Theresa May: says she is “no fan” of the EU’s charter of fundamental rights or the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Britain should leave the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and not the European Union, home secretary Theresa May has said. Ms May said that(...)

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PROBLEM: I dropped out of college in in October 2015 and have now decided to go back to college this September. I want to do either general or psychi(...)

Competition and Markets Authority says investigation shows determination to take enforcement action against illegal anti-competitive practices

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and a number of generic pharmaceuticals firms have been fined €45 million for anti-competitive practices. The fine w(...)

The Social Democrats launch their manifesto on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

George HW Bush used to refer disdainfully to the “vision thing”, acknowledging the charge that he lacked an overarching idea of what he wanted to achi(...)

Charlie Macedo-Box can now eat ‘real food’ since he began taking the drug, Kuvan.

The life of Charlie Macedo- Box (11) and his family has been “dramatically different” since he started taking the first drug developed to help in the (...)

Kainos chief executive Brendan Mooney

Belfast-based IT firm Kainos Software has disposed of its stake in the speed recognition company SpeechStorm for £2 million. San Francisco-based Gen(...)

A protest about the number of people on hospital trolleys: the focus of attention on the immediate trolley problem and the need for quick fixes have made it difficult to solve some of the underlying problems in health. Photograph: Frank Miller

A number of theories feature in the economics literature to explain how the public service operates. Some suggest public servants manoeuvre to maximis(...)

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were  no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 doctors graduating each year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were absolutely no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 (...)

Physician, heal thyself

News of a £5 million plan to tackle staff sickness in the British National Health Service (NHS) is a recognition of the critical and demanding work ca(...)

‘Development of the requisite information technology for 21st century healthcare management is urgently needed.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Our health needs have changed radically over the past 60 years. But our health system is a piecemeal legacy of the 20th century, when TB was rampant a(...)

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