Another GMI proposal modifies consent requirements to enable the creation of a potentially commercial DNA database from up to 6,000 Irish individuals with Alzheimer’s. Photograph: iStock

Tomorrow is an important deadline. It’s the final day for Irish people who have donated brain tissue samples (or a donor’s family, if the individual i(...)

Miriam of Minnie Peters with her two rescue dogs and favorite antique chair with white upholstery, at her home in Bray. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A chair is more than a practical place to unburden yourself. Its style and form says as much about you as the colour you choose to paint your front do(...)

Michael D was a leading light in the Lit & Deb Society at UCG (President of Ireland website)

Michael D Higgins President of Ireland Finalist for 1966 individual award I have clear recollections of a wonderful debating year when Michael Farrell(...)

 Robert Ballagh in his studio in  Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At 77, Robert Ballagh, one of Ireland’s most successful and controversial artists is still painting away at his studio on Arbour Hill in Stoneybatter.(...)

Oh Mona, Robert Ballagh, print, (detail) €100-€150

The final 160 lots from the Patrick and Antoinette Murphy collection, along with a further 100 pieces of art, will be offered in an online sale by Ada(...)

Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

The researchers said they would use the data to build a brain tumour information system and ‘interrogate biologic and genetic data across a range of tumour types’.  Photograph: iStock

A project to harvest information on brain tumours from 9,000 Irish patients has been rejected over concerns about patient consent and the potential sh(...)

Lot 58: ‘Low Water, Spring-Tide, Clifden’ by Jack B Yeats, €40,000-€60,000 Adam’s

Two forthcoming Irish art sales will feature a great mix of contemporary and period artworks from both Irish and international artists. Adam’s on St (...)

A baboon taxidermy achieved €1,200 (€500-€600) at Usher Auction Rooms, Kells.

Auction Results Whytes, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 January 26th: Sean Kearns Postcard collection was a “white glove sale”, where every lot sold. (...)

Kieran Byrne (58) died of head injuries in Beaumont Hospital

A man crushed by a bull at a Co Offaly farm died due to head injuries, an inquest heard. Kieran Byrne (58) from Cadamstown, Kinnity, Co Offaly was ta(...)

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