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An Irish woman has died following a car crash near Melbourne in Australia. It is understood the woman is from Co Mayo and had travelled to Australia(...)

Members of Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation on the picket line at Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Striking nurses have become even more resolute because of the Government’s failure to engage in meaningful talks, INMO members on the Cork picket line(...)

Abbas Mohajerani, a civil engineer at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Australia, holding a brick made with biosolid waste, or treated wastewater sludge. Photograph: RMIT University via The New York Times

It may be unpleasant to contemplate the ultimate fate of all the material from your own body that you flush down the pipes. But it’s time we talk abou(...)

At the moment, 26 hospitals offer trauma care services in the State. But not a single one has all the necessary trauma services on site and one-in-five patients have to be transferred to a second hospital.

When it comes to choosing between their own welfare and the retention of an inefficient system, people sometimes opt for the latter. This became a rec(...)

Dr Gareth Linehan from Michelstown,  and his daughter Grace (2) at the NAGP protest. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has said there is a “crisis” in general practice and unless cuts are reversed “we are looking(...)

Tom Foley and his friend Luke Colebrook heading out in their canoe.

An Irishman and an Englishman got into a blue canoe… What sounds like the beginning of a bad joke was actually the start of a mission embarked upon b(...)

Behemoth. Photograph: Grzegorz Golebiowski

In 2007 Nergal, the lead singer of extreme metal act Behemoth, became a household name in his home country of Poland when he was prosecuted for blasph(...)

 Joe Schmidt: The last time he saw Ireland recover from an interval deficit to record a victory was in the  23-17 victory over the Pumas  in Tucumán, Argentina in  2014. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s 23-17 victory over the Pumas at the Estadio Monumental Jose Fiero in Tucumán, Argentina on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 represents a landmark m(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation   insists the Government has to address nurses’ salaries to resolve the dispute. Photograph: Getty Images

There is no guarantee that giving a pay rise of 8 per cent, or even up to 12 per cent, to nurses would solve the problem of recruitment and retention (...)

Residents of Townsville in north Queensland have been warned  that flooding has not yet reached its peak as torrential rain continues. Photograph:  Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

After record-breaking high temperatures hit Australia in recent weeks, unprecedented flooding is now wreaking destruction in north Queensland, with co(...)

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