Professor Jim Lucey  (centre), who said many common physiological symptoms including muscle aches, joint pains, headaches and even dental pain can be caused by stress-related mental health problems

One in five of all physical complaints seen by GPs and consultants are related to mental health issues, a leading consultant psychiatrist has said.Pro(...)

Twist and shout: The Beatles after arriving at Dublin Airport in November 1963, with Paul Russell (left) and  Frank Hall of RTÉ. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency/irishphotoarchive.ie

The journey made by the phenomenon known as The Beatles was remarkably short – just nine years – but their winding road had its share of twists and tu(...)

HSE head of child and family services Gordon Jeyes: there has been “no shortage of advice” in the form of investigations over the years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A total of 29 inquiries into the State’s handling of child abuse cases over the past two decades have resulted in some 550 separate recommendations, a(...)

 Dr Alison Donnelly of Trinity College Dublin. A study led by her  shows that the warmer climate has led to a change in the seasonal cycle of a range of plants and animals

Tourism may be a winner from the impact of climate change here, with the season stretching from April to October, according to one of a series of repo(...)

 At NovaUCD are (from left) Nigel Cobbe, vice-president of business development at Enbio, chief executive John O’Donoghue, and Dr James Carton, industrial surfaces programme manager. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

John O’Donoghue, founder of surface technology company Enbio, is candid about the many challenges of getting a tech start-up off the ground. “I’ve mad(...)

A boy holds a Polish flag: research shows   Polish and Irish emigrants are highly mobile and move back and forward  between their home countries and abroad. Photograph:  Reuters

The perceptions of emigration as a permanent move abroad is outdated, according to new research into Irish and Polish migrants. Learning from Poland: (...)

President Michael D.Higgins with poet Paula Meehan after she was announced as Ireland Professor of Poety at a reception in the Provost House, Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Dublin’s “informal poet laureate” Paula Meehan has been named Ireland Professor of Poetry.The poet and playwright is the second woman to be awarded th(...)

In Ireland, all women of childbearing age are recommended to take 400 micrograms (0.4mg) of folic acid every day, preferably through a food supplement. Photograph: Getty Images

There would be no additional benefits to making it mandatory to add folic acid to bread or other food types, according to the Food Safety Authority of(...)

It’s a diagnosis you can make while the patient is still in the waiting room. A characteristic repetitive hacking cough, typically with a “whoop” s(...)

Niamh Curran, UCC student, and her mother, Rosarii, from Killurin,Co Wexford. Photograph:Mary Browne

With uniforms, homework notebooks and Leaving Certificate worries joyfully consigned to the past, starting college is both daunting and exciting. And (...)

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