Aoife O’Connor with the children enjoying the workshops during Family Arts Week at the Great Ormond Street Hospital Activity Centre.

The children who attend the activity centre are inpatients and outpatients of the hospital, as well as their siblings, and range in age from birth (...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: said blocking the privatisation of services in England would help to protect Scotland’s own independent National Health Service. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish National Party MPs can vote on issues affecting the English National Health Service after the general election, Scottish first minister Ni(...)

Liz Delaney’s pub in Coolock, which was embroiled in controversy after advertising a Welfare Wednesday drinks promotion night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It was a wet Wednesday but not a “Welfare Wednesday” at Liz Delaney’s pub on the edge of the Northside Shopping Centre in Coolock, Dublin. The (...)

Bryan Gray: ‘We could stay in Manchester and continue to soak up the experience we need to get a job back in Ireland, but then we might easily end up like many of the long term Irish over here and never move back.’

I’m guessing I’m like many other Irish people who have turned 30 in the last year who have started to evaluate “what next”? Such a milestone often get(...)

David Cameron has said he is listening to medical experts about whether a system of quarantine should be put in place for returning health workers from Ebola-affected areas. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

David Cameron has said Ebola is the “uppermost thing” on his mind following news that the condition of British nurse Pauline Cafferkey is deterioratin(...)

Minister of State for Social Protection Kevin Humphreys: said targeting health costs was a possible next step to recoup State expenses from insurance companies

The Government is hoping to recoup more than €20 million next year from insurance companies for welfare payments paid to people who go on to get sub(...)

Sarah Tharakan and her husband Nithin at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

At the start of the year we spoke to people preparing to emigrate. Here we catch up with them, to see how they are getting on in their new homes. R(...)

Very poor health among Irish emigrants and their children is not recognised in Britain because the community is lumped in with the overall white population in official figures, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Photograph: Getty Images

Health workers in Britain “don’t bother” to understand Irish patients, who suffer higher levels of long-term illness, death rates from terminal dis(...)

Research indicates that an organisation loses an estimated 3-5 per cent of its annual budget to fraud.

At least £44 million (€55m)was lost to frontline health services in Northern Ireland because of fraud last year, officials have said.Patients from out(...)

Director of  Irish Community Care Merseyside Breege McDaid with Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall in Liverpool. Photograph: ICCM

A reminder of the pivotal importance of groups working with Irish immigrants in Britain was provided at “Ceiliúradh airgid agus óir”, a celebration(...)