John Kennedy

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Prof John Kennedy, chair of the cancer strategy steering group, at the launch of the 2017-2026 strategy in Iveagh House. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

One in three of us will develop cancer during our lives. And despite the many treatment advances in the field, cancer remains one of Ireland’s top kil(...)

Questions from family and friends about having another child can be hurtful: “We got a lot of questions and if they got me on a bad day they got a very blunt  answer”

“You’re not going to leave her an only child are you?” For six years Becky Dore faced this painful question from family and friends as she struggled t(...)

Diageo Ireland country director Oliver Loomes: “We’re poised to move on into a growth phase.” Photograph: Eric Luke

If anything could instil someone with the spirit of the Guinness brand then surely it must be spending time in the former private residence of its fo(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden speaking in Australia on Tuesday. In 1987, the then Delaware senator was accused of plagiarising a speech by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock, a huge embarrassment that helped scupper his presidential campaign. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican convention bore more than a passing resemblance to that delivered by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic co(...)

Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny, centre, and join her brother Johnny, left, on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Dozens of vacancies in local authorities created by the election of councillors to the 32nd Dáil are to be filled this week. The new councillors will(...)

California governor Jerry Brown, first lady Michelle Obama and former US president George W Bush, right at Nancy Reagan’s funeral in California. Photograph: Chris Carlson/AP Photo

US first lady Michelle Obama and representatives from nine former presidential families led a bipartisan gathering of politicians and celebrities in p(...)

Alison Reede and Neill Carroll pictured with their twin daughters Meghan (left) and Gemma aged 2. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It is a dull Sunday morning in January and, in a hotel conference room in Dublin, men and women are filling their coffee cups and leaving their coats(...)

Prof John Kennedy, of the National Cancer Strategy: ‘Most oncologists feel we need a particular unit jointly run by paediatric oncologists and adult oncologists for adolescents and young adults.’ Kennedy says it would ideally be co-located on a site which had a children’s hospital and an adult hospital.

The chairman of the National Cancer Strategy, Prof John Kennedy, says a specific unit to treat adolescents and young adults with cancer “would fit pe(...)

 Jackie Kennedy’s silk maternity dress,   worn  in 1960 while she was pregnant with John Kennedy jnr

A silk “maternity dress” worn by Jackie Kennedy in 1960 has turned up in an auction of historical memorabilia in Dublin and is expected to sell for up(...)

Irish nationals now make up one in six of all foreign nationals sitting on British boards. Photograph: Getty Images

The recent article by Mark Hennessy reporting the fact that there are nearly 30,000 Irish citizens serving on the boards of British companies is a wel(...)

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