Medivic Bakanababo, a secondary student at Pobalscoil Isolde Palmerstown, learns about life as a doctor at the RCSI’s open day.

More than 800 Leaving Certificate students attended an open day at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on Thursday and most said they were(...)

Dr Michael O’Neill, director of research and development at Inflection Biosciences, Darren Cunningham, chief executive at Inflection and Prof Bryan Hennessy, senior clinical lecturer at RCSI and consultant medical oncologist. Photograph: Julien Behal

Irish drug development company Inflection Biosciences will present data on its fledgling breakthrough breast cancer therapy to the American Associatio(...)

File image of late author Emma Hannigan. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A research fellowship in honour of late author Emma Hannigan has been announced by Breast Cancer Ireland. Emma Hannigan died one month ago today aft(...)

Shanahan’s, a steak house, is operated by John Shanahan, who is based in Florida

The Royal College of Surgeons will strengthen its hold on the west side of Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green after agreeing to purchase the Georgian buildin(...)

Study found a 20% increase in cardiovascular deaths among men in the year after the crash. Photograph:  PA

Medics have discovered that there was a spike in the number of heart-related deaths in Ireland in the year following the economic crash in 2008. A pa(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris (centre) discusses the chair of the working group Deborah McNamara  (left) and consultant in general and colorectal surgery at Beaumont Hospital,  and Dr Ailin Rodgers, senior surgical trainee at the RCSI (right). Photograph: Julien Behal

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is to implement a series of measures to improve the number of women working as surgeons in Ireland. O(...)

Cake time... five steps to breaking the habit. Photograph: Jamie Grill Photography/Getty Images

Cake culture is killing us. The faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in England has claimed that sugary office-based snacking is(...)

Mammograms are frightening because of the potential that they will find a cancer – but the mantra that early detection saves lives is true

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening, and many of the known risk factors – genetics, ageing, being a woman – are beyond our control. That i(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan visits ‘The Irish Times’ helpdesk in the paper’s offices on Tara Street in Dublin. Pictured with her are career guidance counsellors Brian Mooney, Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan says she will give “every assistance” to an asylum seeker who is trying to secure a place in college (...)

Cova, a detached dormer property in Baily, enjoys panoramic views of Dublin Bay and the city skyline. A thousand years ago, the now peaceful maritime(...)

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