Pain specialist Dr Diarmuid McCoy with his wife Jane, who is from Midleton, Co Cork,  Luke, 17 (right),  Tim 15 and Cate 11

Working Abroad Q&A: Dr Diarmuid McCoy, who is originally from Bantry, Co Cork, but now lives in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, on working as a Spec(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison:  In 2012 he  warned that asylum seekers might cause a typhoid outbreak. Photograph:  James Gourley/Getty Images

In 2013, after two terms in power, Australia’s Labor government was riven by internecine disputes, had twice torn down prime ministers in internal cou(...)

Healthy balance: Our gut flora, with its tens of trillions of micro-organisms, is the final interior, if not frontier, given the new links to many aspects of health. Photograph: Getty

Space may be the final frontier but back on Earth the human body is still yielding up secrets, some of which may help us to get more balance into our (...)

This is part of series on the subject of burnout which continues next week in The Irish Times and on irishtimes.com. We would like to hear from reader(...)

 Oisín McConville: he  delivers talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gambling. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Oisín McConville told a conference on Thursday that he now delivered talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gamb(...)

Police continue to search a home in Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia. Two men appeared in court on Friday in relation to an alleged terror plot to bring down an aircraft. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Two men were charged with terrorist offences in Sydney on Friday over an alleged plot to smuggle a bomb on to an Etihad Airways flight, which authori(...)

Dr Mick Carter and Gail Condon, founders of Writing for Tiny. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

The first round of companies hoping to raise funds from Trinity College’s new crowdfunding platform ended their campaigns last week without hitting th(...)