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New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

Professor John O’Keefe (above)  and Norwegian couple May-Britt and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain’s internal positioning system, helping humans find their way and giving clues to how strokes and Alzheimer’s affect the brain. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A scientist who was yesterday awarded the Nobel Prize is to receive an honorary doctorate from University College Cork later this year in recognitio(...)

Professor Michael O’Keefe claimed health insurance rates were being inflated by inappropriate billing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Health insurer VHI insisted today that it took reports of inappropriate billing by hospitals “extremely seriously” and had established a specia(...)