The term ‘agricultural property’ is fairly wide and includes actual land, farm buildings and farm houses, machinery and stock, alongside things like milk quotas and single farm payment entitlements

A lot of small family farms are rented out and the owner is working another job full time. In this case, the owners (my parents) are now in their 60s,(...)

Melanie Labor: ‘‘I’ll see you soon’ doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll actually see you soon.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The first time Melanie Labor visited Ireland in the late 1990s she bought a travel guide which she regularly leafed through during the fortnight she s(...)

Mr Justice Charles Meenan  directed the application for judicial review be made on notice to Maynooth University, and returned the matter to later this week. Photograph:   Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A student teacher has brought High Court proceedings against Maynooth University over not being permitted to graduate this year because she had not bu(...)

Leaving Cert candidates will be required to opt-in to receive calcuated grades next month. Photograph: Mark Stedman/

Leaving Cert students who wish to receive a calculated grade will be required to “opt in” online next month in advance of results being issued. More (...)

Adjustable ventilator system:  treats two patients with one machine. Photograph: NUI Galway

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” – the often-quoted words of former UK prime minister Winston Churchill when he worked to form the United Nations(...)

Researchers hope the service will encourage the public to think critically about health claims and make well-informed health choices. Photograph: iStock

A new website which helps the public check the accuracy of information on Covid-19 has been developed by researchers at the National University of Ire(...)

In time, Covid-19 will join other infectious diseases which are monitored by public health doctors throughout the world.

Dr Breda Smyth’s job has changed radically since the outbreak of Covid-19 in Ireland. As director of public health in HSE West, she had responsibility(...)

Reforming the Seanad does pose difficulties, whatever is proposed, and it is doubtful if serious reform can be undertaken without another referendum. Photograph: Alan Betson

The closure of nominations from vocational bodies and the university panels for the forthcoming Seanad election has focused attention once more on the(...)

‘Self-monitoring devises that track our health and fitness allow people to take ownership of their fitness and are part of the rise in individualised medicine in the 21st century,’ says Prof Niall Moyna of DCU.

When fitness apps first came on the market in 2010, they were heralded as an exciting new way to monitor our fitness levels and motivate us to exercis(...)

Journalist Thom Malone talks to  Dermot Cantillon, chairman of Naas racecourse, who is bidding for a seat in the Seanad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of Irish racing and breeding’s most high-profile administrative figures, Dermot Cantillon, has decided to run for election to the Seanad. Current(...)

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