The Dáil chamber. “Dozens of Bills that have been approved in principle by the Dáil are blocked because the Government has refused to issue money messages.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Controversy has erupted recently over the Government delaying the Climate Emergency Bill using an obscure constitutional device known as the “money me(...)

The liver has  more than 500 functions and is the only organ  that can regenerate itself. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The liver is a wonderfully resilient and complex organ that nurtures and protects your body day in and day out. It helps neutralise and dispose of tox(...)

 Members of the wellbeing committee at  St Wolstan’s Community School in Celbridge, Co Kildare. They are   teachers Laura Gerraghty and Margaret Bennett, and pupils   Rosaleen Byrne (15), Codi Long (15), Swati Joshi (14) and Beth Corry (17). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The wellbeing of Irish secondary school students decreases steadily from first year through to sixth, with girls suffering more of a decline than boys(...)

Book lovers  waiting to enter the Secret Garden venue at last year’s  Dalkey Book Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Later today, well over 100,000 people will congregate at Slane and Malahide to hear, respectively, the venerable sounds of Metallica and the even more(...)

Dr Nicholas Payne atttaches a bio-logging device to a tiger shark in waters off the Bahamas.

The mysterious lifestyle of tiger sharks, who are notoriously difficult to study in their natural environment, has been revealed through the use of in(...)

Combimark’s  Fiona Snow (left) and Dr Aisling Snow (right)  at the Dublin opening of  Health Innovation Hub Ireland

Designer Fiona Snow still remembers the day her sister Aisling came to her studio with an “idea for a side project”. OLCH consultant paediatric radiol(...)

Given the pretty miserable weather we have been having of late you could be forgiven for thinking that summer is still a long way off. But it is upon (...)

Salvage teams working  to retrieve debris from the wreckage of Air France flight 447 off the coast of Brazil in  2009.  Source: Forca Aerea Brasileira via Bloomberg News

Ten years ago Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed into the Atlantic with the loss of all 216 passengers and 12 crew. The trag(...)

From left: Liam Redmond, country manager of Enactus Ireland; Enactus Trinity College students Rudy O’Leary, Charlie Quirke, Daire Hennessy, Erin Kehoe, Scott Byrne, Aimee Louise Carton; Sene Naoupu Leinster Rugby star and Bank of Ireland ambassador and Terence O’Rourke, chairman of Enactus Ireland at the final in Chartered Accountants House in Dublin. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Students from Trinity College Dublin beat off competition from the University of Limerick, Dublin City University and NUI Galway to win the Enactus Ir(...)

‘What sticks in my head is, as a young child, crying and crying and not knowing why I was crying,’ says Jane, about her dad’s death. Photograph: iStock

A nine-year-old boy didn’t realise his parents were separating until he saw his father go out the door with a suitcase and his mother told him: “Dad i(...)

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