Forefather of the information age, George Boole is to be honoured in Cork on Thursday evening with the launch of a book of essays on his life and contribution to mathematics and science

Forefather of the information age, George Boole was honoured in Cork on Wednesday evening with the launch of a book of essays on his life and contribu(...)

Comedian Dara Ó Briain and Crónán Ó Doibhlin,  Head of Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, UCC inspect a cpy of George Boole’s ‘The Laws of Thought’. The book centred on his famous theory of logic and probabilities and has heavily influenced mathematics for modern  computer systems. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Comedian and science aficionado Dara Ó Briain paid his respects to mathematician George Boole at the weekend when he visited University College Cork t(...)

File photo: INMO relations officer Patsy Doyle says that part of the problem stems from two wards closing at Cork Univeristy Hospital in April and August. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has expressed concern about the situation in Cork where some 36 patients were on hospital trollies i(...)

Several media reports said the death of John Francis Kennedy (48) of Avoncore Place in Midleton, Co Cork was as a result of  a venomous spider, but pathologist Prof Nollaig Parfrey found that Mr Kennedy died of a ruptured oesophagus unrelated to a bite

A man whose death was reported to be linked to a toxic spider bite died from a ruptured oesophagus, an inquest has heard.In several media reports foll(...)

Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision.

A breakdown in the HSE South’s IT server system is resulting in delayed access to patient pathology results in five Munster hospitals.The five hospita(...)

Gardaí in Cork have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the hit-and-run or have any information on the car or driver involved to contact Mayfield Garda Station.

Gardaí in Cork are searching for the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run in the city last night, which resulted in a 12-year-old boy being hospi(...)

A garda sergeant was treated in hospital in Cork last night after he was assaulted while helping colleagues to bring a young man to hospital for psychiatric treatment

A garda sergeant was treated in hospital in Cork last night after he was assaulted while helping colleagues to bring a young man to hospital f(...)

“The Irish are a little bit like ‘We have to wait for something to drop off before we come to surgery’,” said Dr Pixie McKenna of Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies. Dr McKenna grew up in Glasheen in Cork and obtained her medical degree from University College Cork. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish people need to overcome their shyness about embarrassing health issues and be more willing to visit doctors to discuss their health, acco(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine in the High Court yesterday was told the action had been settled and could be struck out. Photograph: Reuters

A woman who sued over alleged negligence arising from an operation to remove her gallbladder at Kerry General Hospital has settled her action. Farzana(...)

A group at UCD’s school of physics uses low-power lasers to build up images of the living retina to better understand how light coming in from different angles is picked up. Image: Getty

The history of science is strewn with stories of self-experimentation. It’s not something to try at home, but in some cases the inquisitive researcher(...)

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