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Sir Richard Francis Burton: soldier, explorer, geographer, cartographer, anthropologist, diplomat, polyglot and author

Nowadays the name Richard Burton evokes the memory of the Welsh actor and husband of Elizabeth Taylor but in earlier times it belonged to one of the m(...)

GP Mary Behan administering the Moderna vaccine against Covid-19 to GP Ellaheebuksh Muhammud Fardeen of VHI Clinic Dundrum, at a vaccination centre in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Hospitals in Cork, Kerry and Waterford account for a disproportionately large number of Covid-19 vaccines administered so far, according to figures ob(...)

St Michael’s  Hospital has been told not to expect further doses of the vaccine ‘for the coming week or two at the least’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The head of a Co Dublin hospital has criticised “unacceptable delays” in providing vaccines for her staff. After at least three deliveries of vaccine(...)

The Bon Secours Health System said it would take part in the new accord that will see up to 30 per cent of capacity given over to the HSE

Sixteen private hospitals have agreed to provide up to 30 per cent of capacity to the HSE to deal with the current Covid-19 surge under a new agreemen(...)

Between 80 and 90 per cent of cancer services were delivered as normal during the pandemic, but social distancing restrictions made it difficult to deliver a full service. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of cancer patients benefiting from experimental drugs will increase tenfold in the years ahead, a specialist has said. Professor Paul Bro(...)

Sir Henry McMahon: his demarcation line between Tibet and British India has long been a source of dispute between China and India

The recent dispute between the world’s most populous countries, China and India, has its roots in an agreement drawn up by the son of an Irish general(...)

Site of the dig. Photograph: City of Valladolid

On many occasions Vincent O’Donnell, a retired primary school teacher from outside Donegal town, has led family members on a melancholy pilgrimage to (...)

Irish company LetsGetChecked is developing its own coronavirus test that is designed to be carried out at home. Photograph: iStock

With more than four million cases and just under 300,000 deaths to date, the pressure created by the coronavirus pandemic is enormous. But Irish comp(...)

Due to coronavirus, individuals who die from the virus are placed in sealed body bags. File photograph: Getty

A hospital in the Midlands released the incorrect remains to the family of a loved one who had died, the HSE has confirmed. The incident, which occur(...)

Researcher Padraig Maher of the NUI Galway Inspire team demonstrates a new CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) hood developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding for 26 Covid-19 research projects following from “hundreds of ideas” by Ireland’s top scientists have been backed by the Government, as third-(...)

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