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US President Barack Obama: New evidence – especially from California, the law’s most important test case – suggests  that  Obamacare  will be an unexpected success. Photograph: Getty

The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, goes fully into effect at the beginning of next year, and predictions of disaster are being heard far and wide(...)

Apple Operations International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc, is seen in Hollyhill, Cork. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Reuters

Former Apple executives claim the almost tax-free status enjoyed in Ireland by the iPhone and iPad ma(...)

Chef Sean Kinsella

Restaurateur Sean Kinsella, best known as proprietor of Mirabeau, has died aged 81. Originally from Cooraclare, Co Clare, Kinsella moved (...)

The Vatican has played down suggestions the pope may have performed an exorcism on a sick man. The pope laid his hands on the head of a y(...)

HealthXL director and Point of Care chief executive Jim Joyce (left) presents a hurley and sliotar to Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Senate president Therese Murray during a visit to Digital Health and Life Science Trade Summit in TCD’s technology and enterprise campus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

IBM had put its Watson software system, an application which understands natural language, to work in healthcare. “One in five medical di(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited a memorial in Copley Square near the finish line of the Boston marathon to lay flowers with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis today. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny laid flowers at the Copley Square memorial to the Boston marathon blast victims today. In a speech last night to cel(...)

Vincent Dowling: credited with launching Tom Hanks’s career, having directed him in a student production at California State University. Photograph: Tony Gavin

The actor and director Vincent Dowling came to national prominence as “Christy” in the long-running Raidió Éireann soap (...)

Kerry teenager Donal Walsh, who died last night after a battle with cancer. He was known for campaigning against suicide among young people. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Tributes have been pouring in on the death of teenager Donal Walsh who asked those taking their own lives to think twice . The sixteen ye(...)

Professor Donal Hollywood became a household name over a decade ago for the role he played in devising a plan for the roll-out of radiotheraphy services across the State.

One of the country's leading oncologists, Professor Donal Hollywood, has died from cancer at the age of 53. Prof Hollywood died at St Luk(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  is due to receive an honorary degree from Boston College at the May 20th commencement. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Boston’s cardinal is to boycott a Jesuit college’s graduation where Taoiseach Enda Kenny is the commencement speaker, over his support for the (...)

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