One child treated in Temple Street hospital in Dublin weighed almost 30kg, double the average weight for their age-group. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Children as young as two are being treated for obesity at Temple Street hospital in Dublin, according to a leading paediatrician. Dr Sinéad Murphy sai(...)

The number of young people contacting the national centre for youth mental health, Headstrong, grew by 27 per cent last year. Anxiety figured as the m(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness: HSE  willl  be asked to explain “squandering” of public money in paying dispensing fees. Photograph:  David Sleator

The HSE is to be called before a Dáil watchdog to explain how pharmacies are able to claim multiple payments worth millions of euro for single prescri(...)

LloydsPharmacy Ireland managing director Goretti Brady: the group runs more than 90 pharmacies in  Republic, employs 1,000 people, and has plans for another  60 stores, employing 500 staff.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The provision of medicines to medical card holders is big business for pharmacies: in 2013, the HSE paid more than €320 million to the sector in dispe(...)

Lawyers for LloydsPharmacy criticised the HSE for alleging fraud and breach of contract in a letter sent to  managing director Goretti Brady (pictured) earlier this month.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The HSE is investigating the way Lloyds, the largest pharmacy chain in Ireland, has significantly boosted its dispensing fee income by claiming multip(...)

 Nurses who attended consultation meetings regarded the level of pay restoration in the revised Lansdowne Road agreement as “very minimal” compared with the “draconian” cuts imposed over the past six years. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Nurses and midwives have voted overwhelming in favour of the revised Lansdowne Road Agreement on public pay and pensions, in spite of reservations ove(...)

 Dr Derek Power, consultant medical oncologist at Cork  University Hospital. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The majority of Irish cancer patients survive the disease for at least 10 years, according to new figures that reveal the rapid progress being made i(...)

MS treatments have been developed which calm the underlying inflammation that causes the disease. Photograph: PA

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are being denied access to life-changing treatments simply because of where they live, according to the MS Society(...)

One drink a day puts women at increased risk of breast and other alcohol-related cancers, a major study has found. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

Just one drink a day puts women at increased risk of breast and other alcohol-related cancers, a major study published today suggests. People with a(...)

Tallaght Hospital report says an increased focus on strategy is required at board level. Photograph: David Sleator

Board members at Tallaght Hospital are frustrated with the difficulty of portraying the hospital in a positive light, according to an internal repo(...)