President Michael D Higgins launching his Shared Ireland, Shared Island initiative at Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda, Co Louth, on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has claimed he was following security advice from his own office when he used the Government jet to travel to Belfast for (...)

Research, published during the summer in The Lancet, concluded there is no safe level of alcohol intake and the healthiest approach is to drink as little as possible

After a record 1,000 days, the Public Health Alcohol Bill has passed through the Dáil. Among its more groundbreaking features are the inclusion of wri(...)

Kevin Fegan

Tommy Fegan, the new chairman of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) says he and his family try to console themselves that their son and brother Kevin had(...)

Compared with those who did not report a history of mental disorder these pregnancies were more likely to result in premature deliveries and babies born with low birth weight, the researchers found. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

Pregnant women with a history of mental health problems are more likely to experience premature births or delivery of babies with low weight, a new Ir(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney spoke to the British secretary of state for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley on Thursday night and the two agreed to meet in Belfast after April 10th. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish and British governments are to launch another push to re-establish the powersharing institutions at Stormont. The move will follow celebra(...)

 UCD celebrate with the Collingwood Cup after their win over Queens. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

UCD 2 Queens University Belfast 1 A magnificent injury-time strike from Daire O’Connor gave a 10-man UCD a hard fought victory over home side Queens (...)

The Royal Irish J109 yacht White Mischief  (pink spinnaker in foreground), skippered by Tim and Richard Goodbody, will win the Waterhouse Shield for best boat on handicap at the DBSC awards. Photograph: David O’Brien

Flying Fifteen sailor Ben Mulligan will be crowned best one-design sailor at Friday night’s Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) gala awards ceremony in Dún(...)

An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars.  Image: Robin Dienel/The Carnegie Institution for Science via The New York Times

A collision of two neutron stars, 130 million light years away, has opened up “a new window on the Universe”. The spectacular event which occurred on (...)

Eric McDowell: he joined the Bletchley Park establishment straight from school, and was part of the Japanese Emperor Codes cryptology department

Eric McDowell, who has died at at the age of 92, was involved in many facets of life in Northern Ireland, both business and private. However, a signif(...)

USI president Michael Kerrigan and his colleagues. Photograph: Paul Corey

Working out of a tiny corner office overlooking Dublin Port, it is hard to believe that the eight staff and 10 full-time officers of the Union of Stud(...)

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