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Dr Oran Rigby, founder and CEO of Akkure, developed a strong interest in the application of robotics and automation to medicine while working in Australia.

In March this year the digital health start-up Akkure Genomics launched CovidMedBot, a free online tool providing personalised risk assessment to help(...)

As British as Churchill: sky-hockey player Paul Mescal in Normal People and aristocratically foreheaded Andrew Scott in Sherlock

Why oh why are the snowflake Irish always so upset by British people claiming their stuff? Why? Why!? In the wake of the Emmy nominations yesterday,(...)

Broad Street in Waterford in the 1960s. Photograph: Waterford History

I’m dreaming of better days. I’m dreaming of the places I miss, including beaches and mountains, libraries and bookshops. And in these dreams I often (...)

Ryan Moore wins on Mogul in last year’s KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien has said his Derby plans in this unprecedented classic campaign are currently “up in the air” but has ruled out any horse running in bot(...)

William Francis Cooper loved railways and dedicated his free time to building a model railway in the attic of the family home in Raheny.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

Former British cabinet minister Michael Portillo. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Last year while filming his new documentary about the War of Independence, former British defence secretary Michael Portillo found himself alone at th(...)

Ronan Whelan on Ridenza (white noseband) on his way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies’ Maiden at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Sinawann and Ridenza are on course to bid for Classic glory in the Irish 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas respectively next month. The Mick Halford-trained pa(...)

Racing at Clonmel  Racecourse in Co  Tipperary on March 24th,  in front of empty stands due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Brace yourselves, folks, for a paean to racing which, despite all its problems, remains the most magnificent triviality of all. I know I’ve lost some(...)

In a Word . . .

Where are the wild youth of today? In my own younger days, we disgraced our elders with abandon. All in the pursuit of wisdom. For is it not writ th(...)

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the official launch of the  national programme to mark  the 150th anniversary of the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland as a state church, in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leader of Anglicans worldwide, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has said he hopes the emergence of conservative Anglican body Global Anglica(...)

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