Breda Wall (left) with her daughters Brigid and Claire in Santa Barbara, California

Breda Wall is originally from Trim, Co Meath. She works in special education in Santa Barbara, California. She has two daughters, Brigid, 21 and (...)

 Alan Gorman (28) was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at  17. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

When Alan Gorman started having pain in his feet at the age of 17 during his first months at college, a doctor put it down to an unbalanced diet and n(...)

McCullough Mulvin designs: Bessboro House, Cork

What makes cities look the way they do? Most people take them for granted, get stuck in traffic, admire the edifices, use the offices and dream of bi(...)

Indian social activists and children release a World Aids Day sign  tied balloons in Kolkata,  December 1st, 2015. According to the UN Aids programme, India had the third-largest number of people living with HIV in the world at the end of 2013.  Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

A sharp rise in HIV cases in recent months has prompted calls for the wider introduction of free, rapid testing for the disease. The number of HIV di(...)

Prof Brian O’Connell, director of prosthodontics at the Dublin Dental Hospital, Dr Ramesh Babu and Dr Padraig McAuliffe, prosthodontist and researcher at the Dublin Dental Hospital.

A group of Irish researchers have invented an intelligent mouthguard that will determine whether you grind your teeth at night and will send that i(...)

Holy Spirit National School, Sillogue Road, Ballymun. Photograph: Google StreetView

An 11-year-old schoolboy, who injured several teeth in a courtyard fall while playing “bulldog” with a group of fellow pupils, has been awarded €25,00(...)