Getting active in midlife could be as good for you as starting young when it comes to reducing the risk of an early death, researchers have suggested.(...)

More than six out of 10 academic staff working in temporary and part-time roles are women. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Trade unions have called for an end to the “stark inequalities” and precarious working environments facing workers, particularly women, in higher and (...)

 A pro-Remain campaigner (left) and pro-Leave activist remonstrate with each other  outside parliament in London last week.  Parliamentarians are to  vote on British prime minister Theresa May’s  Plan B Brexit deal on Wednesday, January 29th. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Why did the UK vote to leave the European Union? The most commonly held view is that it was a populist revolt of the kind that has upended European an(...)

Images of a brain pre- and post-vagus nerve stimulation. Photograph: Corazzol et al/PA Wire

A 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years is showing signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering treatment based on ne(...)

Writer warns we must acknowledge the weaknesses and limitations of forecasts if a business hopes to live up to its predicted expectations

The country is seemingly awash with entrepreneurs, men and women opening start-ups. There were 35,000 new business owners in 2016 according to an annu(...)

The growth of polluting microplastics in the Irish environment has been confirmed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency has publis(...)

New Zealand’s TJ Perenara hits Ireland fullback  Rob Kearney high at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

New high tackle sanctions took effect on January 3rd, with zero tolerance when it comes to contact with an opponent’s head. Whether the high tackle is(...)

Belly fat – aka spare tyre, muffin top, beer belly – is a more significant issue than the aesthetics of squeezing into last year’s skinny jeans – it’s an indicator of your overall health. Photograph: istock

It’s summer, and big, baggy jumpers that hide our cuddly bumps and lumps have been relegated to the back of the wardrobe. For many of us, that raises (...)

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump: his allies dismiss the criticism as politically motivated and historically suspect. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The comparison was inflammatory, to say the least. William F Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts, equated Donald Trump’s immigration plan with Kr(...)

Dublin-born architect Niamh Kiernan: “The failure to ensure that funding for heritage is put on a statutory basis is detrimental to the heritage sector.”

A verdant jewel nestling in a bend of the river Thames in west London, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, home to the world’s largest collection of l(...)

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