Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, hasn’t been having a great few weeks. There was the bizarre – and totally unfounded – tweet callin(...)

The audience at the Schrödinger at 75 conference, organised by Trinity College Dublin at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Direct intervention in the ageing process itself will soon help reduce illnesses associated with getting old, and increase lifespan and quality of liv(...)

Irish women lead substantially less active lives than men and a significant percentage of both genders are at risk of serious disease through a lack o(...)

The tide is turning against this controversial weed-killer Roundup, which has been Monsanto’s worldwide corporate cash cow. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

A Californian court recently ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million (€253 million) to a school groundsman who claims exposure to glyphosate (sold by Mon(...)

Greenpeace activists scaling a giant billboard in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta to highlight toxic air pollution levels they say pose a danger to residents and athletes competing in the Asian Games. Photograph: Greenpeace/AFP/Getty Images

Air pollution causes a “huge” reduction in intelligence, according to new research, indicating that the damage to society of toxic air is far deeper t(...)

The decline in the number of rural pubs was the pretext for a call by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland for a cut in excise in Budget 2019. Photograph: Brian Lynch

The large companies – mostly multinationals – that manufacture the beers and spirits we guzzle know their five-year campaign for a cut in drink taxes (...)

More than 41,000 people in Europe have been infected with measles in the first half of this year. according to the World Health Organisation. Some 76 cases have been recorded in Ireland.

Cases of measles in Europe have reached a record high according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), with Ireland seeing a massive increase in diag(...)

Kofi Annan and former president Mary Robinson at One Young World event in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tributes have been paid to Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary general who died on Saturday, as a “dear friend of Ireland” and an exceptio(...)

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve both compliance and the accuracy of retinal imaging, Microsoft’s chief medical officer Dr Simon Kos says.

In Ireland 6.5 per cent of adults aged between 20 and 79 live with diabetes. Unfortunately, the condition is the leading cause of blindness among adul(...)

The herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate, is manufactured by the Monsanto company, a unit of German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, in St Louis, USA. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

The weedkiller glyphosate, which is sold under the trade name Roundup, will continue to be licensed for use in Ireland in spite of a US court awarding(...)

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