An intractable gender imbalance persists at the most senior levels of higher education. Photograph: iStock

The recent rush to balance the university books in order to demonstrate the existence of gender equality has, not surprisingly, proved more complex th(...)

Simon Harris’s department and the Health Research Board (HRB) are currently in the process of establishing the new Health Research Consent Declaration Committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New regulations signed into law by Minister for Health Simon Harris will allow health research to be carried out using people’s personal data without (...)

“One is more likely to be seen by a consultant if one is a private patient, and more likely to be treated by a more junior doctor if a public patient.” Photograph: Getty Images

Disentangling and removing private care from public hospitals is essential to delivering universal healthcare in Ireland, researchers who advised the (...)

Recent figures from the Health Research Board show the number of people being treated for cocaine addiction is 60 per cent higher than it was three ye(...)

Among the new partnerships is a deal between electricity transmission system operator EirGrid and French-based Réseau de Transport d’Électricité that will see them support projects on renewable energies and smart grids.

The Irish Research Council and the Embassy of France in Ireland have revealed the details of new strategic partnerships for a programme that supports (...)

 Professor Austin Stack of UL said what the study  found was “astonishing”.  Photograph: Alan Place / Press 22

Levels of an acid found in humans, which is linked to a host of serious illnesses, has increased at an “alarming” rate in the Irish population, a stud(...)

Stephen O’Donoghue, Derry Healy, Rosie Healy and Kevin O’Riordan getting into the swing of things for this year’s 35th Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday, July 7th. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

1) National Bike Week will be held from Saturday, June 9th to Sunday, June 17th. Highlights include family cycling festivals in Cabinteely Park on Sat(...)

At the launch of  Cancer Trials Ireland’s  Just Ask Your Doctor! campaign: patient advocate Eddie Mac Eoin from Bandon, Cork, with his two grandchildren, James Noonan  and Laoise McAdam. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

The vast majority of Irish people with cancer are willing to participate in a clinical trial on potential new treatments, according to a survey – thou(...)

The statins industry rests on the unproven cholesterol hypothesis: that eating saturated fat raises blood cholesterol concentrations, which clogs coronary arteries, inducing CVD.

In 2016, when Ireland’s State-funded sector spent almost €50 million on cholesterol-lowering statins – the world’s most prescribed drug – was the mone(...)

According to the Health Research Board, Ireland has the fourth-highest level of alcohol consumption in the OECD region. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to hold up Ireland’s alcohol consumption policies as an exemplar for other developed countries. B(...)

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