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Prof Geraldine Boylan with baby Sylvie Carter, Colleen and baby Con Deasy, baby Ruairi Deasy and Centre Manager ChristianStafford with Kate and Eva Deasy and Gail and Anna Carter celebrate a milestone five years of innovations and research at Ireland’s dedicated foetal and neonatal research centre, Infant, at University College Cork and Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Clare Keogh

1. One in four people experience a Christmas dinner disaster, according to Safefood Ireland which has issued tips on how to avert such a disaster this(...)

Cork children Olan Hanrahan (7) from Charleville, Kumail Alhlaichi (5) from Blackpool, and Alex Madden (6) from Aherla have unleashed their superpowers for the ‘Mercy Heroes’, which raises funds for POONS, the Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service. The service allows children with cancer to receive treatment from the comfort of their own home. The Mercy Hospital Foundation in Cork is holding its fundraising day on Friday, October 19th. Register at mercyfundraising.ie to receive a ‘Mercy Heroes’ pack full of information and ideas. Photograph: Ed Godsell and John Allen

1) Only one in seven people bring their unused, out-of-date medications back to their pharmacy, where they can be disposed of safely, according to a n(...)

Ted Talk: Mark Pollock and Simone George at Ted2018 in April. Photograph: Ryan Lash/Ted

Three weeks ago today I experienced a moment that my mind can still only describe to me using the words of master lyricist Amanda Palmer as a moment w(...)

Irish couple Mark Pollock and Simone George speaking at Ted 2018 in Vancouver. Photograph: Ryan Lash/TED

A Ted Talk by an Irish couple – explorer Mark Pollock and human rights lawyer Simone George – about using acceptance and hope to deal with grief, from(...)

A member of the expedition team surveys unexplored passages in Hayamaene Cave, Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Jack Healy

On Thursday February 2nd in Dublin, the fifth annual Outsider magazine awards will be handed out to those deemed to have “achieved extraordinary thing(...)

 Sinead Kane with running partner John O’Regan as she prepares to  become the first visually impaired athlete to complete the World Marathon Challenge, a race consisting of seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.  Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Everyone has a story, Sinead Kane says. Hers began on Tuesday with a flight to Chile. She will fly south to Antarctica and back to Chile, continue to (...)

The RNLI said it is not clear how a man rescued off the Co Down coast had ended up in the water. File photograph: RNLI/Nigel Millard/PA Wire

A quick-thinking council worker has been praised after a young man was rescued from freezing seas off Northern Ireland. Mark Pollock was working in(...)

Ireland’s Devin Toner and Jack McGrath tackle New Zealand’s Ben Smith. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Nine days before the Ireland team arrived in Soldier Field they were grouped in their base in Carton House. A few years earlier Ireland team manager M(...)

Top Irish rowers have been scrambling to get their entries in for the Irish Open. The event on October 8th and 9th is compulsory with failure to enter(...)

Mark Pollock  limited his claim to a maximum of £2 million, the limit of the Cahill’s household insurance, with the express intention of ensuring that the couple did not have to pay out themselves. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/IRISH TIMES

A couple ordered to pay multi-million pound compensation after blind adventurer Mark Pollock fell out of a window during the Henley Regatta have faile(...)

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