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So is there any truth in popular medical axioms?

Aphorisms have been around since the beginning of medical practice. Essentially medical proverbs, some, but not all, are accurate. Recently the onlin(...)

“If we had a kid I’d call him Opus”: St Patrick’s Day, aka Johnny Murphy. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Early on St Patrick’s morning I meet St Patrick. He has his trademark hat, crozier, robe, chewing gum and sunglasses. “My full name is St Patrick’s Da(...)

The court heard Áine Stack, of Bedford, Listowel emerged from a side road into the path of US tourists.

A 23-year-old woman has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to an American tourist near Tralee in August 2013. Veterin(...)

Choctaw Nation chief Gary Batton during a visit to Dublin in June 2017.

As the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the United States get under way this week, this year’s customary visit by the Taoiseach will include a (...)

Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

Casey, a nine-year-old female pit bull mix, dressed and ready for a walk. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

They are the cold-weather bane of city dog owners, dog walkers and the dogs themselves – the salt and chemical de-icers that are sprinkled on streets (...)

American rarity: Mount Bonnell  is open to the public for free. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Amid the cut and thrust of trying to make it in the United States, I’ve found a hillock of limestone posing as something grander emerge as my go-to re(...)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez during her speech at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

Stunned by the worst high school shooting in US history, students across the country were mobilising on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida of(...)

Authorities investigate the scene of fatal school shooting Tuesday,  in Benton, Kentucky. Kentucky State Police said the suspect was apprehended by a Marshall County deputy. Photograph: Stephen Lance Dennee/AP Photo

A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school on Tuesday, killing two of his classmates, injuring 17 and sendi(...)

US Vice President Mike Pence greeting American troops in Shannon airport. Photograph: Twitter

US Vice President Mike Pence greeted American soldiers at Shannon Airport on Saturday on his way to the Middle East. Mr Pence shook hands and posed (...)

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