Deirdre Murphy

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Coombe hospital: controversial vaccination of relatives of staff

The fallout from the Coombe’s controversial vaccination of relatives of staff has continued with a flurry of acrimonious letters involving the chair o(...)

Tom Fahey, a professor of general practice at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, has written to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly complaining about the hospital’s treatment of his wife, Prof Deirdre Murphy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The husband of a hospital consultant at the Coombe hospital has claimed that its board is trying to silence his wife over her criticism of the controv(...)

The  master of the Coombe hospital has been asked to resign over the decision to vaccinate family members of staff ahead of priority groups in January.   Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A medical professor at Trinity College Dublin has called on the master of the Coombe hospital to resign in the wake of the controversy over family mem(...)

JP McMahon with his daughters, Heather and Martha. Photograph: Anita Murphy

Kids can cook JP McMahon has plenty of experience teaching children to cook, with his daughters Heather and Martha as his star pupils, and he is laun(...)

'Remote learning might work for secondary or older children but not primary kids,' says one reader. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this week we asked how you’ve found homeschooling the second time around. Here’s what you told us. This time around is different. My son has (...)

David Shannon, Susie Dillon and their daughter, Olive, and dog Bonnie. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For architect David Shannon and his partner, Susie Dillon, lockdown was an opportunity to enjoy the home they completed last year and now share with t(...)

Team winner Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil during the Irish Times Debate Final in 2015 held at Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

1960 “That this house regrets the divergence of the sciences from the humanities in the modern university.” Team winner: Charles Lysaght and Aidan B(...)

Tom takes part in ‘In the Picture’

Imagine you’re in a room: it’s almost like a hall of mirrors, except you are surrounded by digital screens. Images of your body echo across the space,(...)

Best of Europe:  glass bowl by Róisín de Buitléar

In our age of mass production and perfect manufactured replicas, does making things by hand matter any more? Exploring Homo Faber, a huge exhibition d(...)

Dr Ali Selim, a member of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, lectures in an evening language course in Arabic at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Trinity College Dublin is to provide an alternative Arabic language teacher for students who do not want to be taught by a controversial academic who (...)

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