1970 was a “year of militancy” for nurses, who marched in protest for the first time, as covered by The Irish TImes.

1970 was the year of the Arms Trial, escalating violence in the North, and a six-month bank strike. Apollo 13 told Houston it had a problem. Nixon cam(...)

From 1963 onwards, the pill was imported into Ireland to keep menstrual anarchy at bay. This involved lying on a heroic scale. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s time to talk about lying women. About brazen bare-faced female mendacity – and why some people want more of it.  In the history of feminine(...)

There has been a growing online campaign against the drug Gardasil. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The rate of uptake for HPV cervical cancer vaccination has fallen 15 per cent among young girls. The vaccine, which protects women from seven out of(...)

Brian Maurer, who died late last year at the age of 72, was one of Ireland’s most prominent physicians and a pioneer of cardiology. A founder member o(...)

Junior doctors picket  outside the Mater Hospital in Dublin last month. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland has been referred to the European Court of Justice for its failure to comply with EU working hours legislation regarding the work practices of(...)