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Tara Mundow has been married for seven years and says not having children is the right thing for them and they have no regrets about their mutual decision. Photograph: Alan Betson

“People say I’d be a super mom and maybe I would be, but I just don’t want to be,” says Tara Mundow (44), one of an increasing number of women in Irel(...)

The Beacon Hospital in Dublin. Coronavirus vaccine operations at the private hospital have been suspended after it used spare doses to vaccinate teachers at a private school. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Beacon private hospital is at the centre of a storm for providing coronavirus vaccines to teachers at a private school attended by the children of(...)

Felisa Gonzalez looks at her mother, Maria Maillo, through the window during a visit to a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

Across Europe, coronavirus has ravaged homes for the elderly, raising questions about why the part of society most vulnerable to the disease was overl(...)

Experts believe Ireland is particularly vulnerable to international cyber attacks due to the concentration of international technology firms here and the ‘thinly resourced’ cybersecurity infrastructure. Photograph: iStock

Ireland has applied to join a cyberintelligence sharing organisation run by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) in the face of increasing on(...)

The late Fr Tony Coote helped raise almost €700,000 for Motor Neurone Disease research before he died. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin has announced the creation of a new Fr Tony Coote Assistant Professor in Motor Neuron Disease Research. In a statement, the u(...)

While it is already known girls spend more time studying generally, the change in family structure from two parents to a single parent family exposes clear differences in time use between the sexes. Photograph: iStock

Young girls spend more time alone pursuing educational activities shortly before and after parental separation while boys increase their amount of scr(...)

“However, it is very important to state that if anyone is on prescribed medication they must adhere to their medication and use exercise as an adjunct,” says Dr Julie Broderick of Trinity College Dublin

Rock climbing is not for the faint hearted. The adrenalin-pumping activity requires participants to be in peak condition both mentally and physically (...)

Runner Catherina McKiernan is a fan of  breakfast before a tough session. Photograph: Eric Luke

Although breakfast is a likely source of pre-exercise nutrition in the morning, it’s often omitted by young females, says Rachel Veasey of Northu(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he gave details of a meeting with Minister for Children Katherine Zappone which, in fact, never took place. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One of the most bizarre episodes in a tumultuous week of politics has been Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s admission that he gave details of a meeting with Min(...)

The crisis in Gaza

Sir, – Heather Abrahamson claims (August 9th) that the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn “has refused to host a Jewish film festival”. This is not an accura(...)