Language requirements for entry to third level vary, but exemptions are available. Photograph: iStock

My son is exempted from Irish and on the advice of his school did not study any other language other than English. He is now finalising his CAO course(...)

Alec Redmond and Tadhg Ward (both aged 10) at the launch of the Irish Heart Foundation's new campaign "Prevent a Stroke: Feel the Pulse". Photograph: Marc O'Sullivan

1) As a part of their ‘Prevent a stroke: Feel the Pulse’ campaign, the Irish Heart foundation is urging people to check their pulse twice a day. (...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

Casino Marino: Ireland’s miniature 18th-century architectural masterpiece

Open House Dublin, the annual architectural showcase, starts today and runs all weekend. We’ll all get to peek behind the doors of buildings, private (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied that he and the Government performed a U-turn on whether to introduce mandatory open disclosure in the health service. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied that he and the Government performed a U-turn on whether to introduce mandatory open disclosure in the health servic(...)

“Those of Irish descent have a distinctively homogenous make-up, which makes it comparatively easy to map our susceptibility to disease, as well as our reaction to medication.”

Sixteen European Union countries have signed up to a European genome project to collaborate on DNA research and, regrettably, Ireland is not yet one o(...)

Prof Donal O’Shea is consultant endocrinologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Columcille’s Hospital, Dublin. He also lectures in endocrinology to medical students at UCD and the RCSI

Since his return to Ireland in 1999, Prof Donal O’Shea has been the lead clinician for a hospital-based multi-disciplinary obesity service in St Vince(...)

New members admitted to the Royal Irish Academy, pictured outside the academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle

The Government’s Brexit Strategy should seek to preserve the closest possible research links between Ireland and the UK, according to the president of(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesperson Billy Kelleher: “People are rightly worried and they want answers.” Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The fault discovered in the Health Service Executive’s computer systems has become an international issue after the manufacturer issued a worldwide sa(...)

Senior infants practise mindfulness at the Heath National School in  Portlaoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When the bell rings in St Patrick’s Junior School, the students don’t clamber to be first in line. They don’t fight the urge to talk to their best fr(...)

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