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 Dr Miriam Casey of St James’s Hospital: “If you want to prevent bone fractures, milk is probably the easiest way to approach this.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Just 40 per cent of patients attending the bone fracture clinic in St James’s Hospital drink sufficient milk every day for their bone health, although(...)

Uncertain about U2 before he met them in 1978, Paul McGuinness recognised their potential as soon as he saw them perform, and agreed immediately to manage them. Photograph: Dave Meehan

“A gang of four but a corporation of five” is how U2 singer Bono always described the band’s relationship with manager Paul McGuinness.. But with McGu(...)

U2’s manager Paul McGuinness  who has confirmed he is stepping down from his  role as part of a deal which will see Live Nation buy the management teams of the Irish band and Madonna.

U2 manager Paul McGuinness stands to make more than $30 million (€22 million) by selling management rights to the band in a move that has taken the mu(...)

Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands’s Party for Freedom, and far-right leader Marine Le Pen of France, address a news conference in The Hague today. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters

Two of Europe’s most high-profile right-wing leaders, Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders, finally went public today and announced the birth of a “histori(...)

A Berliner at the launch of the euro in 2002. Many in Germany might conclude that they would be better off outside the euro zone.

The monetary policy of the European Central Bank has been too tight. This is shown in the fall of core annual inflation to just 0.8 per cent in the ye(...)

A Famine village near Lough Dan, Co Wicklow. There may be a connection between the Famine and the prevalence among Irish people of cardiovascular and other diseases

A little-known legacy of the Great Famine may be the exceptionally high levels of mental illness amongst later generations of Irish people, both at ho(...)

Vodafone will spend £7 billion under Project Spring, which includes plans to roll-out its 4G networks to ensure 90 per cent coverage in its five main European markets, including Ireland, by 2017. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Vodafone Ireland gained over 27,300 customers in the third quarter of this year and increased its contract base by 10.6 per cent on the same period in(...)

Dubliner Patrick Orr, now studying at University College Utrecht

Increasing numbers of Irish students and their parents are looking beyond Ireland for higher-level education: not just the traditional hop across the (...)

Colm Tóibín is one of three Irish authors nominated for  the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Three Irish authors have been nominated for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. The longlist, published today, consists of 152 titles propo(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan held his final meeting with senior figures from the EU and IMF yesterday in the Netherlands

Sources in Brussels now expect Ireland to exit the bailout without a backstop in place. Officials believe that if Ireland deploys a one-year credit li(...)

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