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Researchers identified nearly 400 common medical practices and theories that were contradicted by rigorous studies. Illustration: Ingo Fast/The New York Times

You might assume that standard medical advice was supported by mounds of scientific research. But researchers recently discovered that nearly 400 rout(...)

Arthur Ryan, second from left,  and Alma Carroll at the opening of Primark’s store in Boston in 2015, alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and  Primark chief executive Paul Marchant. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Leading business figures yesterday paid tribute to Arthur Ryan, who led Penneys-Primark from just one store on Dublin’s Mary Street to a global fashio(...)

The scene sealed off on Sunday at Adam Court, off Grafton Street, where up to 20 people were involved in a fracas. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Gardaí investigating a significant disturbance in central Dublin at the weekend are trying to establish if there are any links to violence that was fe(...)

Does the Charter for Compassion get us closer to doing unto others as we would want them to do unto us?

Last month RTÉ showed a programme called Divorcing God. Its theme was whether the decline in Catholic religious practice in Ireland was depriving soci(...)

Ardal O’Hanlon: Brings just the right combination of frivolity and sincerity

People can be slow to keep a record of pleasure. We remember the serious stuff first: the battles and wars, important dates and deaths, tragedies and (...)

Britain’s ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch (centre) listens as US President Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May hold a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, US in January, 2017. Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Barria

Donald Trump has said his administration will no longer deal with Britain’s ambassador to Washington following the leak of diplomatic messages critica(...)

Relations between the police and protesters have plummeted in Hong Kong since June 12th when police deployed rubber bullets, tear gas and batons to drive back the crowds. File photograph:  Vivek Prakash/AFP/Getty Images

As Hong Kong protesters plan their next moves in the ongoing battle over a controversial extradition Bill, relations with the police have further disi(...)

Denis Desmond described the US State Department advice about Longitude as “beyond ridiculous”

Music promoter Denis Desmond has said there was “no connection” between a fracas outside a Dublin nightclub at the weekend and the Longitude festival.(...)

Deutsche Bank which has confirmed plans to cut 18,000 positions across its global business. Photograph:   Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Deutsche Bank’s 750-strong workforce in Ireland are set to escape the worst of a global staff cull after the embattled German bank moved on Sunday to (...)

Róisín Ní Mhaoláin, Ciarán Wadd agus Sophie Osborne ó Chonradh na Gaeilgeag seoladh #CroíNaFéile don Phicnic Leictreach.

Stradbally, Co Laois, bursts to life every September with Ireland’s end-of-season Electric Picnic festival. Music fans flock to the constantly evolv(...)

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