The points for the health sciences tend to be on the higher end of the scale, particularly for medicine.  Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Most doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and other healthcare professions have made their mind up long before now, and aspiring doctors will alread(...)

There is nothing quite like the moment a baby cuts his first tooth. That little gummy smile punctuated by his first pearly whites just couldn’t get an(...)

The results of a HEA study “raises question marks over how available the career path is to a broad section of society”.

The modern day Irish medical student is likely to come from a wealthier socio-economic background, be young and female and live in Dublin, according (...)

 Helena Molony wanted to recreate Proclamation as accurately as possible. Above: a poster of the  Proclamation  during 2016’s Easter Rising commerorations. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

The first anniversary of the Easter Rising was marked in Dublin, as this newspaper reported at the time, “By a good deal of excitement”. It might have(...)

There are a variety of pathways to become a physiotherapist. An increasingly popular option is studying abroad through English. Photograph: iStock

Question: My daughter is due to sit the Leaving Cert next year. She works hard and on a good day might secure 450 points. Her heart is set on becoming(...)

Flora Sandes (right) - probably the first woman ever honoured with a commission as a combatant officer in a European army.  Photograph: City of Vancouver Archives

It might be stretching things to say that Flora Sandes was Irish, even in this month, when associate membership of the club is thrown open to all-come(...)

 Albinia Brodrick, in a spectacular mid-life reinvention, changed her name to Gobnait Ní Bhruadair

One of the great clichés of Ireland’s Civil War is that it divided “brother against brother”. Less often heard is that it divided brother against sist(...)

Dr Arthur Tanner  attending to  Brian O’Driscoll at the Aviva Stadium in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Isn’t it strange that princes and kings and clowns that caper in sawdust rings and common people like you and me are builders for eternity? Each is(...)

Homestead: Ivor Browne at Rathronan, in Co Wexford. Photograph: Alan Gilsenan

When William Ivory Browne was a boy he would take the train from Dublin to spend holidays with his aunts Kathleen and Maisie at Rathronan Castle, the (...)

Do all patients really want to hear about all the dreadful things that could conceivably happen?

When I drove past Dublin Castle on the evening of May 22nd last year, jubilant crowds were celebrating the extension of civil marriage rights to same-(...)

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