People in Los Angeles protest the appointment of  former Breitbart News head Steve Bannon, as chief strategist of the White House. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s election as the next US president after a xenophobic and Islamophobic campaign has switched on a spouting tap of hate. He has emboldene(...)

Ireland has a rich ethno-medical knowledge and a history of traditional healing,” says Helen Sheridan, professor of pharmacology at Trinity College.

GPs in Ireland used to give people a bottle of medicine. It was pink or it was blue, and if one didn’t work you tried the other one. Then, as now, mos(...)

New Left stalwart: Tom Hayden at a press conference in Los Angeles in 1973. Photograph: George Brich/AP

The veteran social activist and politician Tom Hayden, a stalwart of the US New Left who served 18 years in California’s state legislature and gained (...)

Having your clock run to schedule is better for your health. Photograph: iStock

Jet lag is the curse of long-distance travel, but there is now an app to help you adjust as rapidly as possible to a new time zone. It tells you when(...)

You are not going to win very many votes telling people that the Government’s job creation policy is the best guarantee that they will be safe in their beds. Photograph: Frank Miller

Do you remember the rural crime wave. The endless stories last year of pensioners cowering in their homes as marauding gangs terrorised the countrysid(...)

Neelie Kroes pictured  in Dublin Castle in 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent’s senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn’t “run away” from the E(...)

New research into online dating has revealed that women prefer men who are taller than them and men like thin women. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Online dating is ostensibly a straightforward affair. You like the look of somebody online and you try and find a common interest. Then you date. It e(...)

Judge Charles Breyer, who presided over hearings about VW’s emissions cheating, in his chambers at the Federal District Courthouse in San Francisco.

It was one of the fastest civil settlements in the history of corporate malfeasance, coming together in six months instead of the years usually requir(...)

Since lifting rates in December for the first time since 2009, the Fed has appeared increasingly wary of following with another increase too soon, preferring to hold fire and assess what damage – if any – the tightening of financial conditions and slowdown in China will do to US growth.

One of the Federal Reserve’s top policymakers has warned of increased risks to US growth and flagged up a troubling fall in inflation expectations, as(...)

Karl O’Brien: “Being in a very social media-savvy generation means I’m not learning from trends or analysis, I’m learning from the trenches”

Dublin teenager Karl O’Brien has swapped his bedroom in Swords for a city centre office due to the growing demands of his business The f(...)

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