Why does car insurance cost more in Longford than it did in Dublin? Photograph: iStock

We recently got a mail from a reader by the name of Geraldine Conaty which started with the three words: “Can you help?” Geraldine had just moved from(...)

Almost 200 babies a year suffer lack of oxygen to the brain during birth, resulting in death or disability Photograph: Photodisc

Scientists in Cork have developed a technique for the early detection of birth-related brain injury, which affects hundreds of babies in Ireland every(...)

 Prof Neil Marlow, University College London, UK and Dr Deirdre Murray, SFI Infant Centre, University College Cork pictured at Baby Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn Conference in Killarney. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Cooling a newborn baby’s brain after a difficult or an early birth can slow down brain damage, a conference has been told. However the challenge was (...)