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  Deciphex chief executive Donal O’Shea and  chief operations officer Mairin Rafferty.  The idea for Deciphex was born over dinner in late 2016 when Mr O’Shea was at a pathology conference in London. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Using a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer-aided diagnostics, DCU-based startup Deciphex has developed a solution to speed throu(...)

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks.

The State’s first centre for Lyme disease is to open this month, amid continuing controversy over the way the condition is diagnosed and treated. The(...)

James Thomson is pictured  leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence in a Circuit Civil Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man who tripped and seriously hurt himself while pushing past an elderly man on a Zimmer frame on a bus, has lost a €60,000 damages claim against Du(...)

  Fr Vladimir Pecherin: features in Dostoevsky’s writings, at least as an influence on other characters

In a week when Ireland votes on whether to remove the concept of blasphemy from the Constitution, it may be interesting to recall a trial from the 185(...)

Stephen Fry is interviewed by Gay Byrne on ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

Blasphemy? What is it? “Impious or profane speaking of God or sacred things’’ as banned by the second of the Ten Commandments and the Irish Constituti(...)

Catherine Hayes, mother of Dr Kevin Hayes, Sabina Higgins, President  Michael D Higgins and James Hayes, father of Dr Kevin Hayes  at UL. Photograph: Oisin McHugh True Media

The father of an outstanding young scientist has spoken proudly of how his deceased son’s work continues to impact lives, as the President Michael D H(...)

Returning an open verdict, Dr Crona Gallagher said it was not possible to say how Kevin Bridgeman sustained the initial traumatic injuries.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A man who broke his hip and pelvis in a fall on Christmas Eve continued to the pub with his injuries, an inquest heard. Kevin Bridgeman (71) arrived (...)

Nivolumab is already approved for use in cases of melanoma, renal cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma and a form of cancer affecting the head and neck, and has now been approved for lung cancer.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has recommended the use of the potentially life-extending cancer drug nivolumab (sold as Opdivo) for patients with (...)

A 58-year-old merchant seaman drowned after falling into the sea at Dublin Port last January. Ukranian national Oleksandr Kondrashyn was retrieved f(...)

Lorna and Marlou Patindol, from the Philippines: hope the papal visit can draw people back into the Catholic Church.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

When Lorna and Marlou Patindol heard Pope Francis would visit Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, they immediately booked a week’s holiday from (...)

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