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“Even giving extra goodwill at Christmas means that the doctors and nurses involved are even more rostered and burnt out – it’s not a viable solution.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s calls for nurses and hospital consultants not to take holidays in January will “go down like a lead balloon” with already ove(...)

 Graham Norton  at Burlington House  in London, England. Photograph: Karwai Tang/WireImage

Elizabeth Keane, who occupies centre stage in Graham Norton’s new novel, is “a lecturer in Romantic poetry living in a tiny rented apartment” in New Y(...)

A street feast on Clonakilty’s Main Street. Photograph: Dermot Sullivan/clonakity.ie

A group of six chefs from the US, including 2016 MasterChef winner, Shaun O’Neale, will arrive in Ireland next week to take part in the Taste of West (...)

The  Seabourn Quest at anchor in Killybegs, Co Donegal

There is a very, very large bouquet of flowers in the back of Elaine Quinn’s car, which is parked on the quayside at Killybegs in Co Donegal. She glan(...)

Medical organisations have estimated that the number of vacant consultant positions could be up to 450. Photograph: Thinkstock

There are almost 350 vacant hospital consultant posts across the public health service, new HSE figures show. The largest hospital in the south of t(...)

South summit of Hungry Hill. Photograph: Gareth McCormack

HUNGRY HILL – Southwest Ridge Great for – Picking your line up grassy gullies and rocky steps – Lifting your head from the engrossing terrain to enjo(...)

The Odyssey:  Emily Wilson highlights its contemporary resonance with our pressing questions about migration, displacement of peoples after war and the treatment and welcome of refugees.  Photograph: Bardo National Museum

How to begin? How to find the words, in English, for one of the oldest and most influential texts in western literature? Generations, over centuries, (...)

Rare female white lobster caught off Mizen Head, west Cork by the vessel “Fair Maiden”. Photograph: Niall Duffy/West Cork Photo

The whole country may have spent the past month basking in sunshine and getting as red as the proverbial lobster but for west Cork fisherman Donagh O’(...)

An elderly farmer suffered catastrophic head injuries when a rope snapped and he fell more than 40ft from a cliff top while trying to rescue a calf, an inquest has heard.

An elderly farmer suffered catastrophic head injuries when a rope snapped and he fell more than 40ft from a cliff top while trying to rescue a calf wi(...)

A British army officer has been convicted over the killing of a soldier from Co Cork who was fatally shot during a training exercise, the Ministry of (...)

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