The commonest  symptom of cancer of the oesophagus is difficulty in swallowing

This coming Saturday the Oesophageal Cancer Fund will hold a national survivors’ and patients meeting in Dublin. Health care professionals, volunteers(...)

 Prof Neil Marlow, University College London, UK and Dr Deirdre Murray, SFI Infant Centre, University College Cork pictured at Baby Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn Conference in Killarney. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Cooling a newborn baby’s brain after a difficult or an early birth can slow down brain damage, a conference has been told. However the challenge was (...)

 Killester coach Karl Kilbride. “It’s not an easy one going away to Glanmire given how good they’ve been the last few years.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The full range of women’s Super League fixtures will get under way this coming weekend, with eight of the nine teams in action this Saturday and Sunda(...)

“The group of microorganisms resident in our gut is known as the gut microbiota. It is a diverse ecosystem of bacteria and other microbes that has a really complex interaction with its host, ie ourselves.”

Who doesn’t enjoy a good old bodily fluid exchange? Well, you might think twice about it if you were told that the bodily fluid in question would be f(...)

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a gunman opened fire killing more than  50 people. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

Another day, another mass shooting in America. This time the carnage took place at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, where more than 50 people (...)

Eoghan Murphy said he expects the issue of local government reform in Cork to be finalised within weeks. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has defended his department officials over their handling of proposed local governme(...)

Eamon de Valera speaks  at O’Connell’s monument in Ennis, Co Clare. “ He is very well thought of by his followers and considered extremely dangerous by the authorities . . . He is deified.” Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It is still possible to come across original sources for Ireland’s revolutionary period. The text here is a hitherto-neglected account of a visit to D(...)

ApisProtect uses in-hive IoT-enabled sensors, machine learning and old-fashioned beekeeping knowledge to help beekeepers identify hive problems, diseases and pests

ApisProtect, a Cork-based start-up that uses the internet of things (IoT) and big data to help beekeepers reduce losses and increase productivity in h(...)

Studying for a PhD can involve seven-day weeks, long days, low pay and uncertain prospects. Photograph: iStock
Is doing a PhD a waste of time?

What use is a PhD nowadays? After almost two decades in education, is it really worth committing another three, four or even more years to a doctorate(...)

A more accurate read is now possible on declining sperm counts. Photograph shows the beginning of fertilisation as a single sperm combines with an ovum

Although falling male sperm counts have been reported in the developed world since 1992, the first systematic review and meta-analysis of sperm count (...)

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