Mary Cahill

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Lose weight, exercise more, watch less Netflix … It’s the time of year when we can find ourselves making resolutions we’re bound to break. But how abo(...)

The investment world for most people is broken down into passive and active management styles. The question is, which is better? Photograph: iStock

When it comes down to it, the investment world for most people is broken down into passive and active management styles. One sets out to mirror the ov(...)

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Launched some 10 years ago, absolute return funds were supposed to revolutionise investing. Touted as the panacea to risky equity funds or expensive c(...)

Discovering drugs: “Blue skies research is essential. That is where the biggest value is.  You have to fund research here because you never know: we might crack it.”

For decades now, successive governments have courted big pharma and encouraged them to set up in Ireland and manufacture their drugs. This has created(...)

 Paul Daly and  Michael O’Dwyer,professor of haematology at NUI Galway and director of Blood Cancer Network Ireland. Photograph: Boyd Challenger

Shortly after rock climber Paul Daly embarked on his first clinical trial to treat his blood cancer, he knew he was responding well when he tackled a(...)

The Wicklow gold rush

The year 1795 saw a gold rush in Wicklow as prospectors flocked to the Gold Mines River. Eighty kilograms of gold were recovered in just a few (...)