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Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California. Photograph: Ariana Drehsler/AFP/Getty Images.

Almost a quarter of the world’s population will not have access to a Covid-19 vaccine until 2022, according to new research. Experts from the Johns H(...)

Penguins at Fota are set to benefit from the donation of  fish to the wildlife park. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

They may be facing the prospect of British prime minister Boris Johnson ordering British gunboats to patrol waters that they have fished in for years,(...)

Young rowers from Skibbereen Rowing Club undertake a training session on the River Ilen at the end of a day of sunshine in West Cork. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Not long ago rower Tim Harnedy sat down to lunch with brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan. Paul had just completed a 50km session on the River Ilen, whic(...)

About 30-40 per cent of people in Ireland have high blood pressure, but many don’t know about it, the HSE says.

The latest iteration of an “ideal” blood pressure – a level of 120mm of mercury for systolic pressure, the top number – that people are urged to achi(...)

The primary indication for taking a statin is to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke by lowering serum LDL cholesterol and, in some cases, also triglycerides.

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, already one of the most popular medications worldwide, may become even more widely used as evidence grows of their (...)

The late US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  at an event in New York on  April 9th, 2018. Photograph: Chang W Lee/New York Time

I used to feel pretty optimistic that the United States would get through the Trump years intact. In 2016, America got mad – and went mad. This admini(...)

A laboratory technician handles vials as part of filling and packaging tests for the production and supply of the University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, conducted on a high-performance aseptic vial filling line on September 11th, 2020 at the Italian biologics manufacturing facility of multinational corporation Catalent in Anagni, southeast of Rome. Photograph: Vincenzo PINTO / AFP

The morning after the world learned that a closely watched clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine – being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford Univers(...)

Spectacular view of Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo. Many politicians are heading for the Wild Atlantic Way during their time off. Photograph: iStock

Flare-ups between politicians in the final hours before Dáil Éireann rises for the summer recess are par for the course, but there was an edge to exch(...)

Shop owner Joan King and her daughter Lisa King, chairwoman of the Connemara Chamber of Commerce. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Bunowen pier is one of the Earth’s more beautiful final stops; the last on the road from Ballyconneely, with a backdrop of Connemara’s pastels of wild(...)

The sea front at the popular tourist town of Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sun holidays, city breaks, ski trips – the pandemic has grounded us all indefinitely, even with the “green list”. With all but essential foreign trave(...)

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