Will your children scoff all their Easter eggs in one day or space out their consumption? Photograph: iStock.

Will your children dive into their chocolate Easter eggs this Sunday and scoff the lot before bedtime? Or will they – on your insistence perhaps – sp(...)

Instagram aesthetic: Alicja Puk injects a client at her clinic, in Blanchardstown in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The filtered, full-lipped look has exploded in global popularity, and the cosmetic procedures that create it have too. But a largely unregulated in(...)

Almost 200 babies a year suffer lack of oxygen to the brain during birth, resulting in death or disability Photograph: Photodisc

Scientists in Cork have developed a technique for the early detection of birth-related brain injury, which affects hundreds of babies in Ireland every(...)

A person holds up a sign during rally to protest the Trump administration’s reported transgender proposal to narrow the definition of gender to male or female at birth, at City Hall in New York City. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The US mission to the United Nations is seeking to eliminate the word “gender” from UN human rights documents, most often replacing it with “woman”, a(...)

 Sackville Street in Dublin during the rebuilding of 1918. Funeral corteges were a common sight in the city during the Spanish flu epidemic. Photograph:  R. Humphrey/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

“Yesterday, from early morning till well after midday, cortege after cortege reached Glasnevin Cemetery, sometimes as many as three corpse-laden hears(...)

A woman  walks past US consulate in Guangzhou, China. A number of US diplomats were evacuated this week after complaining  of symptoms similar to those “following concussion or minor traumatic brain injury”. Photograph:   Sue-Lin Wong/Reuters

China has said it is prepared to help get to the bottom of a mysterious illness that has sickened Americans working at the US consulate in the souther(...)

Was it a broken heart that landed George HW Bush, the 41st president, in the hospital just a day after the funeral of his wife, Barbara? The Bushes w(...)

The Sunbed Association, a  body representing sunbed salons in the UK and Ireland,  took issue with the connection made between sunbeds and cancer, and challenged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to produce  evidence of it.  File photograph: Getty Images

You almost have to admire the ballsiness of the Sunbed Association. They came out swinging this week after a Budget Day announcement of a VAT increase(...)

A meeting held in New York to protest at the Republicans’ plan to change Obamacare.

Sometime in the next few days the US congressional budget office (CBO) will release its analysis of the latest version of the Republican healthcare pl(...)

US president Donald Trump is seeking to make good on his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.  Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back Obamacare gained momentum on Wednesday as Republican leaders scheduled a vote in the House of Representat(...)

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