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Bill Schindler (foreground) with Jason O’Brien (left) and Aidan O’Sullivan at the Centre for Experimental Archaeology & Material Culture, at UCD Belfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I’m sitting on a large log in a reconstructed early medieval roundhouse in the middle of suburban Dublin. There’s a fire burning in the middle of the (...)

Grace Darcy from Clane, Co Kildare, interacting with the ‘Doomsday Clock’ exhibit at the opening of ‘In Case of Emergency’, the new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph: Mark Stedman

We are poorly equipped for making decisions about catastrophes, argues Pete Lunn, from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). “It’s only (...)

Prof Matthew Walker: “Regular sleep – seven to eight hours a night – is the best method to maintain brain and body health. We are the only species which deliberately deprives ourselves of sleep.”

Two-thirds of adults in the developed world don’t get the World Health Organisation’s recommended eight hours’ sleep per night, according to Matthew W(...)

Pharmacist Tomas Conefrey of Conefrey’s Pharmacy, Pearse St, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan.

When I was a child, my mother always spoke to the local pharmacist when we were sick before she decided whether or not to bring us to the doctor. The (...)

Paula Finnegan  with her children, from left: Millien (5), Luke (3), Tom (2) and Sam (7) at home in Cabra, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One in four people worldwide die from conditions caused by blood clots. Most people are familiar with blood clots in the arteries (arterial thrombosis(...)

Most winter ailments – coughs, colds and sore throats – are likely to settle down with home remedies. Photograph: istock

Every year about this time, the conversations start about how to avoid and/or cope with colds and flu over the winter months. Taking regular exercise,(...)

A mobile green haven in London

How 21st-century cities can support and benefit from nature is the focus of a new €12 million pan-European research project, which is co-ordinated by (...)

Guilty pleasure: The FSAI received almost 750 complaints about suspected food poisoning in 2016

Many of us associate food poisoning with eating shellfish in dodgy restaurants in foreign holiday resorts or eating undercooked chicken or pork at a s(...)

Ireland is one of the last countries in the world where you can get a cooked breakfast on a train, according to Jim Deegan, managing director of Railt(...)

Tara McNeill with staff member Johney Martin at the new Simon Community gym on Island Street, Ushers Island. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homelessness isn’t solely about not having a roof over your head at night.  It is also about trying to live every day without the routines many o(...)

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