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Heimlich manoeuvre: abdominal thrusts are highly effective and easy to learn. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Michael Healy-Rae’s recent brush with death shows how a simple, easily learned medical intervention can save a life. The Kerry TD joins Ronald Reaga(...)

Mayo and Donegal players clash during a tempestuous encounter in Castlebar. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Mayo 1-12 Donegal 0-13 Aidan O’Shea entered this game after 46 minutes, just when Moody’s were about to issue a downgrade Mayo’s triple A rating. The(...)

Basil Blackshaw’s Clint Eastwood made €22,000 at Adam’s

Auction Results: Thursday (March 23rd) Christie’s, South Kensington, London. Currachs, Connemara by Harry Kernoff, an oil-on-panel, dating from 1932,(...)

The BMW at Mondello: simply brilliant

Last year, lucky old me, I got to drive the BMW M2 coupe. Luckier still, I got to drive it at the legendary Laguna Seca Raceway in California, just u(...)

Following the death of Northern Ireland painter Basil Blackshaw last year at the age of 83, some 40 pieces of art from his studio in Co Antrim will be(...)

An illustration from the 1821 confession of Captain Lightfoot, purporting to show Michael Martin, which was published by Brattleboro and JB Miner.

There’s no plaque to mark the spot. But somewhere along the banks of the Charles river in Cambridge, Massachusetts, close to where Boston’s Museum of(...)

La La Land looks likely to be the first original film musical to win best picture since Gigi in 1958

Well, here we are again. On Tuesday at lunchtime — a little later in the year than usual — we will learn the 2017 Oscar nominations. There will be so(...)

Prison break: Graham Little gets ready to swim across San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz island.

In hindsight, visiting San Francisco’s aquarium the day before attempting to swim across the bay was a mistake. But I wasn’t to know they’d be displa(...)

It’s curtains, for the last time,  for the turkeys of Drumlusty

People’s memories of a year aren’t based on great events that happened in important places. History is mostly personal. 2016 might be the year you fel(...)

Dr Henry Heimlich (left), the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the life-saving technique named for him, poses with Patty Ris (87) who he saved this year from choking on a hamburger, at the Deupree House seniors’ home in Cincinatti, Ohio. Photograph:  Episcopal Retirement Services/Bryan Reynolds/Handout via Reuters
Heimlich manoeuvre inventor dies aged 96
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  • December 18, 2016, 06:23

Henry Heimlich, the medical maverick who came up with a manoeuvre credited with saving thousands of choking victims, died on Saturday at the age of 96(...)

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