There is strong evidence of the beneficial impact of the HPV vaccine for women’s health in countries that have had high uptake rates, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Photograph:  Getty Images.

There is strong evidence of the beneficial impact of the HPV vaccine for women’s health in countries that have had high uptake rates, Minister for Hea(...)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan . Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan, has retracted his criticism of the HPV vaccine over the past week and apologised for h(...)

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan

Minister for Health Simon Harris has sharply criticised as “ignorant”, comments from the Catholic bishop of Waterford and Lismore, which linked the HP(...)

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan. File photograph: John Mc Elroy

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan, has renewed his attack on the HPV vaccine, despite a warning by the HSE that he is end(...)

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This week, from Lismore to Portlaw and Tallow to Tramore, big John Mullane’s (ever so slightly adapted) words are everywhere: “I Loves Me County.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Waterford is fit to burst. Afraid to exhale. So this is what it’s like when an entire county holds its breath. The bunting is out across the city, but(...)

Detailed information about every community in Ireland, including how many people cycle to work,  has been published by the CSO. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Detailed information about every community in Ireland has been published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The Small Area Population Statistics(...)

 British journalist Christina Lamb is to speak at next week’s Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing. File photograph: Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Efforts to prevent terror attacks such as the recent assaults in London and Manchester must involve an examination of the motivations of those respons(...)

Terry Waite: “Refugees have lost everything and are dependent on the goodwill of others to survive.” Photograph: PA

Best-selling author and humanitarian Terry Waite CBE has compared the plight of refugees fleeing civil war in the Middle East and elsewhere to his exp(...)

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CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)