As US first lady, Michelle Obama advocated for modernisation of the nutrition label. Under President Donald Trump, the FDA rolled back the new regulation. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

It’s January and I suspect most of you have spent some time thinking about a c word. No, I don’t mean Covid. I mean “calorie”. Despite the efforts of (...)

Dr Noel McCaffrey is the founder of ExWell Medical and former Dublin GAA footballer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fourteen empty chairs spaced out in a north Dublin car park before sunrise on a chilly winter’s morning await the dedicated participants of a 7.30am w(...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneu(...)

‘Using metal additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, you can produce complicated solid structures by fusing metal powders one layer at a time.’

What is your PhD about? It is on the physical properties and endurance of 3D-printed metals. I am doing my PhD as part of the Advanced Metallics Syst(...)

Ireland has a strong history of support for vaccination, whether it has been voluntary or compulsory.  Photograph: AP/Hans Pennink

Never before have so many people looked forward to being jabbed with a sharp object. Hopes for the return of social life are now pinned to small phial(...)

“It is really important that children in school today have the right level of skills when they come out that will enable them to have the jobs of tomorrow.” Photograph: iStock

As we come towards the end of 2020, the one that marks my 35th year with Microsoft, I have been reflecting on what has proven to be one of the most ch(...)

 Tadhg Daly of Nursing Homes Ireland: it makes sense if there is a clinic set up to administer vaccines to residents and staff of a nursing home in a rural area to have family members participate too.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Inoculating a nominated visitor for nursing home residents as a “vaccine buddy” in the first Covid-19 vaccinations would help their wellbeing, the nur(...)

Taoiseach does a quick bit of Christmas shopping in the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street but all he really wants is a dozen com-it-tees as stocking fillers.

Micheál Martin has long been a dee-vo-tee of the com-it-tee. Loves them. What do you want for Christmas, Taoiseach? Actually, he was spotted after(...)

ICT Skillnet offers free online training courses via the Cisco Networking Academy. Photograph: iStock

Are you a cybersecurity professional? Then you must be in demand. Over half of respondents to the 2020 Cybersecurity Workforce Study said their organ(...)

‘Recent US studies have found younger people are far more likely to believe false claims about Covid than older people’

Young people are more likely to believe disinformation on Covid-19 and to resist vaccines, a conference has heard. At the event addressing trust in (...)

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