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Karzan Sabah Ahmed with Shahen Qasm and their daughter Lina, who were killed in a crash on the M6 outside Ballinasloe, Co Galway, last week. Photograph: Kurdish Irish Society Karzan Sabah Ahmed with Shahen Qasm and their daughter Lina, who were killed in a crash on the M6 outside Ballinasloe, Co Galway, last week. Photograph: Kurdish Irish Society

An appeal for funds to repatriate the bodies of the Kurdish family killed in a crash on the M6 last Thursday raised more than its initial €40,000 targ(...)

UCD is planning to resume large lectures for up to 150 students. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

College lecturers have expressed concern at plans by some universities to resume certain classes at full capacity without social distancing. It comes(...)

A computer generated impression of the proposed bridge to stretch across the river Corrib.

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the river Corrib in Galway city has been granted approval by An Bord Pleanála. The new structure will run pa(...)

‘Ireland is the highest producer of plastic waste per person in the EU’. Photograph: iStock

Mircoplastics have been documented in over 90 per cent of Ireland’s protected marine environments in the first major study aimed at understanding the (...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Mary Butler said she has been “acutely aware and concerned” about the waiting list. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Child mental health experts have warned that psychology waiting lists of over a year are having a detrimental effect and often needlessly exasperating(...)

Facemasks will be required in indoor on-site shared settings, universities said. Photograph: Getty

Third-level colleges have said they are committed to “maximising” the on-campus experience for students and are now advanced in planning a return to c(...)

Although the Irish are still young by European standards, there will soon be substantially more older people. Photograph: iStock

The glaring inadequacies in our services for older people coupled with a rapidly ageing population is a key challenge for society Anni(...)

Dr Stephanie Bollard with her dog Cali and colleagues at UCD Veterinary Hospital, from left,  Dr Sarah Higginbotham, Jane Howard, Dr Pamela Kelly  and Prof Amanda McCann Photograph: Vincent Hoban, UCD

In your research, you are comparing skin cancer in humans and dogs, why? Let me start by saying that no puppies or dogs are harmed by this study, and,(...)

Covid-19 has had a disproportionate impact on Irish nursing home residents. Photograph: iStock

On Saturday last, I cycled past a nursing home where I had spent much time several years ago. The nursing home had been randomly selected for a resear(...)

When the rains stop reservoirs run dry, water shortages loom, while forest fires are more likely to happen. File photograph: Getty

The impact of the July heat wave began to ramp up this week. By Tuesday, Irish Water had issued conservation appeals to three counties: north Dublin; (...)

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