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Fine Gael Minister for Health Simon Harris: the first 100 days in office have been kind to him.

The appointment of Simon Harris as Minister for Health puzzled some. Harris was elected to the Dáil in 2011; five years later he was given the politic(...)

The Minister for Health told the MacGill Summer School that “we need to stop running the health service based on election cycles”. Photographs: Reuters

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for a 10-year strategy to reform Ireland’s health service. Mr Harris, speaking at the MacGill Summer Scho(...)

Yellow fever is a serious disease spread by mosquitoes. It affects the liver and kidneys and can be fatal. It can be prevented by vaccine

A recent outbreak of Yellow fever in Angola is a reminder of how important it is to get the necessary vaccinations when travelling long haul. Access t(...)

Chinese paramilitary police officers secure the   entrance of the Philippine embassy in Beijing: The road to the mission was closed off by authorities  although the situation remained  calm. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Beijing issued a swift and irate response to a ruling by an international tribunal in The Hague in favour of the Philippines on China’s claims over di(...)

Turkish Airlines is to live-stream Euro 2016 games. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

Turkish Airlines to live-stream Euro 2016 games If you do happen to be flying during the Euro 2016 matches on Turkish Airlines then you may get to se(...)

Rents in Dublin are higher than in many European capitals. And the Dáil just wrings its hands.

You can’t afford to go to law in Ireland even with a good case? Too bad. Your neighbour pays for vital health tests, while you must wait months and po(...)

A poster bearing a youthful image  of Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro (89) on  a street in Havana earlier this month.  Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

Retired leader Fidel Castro accused US President Barack Obama of sweet-talking the Cuban people during his visit to the island last week and of ignori(...)

At a mere 183 pages South Korea’s Han Kang’s superb and disturbing novel in three acts, ‘The Vegetarian’, towers over the Man Booker International Prize long list.

Equal measures of interest and caution will greet the announcement of a 13-strong, if uneven, long list which marks the inaugural combining of two imp(...)

As part of the friendship series running in The Irish Times this week, we asked Generation Emigration readers to submit their friendship stories. Bel(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said Sinn Féin’s policy was almost childlike, promising to spend an extra €5 billion in health and billions on education and housing.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The gloves are well and truly off in the political cauldron that is pre-election Leinster House. The dying days of the 31st Dáil are being marked by (...)

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