Prof Mary Horgan will on Wednesday become the first woman president of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in its 363-year history. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is time to review the HPAT aptitude test Leaving Certificate students must pass when applying for medicine at third level in Ireland, the president(...)

The old reliables became the old reliable in Paschal Dohohoe’s first budget with alcohol and fuel both spared any excise duty increases while cigaret(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau with his son Hadrien and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau in Ottawa boarding a plane for Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Dublin on Monday for a brief official visit which will see him hold meetings with Taoiseach Leo Vara(...)

The Road Safety Authority said its statistics showed “elderly drivers were not over-represented in crash statistics”

Claims by a judge that the growing number of elderly drivers on the road poses a danger to motorists are “ageist” and “just wrong”, road safety expert(...)

The conference was told by Dr Fergal Hickey “the only reason that cocaine doesn’t get the bad press that it should get is that it’s deemed to be a middle-class or upper-class drug.”

The introduction of roadside drug testing may be having the inadvertent effect of tackling the “epidemic” of over-the-counter painkiller abuse in Irel(...)

Novelist Claire Kilroy: “’She Moved Through the Fair’ is one of the saddest but most alluring songs ever written.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Roddy Doyle Mozart: Madamina, il catalogo e’ questo from Don Giovanni I spent a year translating Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and got to know it well - too(...)

 Consultant neurologists hope  to provide clarity  on the issue of  medicinal cannabis for patients with epilepsy

Irish neurologists are to draw up guidelines on the safe use of medicinal cannabis for patients with epilepsy. An expert group made up of consultant(...)

Artastic Pageant characters Piyanuch Chanphet and  Rachel Lalley with Rebecca, Denis and Anabelle Johnson from Dublin at the launch of the St Patrick’s Festival 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson

The country will be in safe hands over the St Patrick’s Day holiday, with Minister for Tourism Shane Ross manning the fort while his Cabinet colleagu(...)

How do you solve a problem like the Minister? “Everyone is convinced that Shane wants to get himself fired.” Photograph: Alan Betson

For a confident, ambitious man who likes a lot of attention and the sound of his own voice, the job of government minister must seem very attractive. (...)

A new trend is emerging of younger women running into problems with alcohol, a liver specialist has said. Prof Frank Murray of Beaumont Hospital and(...)

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