Michael Ryan

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Speaking at the Oireachtas sub-comittee on mental health, Mental Health Reform provided pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Mental Health (amendment) Bill. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The use of seclusion and restraints in mental health services raises serious human rights issues, an Oireachtas committee has heard. It is also “very(...)

A man in a Melbourne hotel where travellers from overseas must quarantine. Photograph: William West/AFP via Getty

Efforts to control Covid-19 across Europe, including Ireland, have a serious flaw: the lack of workable rules that ensure people who must self-isolate(...)

A man wearing a mask   outside Biandanshan cemetery in Wuhan, China,  on March 31st, 2020. Many of the city’s citizens  re-emerge from lockdown to bury loved ones. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

A World Health Organisation (WHO) research mission to China is expected to arrive in Wuhan next month to investigate how the novel coronavirus jumped (...)

A man wearing a face mask looks over a barricade set up to keep people out of a residential compound in Wuhan,  China in April. Photograph:   Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images)

The mild-mannered German scientist never anticipated becoming a Chinese propaganda star. But Alexander Kekulé, director of the Institute for Biosecuri(...)

One of Liam Sheedy’s singular abilities as manager has been to demand that his teams produce the hunger to succeed. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

There are patterns in sport. Saturday lunchtime brings Liam Sheedy and Tipperary back to the Gaelic Grounds, the venue that acted as their crossroads (...)

Healthcare workers in Ireland report that wearing PPE, such as masks, makes communication more difficult and they worry that patients may feel frightened or stigmatised. Photograph: iStock

“I felt no one wanted to touch me, it makes you feel like you’re dirty”. This was a comment made by one woman who recently attended an Irish hospital (...)

Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The owners of apartments in Ratoath, Co Meath are suing the developers over alleged defects in the development. Twenty-six owners of apartments in Ri(...)

Rory O’Connell and his sister, Darina Allen.

If you have a famous sibling, chances are you’re in the shadows. Unless your surname is Kardashian where they all seem to strobe in the limelight, or (...)

Motorists wait in line for their swab samples to be taken for Covid-19 testing by health workers at the drive-in that has been set up at Palmiro Togliatti road in Rome, Italy on Saturday. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Friday a record in new daily coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide, with more than 350,000 reported t(...)

Eddie Wilson: he said  other “more progressive countries” were offering Ryanair incentives to base aircraft in their airports for the winter

Ryanair may cut more flights in the Republic if tough travel restrictions remain in place, one of the group’s top executives has warned. The news com(...)

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