European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen gives her state of the union speech in Brussels. Photograph:  John Thys/AFP via Getty

Wednesday was Ursula von der Leyen’s moment to set out her vision for the European Union and how it could emerge from the coronavirus pandemic fit for(...)

Suaad Alshleh, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee and medical student, was referred to by  EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen while delivering her maiden State of the Union speech. Photograph: Alan Betson

Suaad Alshleh, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee and medical student, was grabbing breakfast at her home in Dublin this morning when her phone pinged with(...)

This year, some of the largest points increases are for courses that are already in relatively high demand. Photograph: Getty

It’s the news that CAO applicants have been bracing for – despite a 12 per cent increase in the overall number of third-level places available this ye(...)

Allergy tests will be performed at one year and two years old to detect if they have developed markers of allergic conditions.  Photograph: iStock

Irish researchers will examine if coronavirus restrictions result in an increase in allergies among babies born since March, due to reduced exposure t(...)

Those infected are in quarantine while the company is working with the Health Service Executive  to manage the outbreak.  File photograph: Alan Betson

A pet food factory employing hundreds of staff in Co Kildare has been shut down after a number of employees contracted coronavirus. Irish Dog Foods t(...)

Croke Park will host hundreds of RCSI medical students this September. Pictured at the launch of the initiative are Professor Hannah McGee,  Dr Niall Stevens of the RCSI, along with Mark Dorman of Croke Park,  RCSI students Róisín Baker and Hugh Woulfe and RCSI chief executive Professor Cathal Kelly  take to the pitch in Croke Park.

Hundreds of medical students are to use Croke Park as a make-shift college campus over the coming academic year to allow them to learn while social di(...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer. He said of Boris Johnson: “He has been found out. He either dodges the question or he gives dodgy answers.”  Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

Britain faces a real risk of a second wave of coronavirus and the likelihood of local flare-ups, the heads of 15 of the country’s top health professio(...)

One public health expert said she would ‘stop short’ of close hugs. Photograph: iStock

As restrictions come down, social contacts will increase. Often, this will mean family members from outside the same household seeing each other for t(...)

Accounts for the seven universities represented by the Irish Universities Association show they earn about €70 million a year renting out rooms to students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Third-level colleges have emptied for the summer but their managements are already grappling with how they will conduct a new academic year in the sha(...)

A garda patrols Portmarnock Beach on Thursday. Over the weekend, gardaí focused its operations on dispersing crowds at a number of beaches and beauty spots as large numbers gathered in coastal areas to enjoyed the sunshine. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has reported one further death from Covid-19 in its latest statement, bringing the total number of c(...)

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