Prof Helen Whelton believes Ireland’s hospitals need to be scaled up. File photograph: Alan Betson

Prof Helen Whelton believes in the power of research to improve people’s lives and boost the economy. So much so, in fact, that she argues research in(...)

Michael Hyland in his beloved Ballycotton. Photograph: Prof Cillian Twomey

Born in Pudsey in Yorkshire on June 17th, 1934, where his Cork-born father was a general practitioner, Michael Hyland, a pioneer of geriatric medicine(...)

Dublin and Kerry: since 1928 Sam Maguire has gone to Kerry 30 times but to Dublin only 10 times. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The hierarchies in football and hurling differ. Throughout the history of the small ball game, Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny have pushed ahead like (...)