John O Brien

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Minister for Health Simon Harris: should consider whether the Irish people voted for a culture where three days to think about an abortion is considered demeaning, but a fortnight to change your mind about a toaster is a good thing.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Before the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission told people they were not voting on any particular form of legislation. Ever(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at launch of the HSE’s HPV Vaccine Information Campaign at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government will not accept amendments to the forthcoming abortion legislation which would shorten or abolish the proposed three-day waiting period(...)

Research shows about 36%  of GPs are over 55, and 20%  of GPs who emigrate do not return.  Photograph:  Getty Images

The health service failed to fill 100 consultant posts advertised by the Public Appointments Service between 2015 and 2017. Over three years the HSE(...)

‘The Wizard of Oz’ is being performed at Cork Opera House until August 26th. Photograph: John Allen

The Wizard of Oz ★★★★ Cork Opera House For a musical whose origins are so lost in a forest of derivatives that they do not rate a mention in the prog(...)

Cork Opera House chief executive Eibhlín Gleeson with UCC professor Jools Gilson

“A city on the rise is a beautiful thing,” said Cork City Council’s chief executive Ann Doherty recently. She was speaking both metaphorically and phy(...)

Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks on the charge against Anthony Belleau and Uini Atonio of France during the  Test series. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett and loose forward Vaea Fifita will not travel with the team to Dunedin for next week’s third test against France du(...)

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S3 Group has agreed to sell its semiconductors business to US-based Adesto Technologies for an undisclosed sum. The group, which is headquartered in(...)

Mark Nolan, managing director at Dromoland Castle. Photograph: Eamon Ward

With a Siberian snowstorm bearing down on Ireland, where better to hole up than in one of the most prestigious resorts in the State? The impending arr(...)

Brian Concannon scored a goal on his senior debut for Galway against Antrim in Salthill. File Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway 1-19 Antrim 1-16 After a winter enjoying their All-Ireland victory, Galway were a long way short of their best in their first outing of 2018, (...)

Kilkenny’s Eoin Kenny scores one of their eight goals against Derry. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 8-35 Derry 0-7 Kilkenny will have learned little from this rout as they bid to capture their first All-Ireland Under-21 crown since 2008. Fo(...)

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