People wear masks in Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China. Coronavirus cases have been found in the US, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Photograph: Xiaolu Chu/Getty

Global health bodies are warning of an increased likelihood of a new flu-like virus in China spreading to Ireland and other parts of Europe. A World(...)

 Women wearing face masks arrive at Heathrow Airport in London on Friday. Britain is to begin monitoring direct flights from China to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

An outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has killed 26 people and caused over 800 to fall ill. Just weeks after it emerged, the virus has spread to o(...)

Barry O’Donnell, the noted paediatric surgeon, has died aged 93 after a professional career of great colour and diversity. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

Prof Barry O’Donnell Born: September 6th, 1926 Died: November 26th, 2019 Barry O’Donnell, the noted paediatric surgeon, has died aged 93 after a prof(...)

Efforts to recover the bodies of some of those killed in the volcanic eruption on White Island, New Zealand on Monday are ongoing. Photograph: AP

Irish doctor Deirdre Seoighe was on maternity leave with her three-month-old baby Ruadhán when New Zealand’s White Island volcano erupted on Monday, k(...)

Former environmental editor of The Irish Times Frank McDonald has been made a honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Frank McDonald, a former environment editor of The Irish Times, has been made a honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Present(...)

A view of Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

One of the pleasures of an old house is its ghosts. Not the haunted variety, but a consciousness of lives lived within walls that have seen much. Such(...)

The data reveals Ireland’s exceptionally high third-level participation rate, which is among the highest in the world. File photograph: iStock

The Irish Times 2019 Feeder School list, published today, provides new insights into the education pathways taken by thousands of Leaving Cert student(...)

Devenish chief executive Richard Kennedy.

Richard Kennedy is about to tuck into a salad when I arrive for our interview at a business park in the shadow of Belfast’s former industrial behemoth(...)

For both mean and women the relationship between wealth and time moves rigidly in lockstep: the better off you are, the more years you get

Five years, 60 months, 260 weeks, 1825 days. That’s the amount of extra life you get in Ireland if you are in the top 20 per cent of earners, as oppos(...)

 Flu outbreaks occur almost every year during the cold season

Influenza, or to use its more common appellation “the flu”, has been with us for a long time. One of the earliest reports of a flu-like illness comes (...)

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