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 Alex White TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care, with Anne Corridan, president of the Institute of Community Health Nursing at the   International Public Health Nursing Conference in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy

It took 20 years for research aimed at preventing cot deaths to be put into practice, and the volume of medical research now being published could mak(...)

Women in lower income brackets in the North are more likely to avail of screening programmes for cervical cancer than their counterparts in the Republ(...)

The case in favour of higher alcohol prices to cut consumption is weak and getting weaker

Sex and alcohol are two of life’s great pleasures. But the purchase of both raises perennially controversial issues. Currently, momentum is building t(...)

Chancellor  Angela Merkel speaks during an election campaign stop in a fest tent  in Dachau, Germany. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

The European elections aren’t due until next summer but when Germans go to the polls in a month, their decision will have an impact across the contine(...)

An aerial view of the Rathcroghan site near Tulsk in county Roscommon

When Queen Maeve of that infamous Cooley cattle raid made Roscommon’s Rathcroghan her royal home, it was already known as a cult or ritualistic centre(...)

What if microbes in your water could be good for your health? Photograph: Thinkstock

What is in your drinking water? Is bottled water pure? Or might it contain even more microbes than tap water? Would some bacteria in your drinking wat(...)

The hydractinia echinatais a relative of jellyfish and sea anemones

A small, native-Irish marine animal with remarkable powers of regeneration has provided stem cell scientists studying congenital defects and cancer bi(...)

‘As a writer, Walter Macken was attuned to the menacing depths that lay behind the physical exterior: the infertile bogland that makes farming problematic, the harsh character of the inhabitants, their callous treatment of one another, their superstitious religiosity and frustrated love affairs.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Recently, when returning from a family break in Renvyle House, on the drive from Letterfrack to Galway, the raw beauty of the lakes framed by the impo(...)

 Rent is the biggest ongoing cost for students. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Suddenly there are bills. The presses are empty and no one seems to be filling them. What’s going on? Learning to manage money takes skill. Col(...)

Nicole Collopy (left) and Kristel Aguila  of Ringsend College in Dublin with their Leaving Cert results. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Many students hoping for a place on business or science courses in university will be disappointed this morning as the points requirements for these s(...)

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