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Nephrologist Dr Joel Topf speaking at the dotMed conference.  Photograph: Richard Walshe

What do a novelist and playwright, a comic artist and writer, a photographer, a medical ethicist and a social media expert have in common? They are al(...)

Reform Alliance members Lucinda Creighton and Billy Timmins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Reform Alliance has not discussed becoming a political party but hopes that ideas arising from its first conference can contribute to debates in t(...)

Ann Brehony with her son, Rory Barrett. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When we are sick the vast majority of us would prefer to be treated at home in a familiar environment surrounded by family and friends. However(...)

June Shannon: ‘The biggest improvement on the buses is the real-time information at bus stops, which is pretty accurate.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The bus is at the bottom of the transport hierarchy. It is now languishing well below the bicycle. It was in this lowly position even before the natio(...)

Moira O’Hara with her dog, Maisie, at home with a photograph of her late husband, Martin, in Co Wicklow.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

‘When I needed somebody, there was nobody there.” This was how Wicklow woman Moira O’Hara felt as she struggled to meet the ever increasing nursing ne(...)

1 Walk or cycle to school Build physical activity into children’s daily routine to meet the 60 minutes recommended by the National Guidelines on (...)

While there has been a lot of attention to the high rate of suicide and depression among young people in Ireland, those on the other side of life’s jo(...)