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Other countries, when faced with a similar shortage of doctors at primary care level, extended the role of the pharmacist to improve access to healthcare services. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish pharmacists are calling for a broader role as frontline service providers which would include the prescribing of medicines, the management of ch(...)

Canada has reported the first case in North America of a form of bird flu that has killed hundreds of people over the past decade. The person had trav(...)

Chief executive of the DAA Keith Toland: said new routes would deliver another year of strong growth

Canadian airline Westjet has will operate its first transatlantic service to Dublin from next summer.Both the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and Westj(...)

Why is there so little focus on preventing health problems before they hit our creaking hospital system? It would seem like a more common sense approa(...)

Anna Marie McHugh is the first woman to be appointed general secretary of the World Ploughing Organisation. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Irish team has taken gold and bronze in the World Ploughing Championships in Canada while Northern Ireland has claimed a bronze medal.John Whelan(...)

Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to rise. Photograph: Reuters

The death toll from the explosion of a runaway freight train in a small Quebec town rose to five and another 40 people are missing, police said today(...)

From left: Canada’s ambassador to Ireland Loyola Hearn, prime minister Stephen Harper and finance minister Jim Flaherty visit the Jeanie Johnston famine ship. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When things go wrong and will not come right,Though you do the best you can,When life looks black as the hour of night –A pint of Harper is your only (...)

Minister of State Joe Costello said the Canadian oil and gas industry offers Irish companies ‘compelling growth opportunities’ for Irish companies. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello will begin a three-day trade mission today targeting Canada’s natural resources industry.Fift(...)

Michael O’Leary celebrates after First Lieutenant took the honours in the 2011 Neptune. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Never in the seven year history of the Ryanair Chase has the big-race sponsor Michael O’Leary looked to have a better chance o(...)

Trainer Jim Culloty: “You need a horse with the pace to travel and then to have enough stamina at the end up that hill.”

Jim Culloty knows what it takes to win the RSA Chase. Thirteen years ago he won it as a jockey on board Lord Noelie. Today he will saddle Lord (...)

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