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Boris Johnson speaking during a live digital hustings on Wednesday as he faced questions from the public, hosted on the Conservative party’s Facebook page. Screengrab: Conservatives/Facebook/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has said the chances of a no-deal Brexit are a “million-to-one against”, despite promising to leave on October 31st whether or not he ha(...)

The importance of physician empathy should not be underestimated. Photograph: iStock

In 1811, the English novelist Frances “Fanny” Burney (1752-1840) ate breakfast at her Paris home before undergoing a mastectomy in her bedroom . . . w(...)

Rahil Nazir, Rónán Ó Dálaigh and Timur Negru, co-founders of Thriftify: ‘We want to disrupt how and why people shop’

It was a trip to a charity shop that first sparked the idea for what has become Thriftify, an online shopping platform based around connecting chariti(...)

Collapse of Stormont means the North-South Ministerial Council has not met for three years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

How is any form of Brexit supposed to pass the test set by the so-called “mapping exercise” into impacts on the Belfast Agreement? Perhaps Brexit doe(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: all set to speak at Architas’s imminent launch. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Investor Architas is appointing 11 people to oversee the €7.5 billion in assets that it has located in the Republic in a move prompted by uncertainty (...)

Marianne Jean-Baptiste: ‘I remember dressing up to go to Oxford Street because we were going to a big department store’

Marianne Jean-Baptiste is a laugh. I don’t suppose that will come as a huge surprise. In the 23 years since her Oscar-nominated turn in Mike Leigh’s (...)

Ireland ranked 26th of 195 countries in the 2017 edition of the UN International Telecommunication Union’s Global Cybersecurity index.

How does Ireland fare on the cybersecurity front? It depends on who you ask. According to the 2017 edition of the UN International Telecommunicatio(...)

Twin peaks: initial study results, presented recently at an American Society for Nutrition conference, have documented variations in how participants processed fats and carbohydrates, even among identical twins

A decade ago, spurred by the success of the Human Genome Project and the affordability of genetic sequencing, scientists began to explore the promise (...)

 British home secretary Sajid Javid is Boris Johnson’s  favoured choice as chancellor. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Boris Johnson is planning to open the spending taps if he becomes UK prime minister, with Sajid Javid emerging as his favoured choice to become chance(...)

Michael Davitt (above) named Martin Hanley Carey  among inmates who became ‘oblivious to their sufferings from temporary insanity’. Photograph:  Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Most Leaving Cert students will remember the Franco-Prussian war as the one started by a telegram, the Ems Dispatch. But as a commemoration in Dublin (...)

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