China’s President Xi Jinping (R) and Premier Li Keqiang (L) arrive for the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing, China.

One of the headlines that emerged in the run-up to the National People’s Congress was that the parliamentary gathering is also one of the wealt(...)

Members of the Academy of Popular Music Junior Band in the Cork School of Music: Sam O’Brien, Amy Brennan, Jerry Horgan, Holly O’Connor, Cian Mullane, Jake O’Driscoll, Shauna Coffey and Kate Dunlea. Photogrpah: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

You could do worse than sit around and listen to the music of Mozart during pregnancy but a once-popular theory that it could boost your unborn(...)

Mouthwash can be a “disaster” for your health, a new study suggests. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London found blood pressure levels increa(...)

Students are being saddled with debt to buy into a brand, the forum was told

University education has become “a confidence trick and a scam”, a gathering of students and academics at Dublin City University (DCU) heard yesterday(...)

Fr Sean Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland. He said a universal pension would be a simpler, fairer and more just system. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Introducing its proposals for universal pension scheme the Social Justice Ireland group claimed that every person over the age of 65 could have a pens(...)

Models walk the runway at  Jonathan Anderson’s show during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Hottest ticket in London at the weekend was for Jonathan Anderson’s show in Yeomanry House, home to the University of London’s army officer training c(...)

Leaving Cert points are not the only way to progress to college

More than 30,000 students enrol on Post-Leaving Certificate-Further Education (PLC- FE) courses every year to gain a qualification in a vocational are(...)

Solicitor Gerard O’Donnell representing Praveen Halappanavar husband of Savita Halappanavar who died in a hospital in Galway. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The final report of the HSE Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Savita Halappanavar is expected to be published within week(...)

 Granny O’Grimm: Are grandparents naughty or nice? Photograph: Irish Film Board/PA Wire

The warmth and affection which young people have for their grandparents has always struck me as a positive thing in the world – but it was not (...)

Praveen Halappanavar with a picture of his late wife, Savita, in Galway. His solicitor, Gerard O’Donnell, said Mr Halappanavar may decide by Monday on his approach to the draft report on the death last year of his wife at Galway University Hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The independent chairman of the inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar in hospital in Galway last October has ex(...)

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