Child and Family Agency chair Norah Gibbons said mother-and-baby homes were “known about”, the institutions were “accepted” and victims bore the consequences. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Government’s commission of investigation into mother-and-baby homes must have “clear terms of reference”, Tusla – Child and Family Agency chairwom(...)

“Anyone with the gumption to reach the boardroom has a grotesquely inflated drive to succeed far more powerful than a factory full of Gucci watches.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Last week in the duty-free shop at Stansted airport, I was idly trying on sunglasses and wondering why so many had lenses the size of saucers when I o(...)

The Orbsen Therapeutics team. The company has already worked on a number of FP7-funded cell therapy projects

Orbsen Therapeutics, a spin-out from NUI Galway’s Regenerative Medicine Institute (Remedi) has announced plans to partner with the University o(...)

Excluding illness, poverty and smoking, researchers found that an increase of just a fifth in the levels of the smallest pollution particles, caused by engine fumes and coal smoke, cause heart attack numbers to jump by 13 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to a sharp increase in heart attacks and angina cases, according to research in five European Unio(...)

Bernard Kirk, director of the Galway Education Centre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

W hen Bernard Kirk was growing up in Cork, he never dreamed a set of Danish interactive plastic bricks in the toybox might become his second name. To(...)

Yet monitoring of air quality within the home is scant compared with the outdoor environment. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Striv(...)

Andrew Marr, the 53-year-old BBC TV presenter and journalist, made a guest appearance on his own show recently, just four months after a life-t(...)