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Nuanced debate: is complete abstinence form alcohol the best advice for pregnant women? Photograph: iStock

Is it okay for women to drink alcohol while pregnant? Last year a major Irish study – led by Dr Ciara Reynolds of Dublin’s UCD Centre for Human Reprod(...)

Roddy Doyle: “Slagging is virtually always very affectionate.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The writer discovered this because, when he started writing The Commitments, he knew it was good. But No matter when or where his work is set, Doyl(...)

‘There is a growing focus on green skills and environmentalism through FET, including courses in sustainable energy, sustainable development, wind turbine engineering and retrofitting,’ says Andrew Brownlee,  Solas chief executive.

When Solas, the further education and training (FET) agency, was established in 2013, the sector began to grow in importance. The new agency quickly (...)

Chris Irving, Mio Irving, Naomi Irving and Philip Irving in Düsseldorf

Philip Irving is originally from Greystones, Co Wicklow. He graduated from UCD as a mechanical engineer and emigrated to Japan in 1989. He has been ba(...)

Sonya Lennon: ‘How we work, as women and men, is ripe for change.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An advocacy group for gender equality in the workplace has called for a State-backed quality assurance mark for organisations that commit to making pr(...)

Hugh (Aodh) Kieran: He was an avid reader and a valued member of the Louth library service

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Dr John Lynch, former executive chairman of CIE. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dr John Lynch, former executive chairman of State-owned public transport group, CIÉ, and one-time director general of training body, FÁS, has died. D(...)

A computer-generated image of the newly-completed Lumen Building on Baggot Street in Dublin 4.

With three tenants already in situ at the recently-completed Lumen Building on Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4, joint agents Savills and Farley Property(...)

Experienced Irish public relations executive Brendan Bracken, who died this week aged 72.

Respected Irish public relations executive Brendan Bracken has died after a long illness. He was 72. Mr Bracken worked in the IDA Ireland press offi(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the rehabilitative training allowance was being discontinued to eliminate inequities in access to training places for people with disabilities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Simon Harris has defended the axing of a grant paid to people with disabilities on some training programmes. Mr Harris said the r(...)

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