There are clear physical risks to the profusion of unregulated cosmetic procedures. Photograph: iStock

THE RECENT BOOM IN UNREGULATED COSMETIC PROCEDURES, PARTICULARLY THE USE OF FILLERS, IS WORRYING DERMATOLOGISTS AND PLASTIC SURGEONS, WHO SEE UNDER(...)

Mary Hernandez, president of Letterkenny Institute of Technology student union. Photograph: Joe Dunne

On any given day, Mary Hernandez sees the financial struggles facing students at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) up close. “Huge numbers h(...)

Trinity College Dublin has the highest proportion of students from affluent areas, at 36%. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The class gap in higher education is revealed in new figures that show affluent students dominate high-points courses such as medicine, finance and en(...)

A view of the UCD campus at Belfield, Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Affluent students are far more likely to study high-points courses in university and earn more within months of graduating than those from less well-o(...)

As anyone who’s ever tried to clear the clogged bath or shower drain knows, we all lose our hair. Hair shedding is a part of everyday life and is tota(...)

Chafing is more common in women who run without sports bras

In his poem O Jesus! O Epidermis! (1997), George A Ferguson wrote: That, my friend, is all there is Between you and the abyss. Two hundred and ninetee(...)