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Report notes there are just over 500 patients awaiting psychological and surgical evaluations for sleeve gastrectomy operations. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Hundreds of morbidly obese people are being left waiting more than five years for potentially life-changing surgery, a private medical report compiled(...)

Prof Kieran McQuinn of the ESRI said modelling the impact of a no-deal Brexit was extremely difficult. Photograph: Jenny Barker

Brexit may have inadvertently stopped the Irish economy from overheating, a leading economist has claimed. “In a strange way it has helped cool the e(...)

Zara’s polka-dot dress. Photograph: Zara

Inditex, which owns Zara stores, said a polka-dot dress that became the summer sensation helped the world’s largest clothes retailer withstand a tough(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty: current situation ‘not a great way to do things’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has voiced support for the campaign to establish an agency to adjudicate on child maintenance cases so p(...)

It appears that the Bank of Ireland link is tenuous as it relates to a nominee company associated to a subsidiary of the group that was sold eight years ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bank of Ireland has had its name linked with a complex tax-evasion scandal that has rocked corporate Germany in recent years. The Irish lender is one(...)

Glyphosate is cleared for use in the EU until December 2022. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is unlikely to follow Germany and other EU countries in banning use of the weed killer glyphosate– the subject of billion-dollar US lawsuits o(...)

Heike Reichenwallner plays Angela Merkel in the ZDF docudrama Angela und die Flüchtlinge.  Source: ZDF

Angela Merkel’s protocol chief promised her a quiet day of speeches and handshaking around Germany on September 4th, 2015. When she returned to her Be(...)

In the American TV drama series Better Call Saul,  Chuck (right) is a recluse on extended leave from his legal firm who believes he has electromagnetic hypersensitivity

Every day we are surrounded by mobile phones, tablets and wifi modems. The radiation they emit never rests, and concerns have been raised about their (...)

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Dublin ranks as the 39th best city for the so-called generation Z who will begin to enter the workforce this year, a study from on-demand housing plat(...)

The concern about a possible increased risk of cancer is a reasonable one: mobiles emit radio waves from their antennae, some of which is absorbed by the body. Image: iStock

I suspect I’m not the only one who winces when I see children as young as eight chatting on a mobile phone. Although to be fair, the youngest mobile p(...)

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