There has been a “very deliberate policy on the part of the State of increasing the number of people with doctoral education”, says the Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of people in Ireland with doctorates has doubled in the past 10 years, in line with State policy to improve the country’s research credenti(...)

 Dr Brian Farrell  said that CSO data uses coroner data but that it should be possible to apply the balance of probabilities or clinical test in researching statistics to provide a more accurate count on the number of suicides every year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Official statistics on suicides are not accurate and should include deaths where suicide is considered on a balance of probabilities, former Dublin Ci(...)

The HSE set up a programme in 2011 allowing intravenous drug users to exchange their needles for clean ones in designated pharmacies around the country

Users of a fake tanning product that is injected into the skin are availing of a HSE needle exchange programme set up to prevent the spread of diseas(...)

Alcohol Action Ireland said social media posts from night clubs and bars this week highlights the widespread use of drink promotions. Photograph: iStock

A lack of regulation for drinks deals in nightclubs has been criticised ahead of the release of the Leaving Cert results on Wednesday. Alcohol Actio(...)

Summer time for many people represents more time spent outdoors with long, bright days and holidays away from home. But, spare a thought for family ca(...)

Mental Health Reform director Dr Shari McDaid. Photograph: Alan Betson

The majority of mental health service users do not know how to complain about the treatment they receive, according to a new study. The pilot study o(...)

NUI Galway (above) had the lowest proportion of women at professor grade (12 per cent), while University of Limerick had the highest (31 per cent)

Women are hugely under-represented in the senior ranks of most of the State’s colleges and universities, new figures show. While just over half of al(...)

Jane Ohlmeyer: “Mediocre men are outperforming outstanding women because of the nature of the system.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jane Ohlmeyer, a senior academic at Trinity College Dublin, is hugely conscious of the acute lack of women in senior roles across the university secto(...)

New figures released by the Higher Education Authority show that while about 50%  of lecturers in Irish universities are women, only 21%  of professors are women. Photograph: Getty Images

Third-level institutions face funding cuts if they fail to introduce mandatory gender quotas to increase the number of women in senior positions over (...)

Vincent Byrne (51) is a stroke survivor who was fortunate enough to be able to avail of thrombectomy at Beaumont after he suffered a stroke five years ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Prof Peter Kelly was a medical student there was a great sense of nihilism around the treatment of stroke as there was little or nothing that cou(...)

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