Leader of the house Andrea Leadsom told the Commons the government would listen to MPs’ concerns but would not halt the roll-out of universal credit. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Last February, when Leo Varadkar was still minister for social protection, he came to London to meet his British counterpart, Damian Green. The two me(...)

One night when I was expecting my first child, I woke up with a start. I was due to give birth any day and it was obvious to me that my baby had stop(...)

Discovery has the potential to be used as real-time patient feedback that can catch poorly performing hospitals early on and pinpoint where intervention is needed

It turns out that griping and moaning on social media has some benefits. A new study by researchers from the London School of Economics and Political (...)

While authorities may push ahead with plans which ignore concerns about privacy and data protection, the law will eventually catch up with them, usually at significant cost to the taxpayer.

The growth of the public services card as a de facto national ID card has attracted a lot of media attention recently, with special credit due to Elai(...)

Conor during his stay in the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Memories of my time as a cancer patient are increasingly difficult to gauge as I move further away from my surgery on March 1st last, after 10 months (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar photographed at Government Buildings, Dublin, September 17th, 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach is quoting Joe Biden, the much-loved US vice-president who visited recently. “He used to say, ‘Don’t compare me to the Almighty - compa(...)

Boris Johnson and Theresa May in 2016: the UK foreign secretary has said little about Brexit since the referendum. Photograph: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty

Senior ministers have accused Boris Johnson of backseat driving over Brexit after he warned against any deal that would involve paying the European Un(...)

Police patrol the the London Underground on Saturday after the terror level was increased to “critical” after a terrorist attack in Parsons Green station, London, on Friday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

A teenager is in custody and an evacuation has been mounted by counter-terror officers investigating the Parsons Green bombing. Police are searching (...)

The HSE is calling on vulnerable groups to get the flu vaccine, though there is uncertainty about how effective this year’s formulation will be. File photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has warned staff to prepare for the possibility of a heavy flu season, following reports of a surge in cases in Australia(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaking during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/PRU

British prime minister Theresa May will travel to Florence next week for her first major speech on Brexit since she unveiled her government’s negotiat(...)