Sam Smith was shot twice when he answered a knock on the door where he was living at Carroll Drive, Cranmore, Sligo, on December 30th, 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The mother of a 23-year-old Sligo man who was shot dead on his sister’s doorstep almost 11 years ago has appealed to the killer to give himself up. (...)

The statue to the controversial J Marion Sims, the ‘father of gynaecology’, in Central Park in New York. Photograph: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket/Getty Images

One of the success stories of Irish design and manufacturing has been in the area of medical devices, where postgraduate design courses have flourishe(...)

US president Woodrow Wilson: although still opposed to entering the war, he was under increasing pressure to strengthen the US militarily.

February 17th, 1916 Reports from Washington say German ambassador Count Bernstorff told the US that Germany had postponed the effective date of German(...)

Survivors of Magdalene Laundries on their way into the Dáil last year. One year later, protesters say redress, recommended by the Quirke report and backed by the Department of Justice and Equality, has not been forthcoming for many survivors. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Wreaths have been laid at the gates of Leinster House and on the graves of undocumented Magdalene women by protesters marking the anniversary o(...)