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A woman reacts on the result of yesterday’s referendum on liberalising abortion laws. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Dozens of people wrote to The Irish Times liveblog on Saturday, telling their personal stories of abortion and giving their reaction to the news (...)

Prof Shane Higgins has a broad range of clinical and management experience gained within Ireland, Scotland and Australia.

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Prof Shane Higgins has been appointed master of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Dublin. He succee(...)

Prof Ian Frazer, a co-creator of the HPV vaccine, says it protects against nine strains of virus which are together responsible for more than 95 per cent of cervical cancers. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A leading expert in cancer immunology predicts that cervical cancer can be eliminated over a 20-year period if a comprehensive vaccination programme i(...)

An undated file photo of a shadowy shape that some people believed to be  the Loch Ness monster. Photograph:   AP Photo

A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may disover whe(...)

The Irish under-21 men have started off their US tour in style with  a 3-1 win over Japan at Yale

Monkstown completed their women’s EuroHockey Club Trophy campaign on a high with a 1-0 win over Ukraine’s MSC Sumchanka courtesy of Natalie Esteves’ 1(...)

Golfers walking 18 holes take an average of between 11,245 and 16,667 steps, or between 8.5 and 12.7km, well in excess of the 10,000 steps commonly assumed to be the daily target to maintain a basic level of fitness. Photograph: iStock

Golf might be “a good walk spoiled”, but evidence suggests the walk – spoiled or otherwise – is good for both your physical and mental well-being. I (...)

A Police Service of Northern Ireland handout photo of a poster appealing for information regarding the murder of Inga Maria Hauser, who was last seen alive 30 years ago, as she travelled by ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

Two men have been arrested by detectives in Northern Ireland investigating the murder of a German backpacker 30 years ago. The body of Munich teenage(...)

Rachel Allen, who will judge the first Irish porridge-making championship, with competition sponsor Paddy O’Connell. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Water or milk? Sugar or salt? Those are just some of the choices facing entrants in Ireland’s first porridge-making championship, which will be a high(...)

Eiméar Cooney from Co Meath works  in Aberdeen, Scotland as an Occupational Therapist. Her dog is called Angus

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Eiméar Cooney from Co M(...)

A golfer plies his trade on  the Doonbeg Golf Links course in front of the resort hotel, in Doonbeg, Co Clare. The resort is owned by US president Donald Trump. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US president Donald Trump has valued his golf course in Doonbeg, Co Clare at between $25 million and $50 million (€21.18 million-€42.36 million), acco(...)

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