A 3D image showing neuroblastoma cells performing a ‘handshake’; that is physically interacting with each other

Scientists at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland have established a new way of growing cancer cells in the laboratory that could speed up developme(...)

Patent expert Ellen ‘t Hoen questioned whether the prices pharmaceutical firms charged could ever be justified. Photograph: Getty Images

Big pharma is holding governments across the world hostage, and using fear and secrecy to drive up the cost of medicines, a conference on drug prices (...)

 Statue of Oliver Goldsmith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

When the statue of Lord Carlisle was blown from its plinth in the People’s Garden in the Phoenix Park on July 28th, 1958, the incident was news for on(...)

Mick Torrans: ‘While my course in Maynooth was full-time, it was only two days every two weeks, meaning I could work at the same time’

The postgraduate experience is very different from the early college years. Fourth-level students tend to be much less involved in college life - espe(...)

Sr Maura Lynch in the operating theatre in Uganda.

Victoria Coffey was 11 years old when her younger brother Alfred died. Her parents had already lost two children before Victoria’s birth and lost a ne(...)

The suspended doctor has been on the Medical Council’s specialist register for a number of years, with five years’ specialist training in radiology from the faculty of radiology in the Royal College of Surgeons or elsewhere abroad

The radiologist at the centre of the Kerry hospital controversy, a graduate of an Irish university, signed off on some 46,000 reports over 16 months w(...)

Eight out of the 10 largest medical device companies in the world – including Pfizer, Boston Scientific, Bayer and Medtronic – have substantial Irish operations

A healthy environment, allowing for both medical innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive, has been attentively nurtured through consistent governmen(...)

As you head to bed after a wild night at the office Christmas party, you pop some paracetamol to prevent that humongous morning-after hangover. Right(...)

Following their purchase of Danes Hollow, the Howth home of Riverdance creators Moya Doherty and John McColgan for €8.2 million, concert promoter Pete(...)

 Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness: “I was very sad to retire. But I had to go, they throw you out at 72.”  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Prison is largely ineffective for rehabilitating sex offenders, retired Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has said. Although sexual offenders (...)

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