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Changes to Hpat, the exam used for entry to university medical schools, are aimed at reducing the potential advantage to applicants who repeat the exam. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Changes to Hpat, the exam used for entry to university medical schools, are aimed at reducing the potential advantage to applicants who repeat the exa(...)

Central Bank of Ireland issues John F. Kennedy collector coin. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Two coins marking the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland have been launched by the Central Bank. The €10 silver coin and (...)

Nutritionist and author Patrick Holford. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When it comes to squeezing into your skinny jeans, it’s all about activating your skinny genes, says Patrick Holford. The author and nutritionist says(...)

Alicia Liebenberg, her husband Karel, and their son Finn, who has cerebral palsy. “It’s hard for parents like me to keep fighting every battle,” said Ms Liebenberg. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Finn Liebenberg is a student at Holywell Educate Together School in Swords. For the seven-year-old who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is non-verb(...)

Smile as you dial: Nev Wilshire, the hands-on-manager, with Kayleigh, one of the staff, in the fly-on-the-wall series The Call Centre. Photograph: BBC

Does your work make you happy? Are your colleagues content? Does it matter a whit? Employment experts from around Europe who converged in Dublin this (...)

A woman employed as a parliamentary assistant to Independent TD Thomas Pringle has claimed she was unfairly dismissed. Joan Blackbyrne is taking a cas(...)

Lorraine Stanley of AIB Patrick Street, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

“I joined straight from school because my mother told me to,” she jokes. “We did what our mothers told us to do and they thought the bank was the best(...)

Michelle McBride (39),  retail director for Butlers Chocolates. “I work, but I am a mother too and I think that’s part of my job.” Photograph: Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Michelle McBrideMichelle McBride joined Butlers Chocolate 16 years ago as a graduate and is now the company’s retail director. Married with two childr(...)

Sam Keely: at her home in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon

For Sam Keely, working in her 20s has been about discovery and experience. At 20 she opened her own gallery on Inis Mór. Next was a degree in art hist(...)

 Ruby Wax  in Dublin: She describes mindfulness as ‘a trick’. ‘If you send your attention inside your body to feelings like your bum on the seat, nothing spiritual, your brain can’t be anxious at the same time. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Ruby Wax thinks we’re not equipped for the 21st century. The American comedian and writer turned mental health campaigner says the 24-hour nature of m(...)

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