Has your life been blighted by man-hating lesbians? Ever found yourself in the grip of unexplained homosexual tendencies?If so, blame Batman, Wonder W(...)

Prof Eoin O’Reilly, newly appointed chief scientific officer at the Tyndall Institute, in Cork: “What I’m particularly excited about, however, is having a part to play in developing new talent.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There is perhaps nothing more satisfying (or frustrating) for a scientist than to see a once widely disputed theory they developed eventually becom(...)

Heriberto Viramontes has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for brutal assault in April 2010. Photograph: Reuters

A man who brutally attacked a young Irish student and her friend on a street in Chicago has been sentenced to 90 years in prison. Heriberto Viramontes(...)

Heriberto Viramontes was found guilty last October of attempting to murder Natasha McShane (above) and her friend as they walked home from a night out in Chicago in 2010.

A man found guilty of the attempted murders of an Irish student and her friend fought for months to get his conviction overturned or a new trial, it h(...)

The State Claims Agency has strongly defended its handling of recent cases involving compensation. Photograph:  Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

The State Claims Agency, the organisation that manages personal injury and property damage claims against the State, tends to go about its work quietl(...)

Two patients’ advocacy organisations will join in calling for “candour” from the HSE, hospitals and health professionals when facing up to cases of me(...)