Prof Michael O’Connell is the new master at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital on Cork Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Plans to move the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital in Dublin to a site by the new national children’s hospital at St James’s are unlikel(...)

A recent  study from the Higher Education Authority  showed  students from wealthier backgrounds are more likely to study high-points university courses and earn more within months of graduation. Photograph: iStock

Do children from more affluent backgrounds do better in school because they have more resources, or because they’re genetically superior? In a recent(...)

Dr Michael O’Connell will be the 32nd Master of the Coombe Hospital, which will celebrate its bi-centenary in 2026.

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has appointed Dr Michael O’Connell to be its next master. Dr O’Connell, a consultant obstetrician (...)

The stump of a 7,500-year-old tree, part of  a drowned forest  exposed by storms at Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the moon rising over the Claddagh and the sun setting over the Aran Islands moved a Fermanagh-born and Galway-tutored medical graduate Dr Arthur (...)

Dylann Roof (C) is accused of opening fire on June 17th, 2015, during Bible study at Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in a massacre that killed nine people. Photograph: AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church (...)

Union and women’s rights activists picketed the Indonesian in the Philippines, to appeal for Jakarta to spare a Filipino mother of two scheduled to be executed by firing squad. The activists vowed to stay outside the embassy until Indonesia stops the execution of Mary Jane Veloso or a second appeal filed by her lawyers is granted. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

International condemnation of Indonesia’s plan to execute convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday is increasing, with Australia (...)

Flood defence barrier on Waterford Quay. Photograph: Patrick Browne

My first 18 years were spent living on John’s Hill in Waterford. In winter, my world revolved around an area that extended roughly five minutes(...)

In addition to private maternity care, Mount Carmel hospital in Dublin carries out a variety of elective operations, including hip and knee replacements.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two bids are being considered by the National Asset Management Agency for Mount Carmel private hospital in Dublin, amid fears the sales process has st(...)

The National Asset Management Agency is considering bids for Mount Carmel Hospital from at least two shortlisted parties and  is expected to announce a buyer within weeks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The only private maternity hospital in the State has announced two senior appointments in advance of its expected sale in the coming weeks.Mount Carme(...)

A 46-year-old man who managed the storage and distribution of €1.3 million worth of drugs has been jailed for eight years at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A 46-year-old man who managed the storage and distribution of €1.3 million worth of drugs has been jailed for eight years after a judge heard that (...)