Artist Brian O’Doherty: ‘Now that I’ve got less permanent, I would like to do some permanent installations.’ Photograph: George Tatge

In Brian O’Doherty’s studio there is a large photograph dating from 2002. Five figures are posed against a white background: Brian O’Doherty, William (...)

Mother Michelle Metcalfe says back-to-school time is a very stressful time of year for parents. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Michelle Metcalfe,from a town just outside Dublin, has two girls who are looking forward to sitting Junior and Leaving Cert exams next year as she loo(...)

Jayna McCuskey and  Mark Ara at St Enda’s School: “It is 50 years since our free education system was made a constitutional obligation and yet still we are seeing parents being told to foot the bill.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost half the State’s parents with schoolgoing children will not be able to afford other bills or daily essentials once all the education costs that(...)

Ana Maria Pacheco’s Hairy Legs of the Queen of Sheba.  Courtesy of the artist and Pratt Contemporary

Many centuries ago a young Portuguese girl was said to have been so determined to remain chaste, she prayed to be made ugly. God granted her a beard. (...)

At William Partridge’s graveside: Trade unionist Des Geraghty (left) said  Partridge, who died in 1917,  “exposed the atrocious living conditions of workers and their families in the whole of Dublin during his lifetime”. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Trade unionist Des Geraghty has recalled how a Dublin Corporation study in 1903 established that “virtually 60 per cent of Dublin families, with an av(...)

William Partridge: labour movement stalwart and 1916 rebel

Like a more famous protagonist of 1916, Patrick Pearse, William Partridge was the son of an Englishman who, in a reverse of the historic pattern, had (...)

Artist Miranda Blennerhassett receives the RCSI silver medal from Prof John Hyland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Miranda Blennerhassett is the winner of this year’s Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) Art Award. Blennerhassett won for her installation RHA, which is(...)

Dr Barbara Murphy, Head of Equine Science, UCD

Innovation is the lifeblood of science, but it doesn’t come cheap. Solid research and development costs money, but the economic and social returns on (...)

 Forensic pathologist and neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu: “All it takes is one season, one concussion and your child’s brain is permanently damaged.” Photograph:  Pete Marovich/Getty

Dr Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist renowned for his work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the brain disease caused by concussion, has cal(...)

Cedarhurst is a 1,621sq m (17,448sq ft) standalone block adjacent to the offices of the Royal College of Surgeons

The newly refurbished Cedarhurst office building in Sandyford, Dublin 18, has come back on the letting market through agents Brown Corrigan. That age(...)

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