hara (centre), and Mrs Mary Nolan who protective masks distributed yesterday by local GP, Dr Conor O’Hanlon, in a protest at Government inactivity over smog levels in Dublin. A smoky coal ban was introduced in the city in 1990. Photograph: The Irish Times

There will be a nationwide ban on smoky coal within the next year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. However, Mr Kelly said that Iris(...)

Where’s Willie? is doing the rounds of colleges and universities this month as part of Ógra’s national recruitment drive. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ógra Fianna Fáil is experiencing a surge in applications for membership, thanks to a cartoon version of Willie O’Dea. The party’s youth wing ha(...)

Skellig Michael. Photograph: An Taisce

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that “incidents” occurred on Skellig Michael during Star Wars filming last week that required “repairs”(...)

Air pollution levels in smaller towns not covered by the ban on ‘smoky’ coal in Dublin exceed accepted EU limits, research says.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Asthma Society of Ireland has been to the fore in campaigning for a national coal ban for decades. Emeritus board member Ann Robinson, from Ennisc(...) shortlisted for the title “Most Influential Irish Site Ever”,, RTÉ.ie,,,, and have been shortlisted for the title “Most Influent(...)