‘The idea of this country is one thing, and the reality is another.’ Comedian and writer Maeve Higgins, who has lived in the US for three years, beside the Brooklyn Bridge. Photograph by Michael Nagle

It is as clichéd as the bowl of shamrock on St Patrick’s Day to say that Ireland and the United States of America always had a unique relationship. B(...)

Beacon Hospital  non-executive chairman Colm Doherty. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Beacon Hospital, the private hospital owned by entrepreneur Denis O’Brien, has appointed a new board led by non-executive chairman Colm Doherty, t(...)

Beacon Hospital in south Dublin

Dr Jennifer Westrup and Mr Michael Murphy have been appointed joint medical directors at Beacon Hospital, which is owned by billionaire Denis O’Brien.(...)