John Cryan and Ted Dinan: their research has shown that people who are clinically depressed have less diversity in the microbiota in their gut.

Two UCC scientists who discovered a link between mood and bacteria in the gut are planning to develop a new “psychobiotic” to treat depression. Profe(...)

‘One in four children on the island of Ireland are overweight or obese’. Photograph: iStock

It is estimated that more that 85,000 children will die prematurely due to of childhood obesity and overweight, new research shows. The Safefood Irel(...)

Gillian Duffy and her sons, Joshua (11) and William (17), at home in Ballindangan, Mitchelstown, Co Cork. She   says she is worried a review of the SNA scheme could downgrade children’s entitlement to support. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Joshua Duffy is a ordinary 11-year-old school boy. He is obsessed with playing Mario Kart, loves YouTube and would happily devour countless episodes (...)

Griffith College Swords Thunder’s Isaac Westbrook’s performance against UCD Marian helped his side cause an upset. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

This week’s men’s Super League top of the table clash at the ALSAA saw Griffith College Swords Thunder cause an upset against UCD Marian, running out (...)

Eimear Noonan (21) died after she fell while out for a jog in the southeast French town of Annonay earlier this month

An Irish teacher who died in France this month was “a gift taken too soon” mourners were told on Sunday. At Eimear Noonan’s funeral Mass on Sunday in(...)

Rachel O’Reilly, killed by her husband Joe O’Reilly in 2004

Few people who saw it could forget the Late Late Show that was broadcast on October 22, 2004. To the left of Pat Kenny sat a shattered Rose Callaly, w(...)

Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

Tributes have been paid to Eimear Noonan from Co Clare who died while out running in southwestern France.  Photograph: via Facebook.

The French department of justice has issued a burial permit enabling the family of a young Irishwoman Eimear Noonan to bring her remains back to Irela(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof Mark Ferguson said the winners of the 2017 SFI awards reflected “the very best outputs and achievements of the Irish research community”.

Ireland is now operating “in the same ballpark” as major science-funding countries around the world, Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof (...)

NUI Galway borrowed €60 million from the European Investment Bank for student residences and a new building for the college of medicine, nursing and health sciences.

Just last month NUI Galway was the latest university to benefit from a €60 million loan to help transform its campus. The money from the European Inv(...)

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