Hayden Wilkinson

What do synaesthesia, split brains and designer babies have in common? On the face of it, perhaps not much. But they have all acted as stepping stones(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly put forward the amendment.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to consider appointing a person with clinical expertise to the new board of the HSE, which would be a significant (...)

The Government last autumn appointed Ciarán Devane, chief executive of the British Council, to chair the HSE board.

The Government may have to change the composition of the planned new board of the HSE, even though it has already appointed the members. Fianna Fail (...)

Ciarán Devane, the new chairman of the Health Service Executive. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The new chairman of the Health Service Executive has warned of the dangers of poorly directed spending on healthcare “bankrupting” the country. Ciará(...)

Dubliner Fergus Linehan, director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Rachel O’Riordan from Cork is just about to take up the job of artistic director of one of London’s major theatres, the Lyric Hammersmith, having prev(...)

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE by Minister for Heal(...)

Former M*A*S*H* star Alan Alda was the guest speaker at the recent SciCom conference in Dublin. The actor  now leads a science communication programme at Stonybrook University.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“I want you all to join me in a rally to save the parasites,” says Maureen Williams onstage at the Science Gallery in Dublin’s Trinity College. “The s(...)

A ‘Take Back the City’ protest on Dublin’s O’Connell Street last year. A new report says young people in Ireland lack faith in political institutions. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Young people across Ireland have a lack of faith in political institutions, according to a new report commissioned by the British Council. The Insti(...)

 Tony O’Brien stepped down as HSE chief executive early last May at the height of the CervicalCheck controversy.

The Government may be prepared to pay a salary of about €300,000 as it seeks to find a chief executive to run the Health Service Executive . The post(...)

 Juliet Short in action for Leinster: the player has been included in the Ireland team for the November Test matches. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Just a few years ago Juliet Short was told she would never play rugby again when a spine injury threatened her career. She moved to Brazil to coach bu(...)

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