Those who reported that they did not get more six hours sleep a night were found to have been more likely to develop dementia in later life according to a study conducted by researchers at University College London File photograph: Getty

People in their 50s and 60s who do not get more than six hours sleep a night appear to have a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, a majo(...)

Pregnant women and their babies are suffering worse outcomes during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research

Pregnant women and their babies are suffering worse outcomes during the Covid-19 pandemic, and researchers are sounding the alarm for immediate action(...)

Kathleen Lonsdale: the pioneering scientist, pacifist and prison reformer was born on January 28th, 1903, in Newbridge, Co Kildare

Kathleen Lonsdale, X-ray crystallographer, pacifist and prison reformer, was an outstanding scientist who had a number of firsts for female scientists(...)

Former solicitors Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke at Cork District Court. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

The case of solicitors Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke has left many scratching their heads. The couple were jailed for a series of elaborate frauds o(...)

World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty

The director-general of the World Health Organisation has said he is isolating after being identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for (...)

The more lofty sounding purpose statement has proliferated since the 2008 financial crisis. Photograph: iStock

Last week Patrice Caine, the boss of the French defence and technology company Thales, made a dismal announcement. Thales, whose roots stretch back m(...)

Empty plinths outside the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin after the statues were removed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The owners of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin have asked for another four weeks to deal with the issue of the statues which it removed, allegedly witho(...)

Two statues on the bar in Cafe Bar H, Grand Canal Square, are from the same series as those removed from outside the Shelbourne Hotel. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell / The Irish Times

Four Shelbourne Hotel statues have gone from public view, for now, but there are two more in Café Bar H at Grand Canal Quay, Dublin where they have be(...)

One of the statues removed by the hotel. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

Enforcement action has been initiated by Dublin City Council against the Shelbourne Hotel for the removal of four statues from the front of the buildi(...)

A view of a statueless plinth at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Nineteenth century documentation proves conclusively that the statues taken down by the Shelbourne Hotel do not depict slave girls, an art historian h(...)

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