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British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

British public life is made up of people who are steeped in the humanities, ignorant of finance and quietly scared by numbers. From parliament to th(...)

 David Cameron joins students at the launch of the ‘Brighter Future In’ campaign bus at Exeter University in Devon, after he said he will “make no apology” for spending more than £9 million of taxpayers’ money on  pro-EU leaflets ahead of the referendum on Britain’s future membership. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

David Cameron has defended his decision to spend £9 million in public funds on sending a pro-EU booklet to every household in Britain, claiming it was(...)

Niamh Campbell: ‘For six months I lived within walking distance of the centre of a beautiful city I could not afford to use.’

Before I moved to London, I had no idea what flat-hunting here was like. I imagined sexy high-rise pads, or shabby-genteel flats. I moved here at 23 t(...)

GP Aifric Boylan: ‘The most striking difference between working as a GP in Australia versus Ireland is that here the health system facilitates me in taking care of patients properly.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s ailing health service was one of the most contentious topics of the 2016 general election campaign, but it remains to be seen how the incom(...)

“I have been thinking about the Proclamation from the perspective of the health of the nation.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Let us revive the best of the promise of 1916, so that those coming generations might experience freedom in the full sense of the term – freedom from(...)

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PROBLEM: I dropped out of college in in October 2015 and have now decided to go back to college this September. I want to do either general or psychi(...)

July, 1942: 21-year-old Irishman, Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane, one of Britain’s most decorated fighter pilots, becomes the youngest Wing Commander in RAF history.

The grandson of an Easter Rising rebel who is also the son of a second World War RAF pilot will be attending this weekend’s commemorations. Brendan (...)

Henry Marsh and Igor Kurilets: ‘I liked Kurilets immediately  . . . he was the only doctor I met on my first visit who seemed able to admit openly that the medical situation in Ukraine – at least in neurosurgery – was dire. The Soviet Union had excelled at producing guns and rockets but failed miserably at producing decent healthcare,’ says Marsh.

There is borsch and then there is Ukrainian borsch – but the borsch I had just been served was something else. It was Yelena’s borsch. I was sitting i(...)

Avril Copeland and Greg Balmer of TickerFit
New innovator: TickerFit

In the past most patients have relied on healthcare professionals to manage their conditions. Now, getting patients to self-manage where possible is s(...)

Dr Fiona Ginty Principal scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Organization at GE Research Center (GRC) in NYC, working on a cure (...)

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