“Ireland is facing a health catastrophe. Six in 10 adults and one in four children are either obese or overweight.” Photograph: Getty Images

Over 20 leading business academics have appealed to Minister for Health Simon Harris to scrap a forthcoming voluntary code of conduct on the marketing(...)

Michael Hong, Diarmuid O’Donoghue and Alicia Huntley were awarded bronze medals at the annual International Chemistry Olympiad (website screengrab above) this week in Thailand.

Three Irish secondary school students have won bronze awards at an international chemistry competition in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday. Michael Hong(...)

Studies show that children of older mothers have better language skills and fewer behavioural, social and emotional problems. Photograph: iStock

The bulk of medical research on pregnancy and childbirth has emphasised the importance of an expectant mother’s physical health in terms of the likely(...)

Three-time All-Ireland champion and current Dublin senior football captain Stephen  Cluxton won a special recognition award from his alma mater DCU. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Yes Equality co-director Gráinne Healy, Ireland rugby international Tadhg Furlong and Dublin footballer Stephen Cluxton were among 15 DCU alumni honou(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan in action for UCC against DCU during the Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final clash at the Mardyke Arena. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UCC 1-18 DCU 0-16 UCC struck late to shrug off the gutsy DCU challenge and qualify for the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final for the first time since 2014 af(...)

Queen’s University’s Shea Heffron in action against Hugh McFadden of DCU during DCU’s  3-10 to 0-3 win in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Press Eye/Inpho

Last year’s runners-up DCU opened their Sigerson Cup campaign with a comfortable victory over Queen’s University in Belfast on Wednesday afternoon. (...)

Kilkenny’s Adrian Burke is put under pressure by Aaron Murphy of DCU during their Walsh Cup Round 1 match at  Dunmore, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny 0-21 DCU 0-12 A young Kilkenny side made a winning start to the county’s Walsh Cup campaign as they showed their claws against DCU. Desp(...)

Jermaine Turner (right) in action against Templeogue. He will be aiming to lead Pyrobel Killester to victory over DCU Saints. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This weekend sees the second round of the Men’s Hula Hoops National Cup get underway with some big games up for decision. DCU Saints head coach Joe(...)

The Bullies, Bullied and Bystanders Conference 2016, hosted by the Anti-Bullying Centre in DCU, was presented with evidence that Irish children are among the most prolific “sexters” in Europe. File photograph: Getty Images

Adolescents who share sexually explicit images of themselves often endure verbal and physical harassment which may lead to them developing symptoms of(...)

Political factions have been encouraged to embrace power sharing internationally when facing ‘external threats which would negatively affect all communities in a country’, says political scientist Dr Dawn Walsh. Photograph: Getty Images

Eight weeks after polling day, the political options have narrowed to either a Fine Gael minority government supported grudgingly by Fianna Fáil for a(...)