Climate justice campaigner and former president Mary Robinson. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Those who wish to make a meaningful contribution to tackling climate change should make it a personal issue in their lives and do something, climate j(...)

Last year, some 2,971 students availed of exemptions from Irish for entry to the NUI, an 8 per cent increase in just three years. Photograph: Alan Betson

The National University of Ireland – which includes UCD, UCC and NUI Galway – is to maintain its requirement that students applying to its colleges mu(...)

Thomas Heazle Parke undergoing a ‘blood brotherhood ritual’. Illustration from Heazle Parke’s book, ‘My personal experiences in equatorial Africa as medical officer of the Emin Pasha relief expedition’/ Wikimedia Commons

“What about Livingstone?”Agnetha and Anni-Frid harmonised on Abba’s 1974 album Waterloo. What about all those Victorian men who thought fame and renow(...)

Dr Sinead McParland of Teagasc is to develop tools to help identify the most efficient cows in the national herd. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 20 early-stage scientists are to benefit from Government funding totalling €10.8 million to pursue cutting-edge research in Ireland. Their (...)

PwC has reportedly been appointed to review spiralling costs at the new Children’s hospital

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe met senior executives from Apple while on a trade mission to Silicon Valley last week, according to the Sunday Bu(...)

 Prof Sally-Ann Cryan is the senior author on a study that has developed a new treatment for tuberculosis. Photograph: Maxwell

A team of researchers led by Irish-based scientists has made a major breakthrough in tuberculosis treatment. The treatment is administered through an(...)

GreenLight is focused on bringing novel cannabinoid medicines to market for the treatment of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, arthritis, epilepsy and cancer

Canadian-listed investment group SOL Global is to acquire a 25 per cent stake in Irish medical cannabis company GreenLight Medicines in a €1.8 million(...)

The development of genetic sequencing and the discovery and use of biomarkers has now given clinicians new tools to apply this personalised approach. Photograph: iStock

Research in Ireland is advancing progress in personalised and targeted medicines, particularly in the area of oncology, which leads to better treatmen(...)

The HSE will spend €30 million on extra beds, and set up ‘winter-ready’ clinics for older persons and those with chronic diseases

The Health Service Executive has said that it “absolutely expects” that the number of people who will spend time on trolleys in hospitals this winter (...)

The policy for  provision of dental services is being comprehensively updated for the first time in 25 years.  Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The Department of Health’s plans to reform dental care in the State have been criticised by one of the main training bodies for the profession. Patie(...)

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