The introduction of free GP care for children is one of the Government’s key healthcare reforms. While a deal was reached with the IMO several weeks ago, the plan has been strongly opposed by the National Association of General Practitioners

(...)/Department of Health had confirmed that the Minister for Health could not set new fees for GP services without(...)

The Government recently reached a deal with the Irish Medical Organisation on the provision of free GP care for children under six. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

(...) six.The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said it had written to the National Association(...)

Bank of Ireland closed at €0.35, down 2.47 per cent, while Permanent TSB, which was recently floated on the main market, fell 5.83 per cent, to €4.20. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...) consumer just fed expectations that the authorities will do more to encourage borrowing and lending(...)

The vaccine against cervical cancer has been offered to teenage girls in Ireland since May 2010 as part of the schools vaccination programme

(...) to teenagers to protect against a virus that causes cervical cancer, has caused long-term health(...)

Dried up: the UN Global Pulse unit monitors social network messages from Twitter and elsewhere for early-warning signals of a disease outbreak, crop failure or economic turmoil in a region of a developing country. Photograph: Reuters

(...) health, safety and education.That is the driving assumption behind a new project led by Unicef and ARM(...)

Food and Drink Industry Ireland director Paul Kelly said the food and drink industry was more deeply embedded in all regions of the Irish economy than any other manufacturing sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) voluntary industry efforts on health and nutrition, Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) has said. The(...)

Shanghai: hosted SIAL China Food Fair. Ireland’s food exports to China have more than doubled to €620 million since 2011. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Cotter.Chinese consumer preference is for beef cuts which are less in demand in European markets, which(...)

GPS in a smartphone might be affected by interference from other applications, frequent movement or our sweaty hands getting in the way

(...)-type vehicles to deliver packages to a consumer’s front door, vastly safer cars with built-in collision(...)

Germany’s leading consumer magazine, Stiftung Warentest.Although it’s hard to leave your Gmail address(...)

Facebook: its News Feed algorithm skews  content. Dado Ruvic/Reuters

A new study from Facebook is keen to highlight how small an effect the News Feed algorithm has on the diversity of content users are exposed to but t(...)