These nanoparticles have been built at a scale small enough to interact with individual molecules. Photograph: Medi-Mation/Science Photo Library

The idea that a tiny machine could be inserted into the body and then travel to the site of damaged or diseased cells to repair those cells onsite has(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside the High Court after winning her case. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

A statement issued by the solicitor of Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer, has accused the Minister for Health and his depart(...)

Elysha Brennan at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: ‘I’m in such a blessed position because I know what it is like to have it all taken away from you.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

In October 2016 medical student Elysha Brennan was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a debilitating condition which led to her hospitalisation for 10(...)

A new national oral health policy focuses on prevention, on screening and on building links between oral and general health through a common risk factor approach. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A new national oral health policy has set out the future of dental care in Ireland. It promises free treatment for all children up to the age of 16, b(...)

‘The dental profession in Ireland is unable to assure patients that they are receiving the safe and contemporary standard of care they expect.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland is losing dentists it has trained to other countries through a lack of dental specialist training here, the Royal College of Surgeons in Irela(...)

Dr Arlyng Gonzalez-Vazquez and Prof Fergal O’Brien: “If we can at least target early intervention to try to restore bone to healthy levels in older people that would be a huge advance,” says Prof O’Brien

The remarkable bone-healing powers of children have been transferred into adult cells in a major breakthrough by scientists based in Ireland. Scient(...)

The INMO said trolley figures were ‘exceptionally high’. File photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not yet “fully understand” why overcrowding is increasing in Cork, Limerick and Galway hospitals. Latest Iris(...)

Choosing to convert disciplines prior to seeking to enter the labour market is a perfectly rational decision.

As a Guidance Counsellor, I would always advise aspiring undergraduate students to study what they are passionate about. Nothing gets you successfully(...)

 Rónán Mullen is one of the senators elected by NUI gradutes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A cross section of the Irish electorate – more than half a million people – only semi exercises its franchise. Many university graduates are ignoring,(...)

 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(...)

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