‘Up to 30 per cent of men have enlarged breasts and many of them are extremely bothered by their appearance,’ says Dr Peter Prendergast of Venus Medical in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has spent an estimated €207,000 on male breast reduction operations over the past four years. Gynaecomastia – coll(...)

“Leo Varadkar comes from a generation that places an enormous premium on being connected and being in touch, that is locked in the feedback loop of approval.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

John Concannon, head of the Government’s now notorious Strategic Communications Unit (SCU), is not Josef Goebbels. The SCU is not, as one might think (...)

From left, Apartments Aleppo (2016); and Over Our Heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up (2016), both by Brian Maguire; and The Aquarius Monument by Alex de Roeck from Small . . . Far Away. Maguire images courtesy the artist and Kerlin Gallery

Over Our Heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up – Brian Maguire Kerlin Gallery, Dublin ★★★★ With a practice rooted in expressionist painting, Brian Magui(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, writing in 1985, said: “The content of that statement was grossly defamatory.”  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Current Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman threatened to sue government press secretary Peter Prendergast following a row over an RTÉ radio intervie(...)

Peter Prendergast: ‘I need to constantly keep training so that I can offer the most sophisticated treatments to my clients.’

Dr Peter Prendergast is the medical director of Venus Medical in Dundrum, Dublin. The clinic specialises in minimally invasive cosmetic and aesthetic (...)

People are advised to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm and to wear a hat and wraparound glasses in summer to maintain a youthful appearance. Photograph: Thinkstock

We are constantly warned about the danger of sun damage to our skin. And while we may be conscious of protecting children’s delicate skin, when it (...)

Whoopi Goldberg, who is the face of a brand of adult nappies in the US, during a visit to Trinity College Dublin in 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Frustrated with her GP’s advice that pelvic floor exercises were the solution to her leakage problem, 31-year-old Leah, a broker, has turned to a new (...)