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It is just over 200 years since Guinness first started being shipped to the US.

Guinness is to develop a second brewery in the US, with Chicago the chosen location. The Diageo-owned brand, which is synonymous with St James’s Gat(...)

Maintaining good vision as one ages may be an effective way to minimise the decline in cognitive function in older adults.

Medical practice tends to divide its clients – you and me – into specialities defined by body parts: ophthalmology, neurology, gastroenterology, psych(...)

 Derrynane beach,  in Co Kerry. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Observations from a few weeks in south Kerry and west Cork, and what they might mean for politics in the autumn: 1. There’s lots of money around. The(...)

The cast and crew of O by Cirque du Soleil, one of Las Vegas’s longest-running productions, celebrate its return  at the Bellagio Resort & Casino on July 1st. Photograph: Denise Truscello/Getty Images/MGM Resorts International

Whether for the Elvis Presley years or the heyday of ’80s glam rock, Las Vegas has always unashamedly trafficked in nostalgia. Right now the city yea(...)

Broadcaster Flor MacCarthy   delved into her family history and learned about a story from the War of Independence that had remained largely unspoken of. Photograph: iStock.

A broadcaster who delved into the past to learn about her descendants’ lives has uncovered an unlikely story. RTÉ presenter Flor MacCarthy found out (...)

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula, southwest of Bantry, is all about the rugged landscapes. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Ireland’s largest county is not easily summarised in one – or 10 – articles. But any Cork primer should start in Cork city itself, and highly recommen(...)

 Healthcare workers prepare doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Houston in  March. File photograph: Go Nakamura/The New York Times

The US Food & Drug Administration on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must throw away millions of doses of its Covid-19 vaccine that were manufac(...)

Youghal Man Peter Connon, who was rescued with members of his family on Easter Monday after their sailing crafts capsized.  Pictured with him are volunteer lifeboat crew from Youghal Erik Brooks and Liam Keogh who were involved in the rescue. Photograph:Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A father of three has spoken of his admiration and gratitude for the RNLI after they saved him and four teenagers who were thrown into the sea when th(...)

 US is looking at options to share the AstraZeneca doses because the vaccine has not yet been authorised for US use by the FDA. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/ AFP via Getty

The United States will send up to 60 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses abroad, after facing mounting pressure to share its surplus vaccines with count(...)

“I step on a boat and sail out of Dun Laoghaire harbour into the bay and look at the horizon, I think on a different day and under different circumstances I could just keep going. Not turn around. It’s that sense of endless possibility.” File photograph: Getty Images

What drew me to sailing was that I always had a grá for it. I’d no background there. My family had no connection with sailing or the water. But I grew(...)

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