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Prof Ruth Maher, inventor of a non invasive home treatment for stress urinary incontinence called Innovo, holding an ultrasound showing the impact of her device on the pelvic floor. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Life could have been quite different for Ruth Maher. She might now be edging toward retirement from the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). Instead, she c(...)

Margaret Murray Washington in 1915 in the Library of Congress.

Margaret Murray Washington had a precarious start in life. The daughter of an Irish immigrant sharecropper and an African-American mother, who worked (...)

In Eastwood’s film, Richard Jewell, Kathy Scruggs, played by Olivia Wilde, has sex with an FBI source to get information. There is no evidence this happened.

Gerry Conlon and his father Giuseppe never shared the same prison cell. No armoured cars were used by the British forces who carried out the Bloody Su(...)

Longitude Festival. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Longitude has announced Kendrick Lamar will headline the festival this summer. The festival will return to Marlay Park in Dublin with the artist taki(...)

 South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia: He has raised huge sums of money despite being the youngest candidate in the field. Photograph:  Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Ten leading Democratic presidential candidates largely avoided attacking each other in a televised debate on Wednesday night, though their differences(...)

Scientists are finding that people who feel younger than their chronological age are typically healthier and more psychologically resilient than those who feel older. Photograph: iStock

Not long ago, Stephanie Heller was leaving her gym after a workout when she noticed a woman in the car park struggling to bend down. “I don’t know if(...)

A child receives a polio vaccination drop in Nkozi town, about 84 km from Uganda’s  capital city Kampala on October 19th, 2019. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP

In another milestone on the long, expensive and sometimes discouraging road to wiping out polio, global health officials have announced that two of th(...)

Ireland’s former ambassador to the US and Germany Michael Collins, who has retired after 46 years’ service. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Collins lists off figures that capture his lengthy career in the diplomatic service: 26 years abroad, 19 at home, almost 46 years in total, se(...)

Beyond Meat has  partnered with other big chain restaurants including Tim Hortons, Subway and Dunkin Brands as restaurants respond to consumers’ changing diets

Shares in Beyond Meat rose on Monday after KFC said it would launch a plant-based alternative to chicken, in the form of nuggets and boneless wings at(...)

Spectators are tended to after a lightning strike on the East Lake Golf Club course left several injured during the Tour Championship, in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Photograph: AP Photo/John Amis

A 19-year-old Co Tyrone student was one of six golf fans who were injured in lightning strikes at East Lake Golf Club in the US on Saturday during the(...)

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