Ruka Adeluola: after coming to Ireland alone from Nigeria when she was 12, she is studying biotechnology at DCU. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Emma Lockwood was growing up in Dublin’s north inner city, she could see two versions of her future mapped out in front of her: have a baby or do(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and failed presidential candidate Peter Casey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The first time I heard Peter Casey’s controversial remarks was in this paper, in an article highlighting that the Taoiseach had condemned them. A majo(...)

Stephen Hawking: Along with Hawking’s wheelchair, the auction will include a script from his ‘Simpsons’ guest appearance, and a thumbprint-signed copy of ‘A Brief History of Time’. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA

Stephen Hawking’s motorised wheelchair is to be sold by Christie’s over the Halloween period as part of a week-long online auction. Twenty-two lots r(...)

Gildo Pallanca, son of late Hélène Pastor, speaks to journalists. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

A jury in Aix, southern France, on Wednesday returned guilty verdicts against four men for the May 6th, 2014, murder of the Monaco billionaire Hélène (...)

John Naughton: “We are the enthusiastic hosts of a number of giant corporations, at least two of which are likely to turn out to be very bad eggs.”

The State is in for “a day of reckoning” over its decision to continually bend over backwards to accommodate technology giants, a leading tech comment(...)

Prof Stephen Sawcer said new gene technology, which was rapid and inexpensive, enabled a new approach in the search for treatments for MS.

One of the most significant global efforts to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments will see researchers from Ireland and Cambridge University c(...)

 Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can renew themselves through cell division and, under certain circumstances, can develop into differentiated organ-specific cells. Photograph: Getty Images

The human body is composed of about 37 trillion tiny units called cells, and there are about 200 different types of cells corresponding to the many di(...)

The move by Drew Harris from the PSNI to become Garda Commissioner is groundbreaking and one that will be greeted with surprise in Garda circles. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a hell of a job he’s taking on. That was the verdict of a source close to incoming Garda commissioner Drew Harris OBE; a 53-year-old Police Servi(...)

Carrick Therapeutics founder Elaine Sullivan: “The best piece of advice I received was not to be afraid of trying things.”

It was Dr Elaine Sullivan’s father who prompted her to start up in business after he was diagnosed as having an aggressive stomach cancer and was told(...)

‘People with dementia and their carers will grasp at any straw,’ said  Professor Robert Howard, head of Old Age Psychiatry at University College London. Photograph: iStock

A number of international health experts have challenged claims made by a team of Irish scientists that a new food supplement can slow the progress of(...)

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