One in four children and two out of three adults in Ireland are overweight or obese

Specialist weight management centres should be set up in each of the six HSE regions to provide treatment for people who are obese, a new report recom(...)

Prof Moyna thinks the change should start with how health is taught at primary level with classes which also cover health and wellness issues.

Primary schools should teach daily classes, covering not just physical education, but also health and wellness topics, according to a leading expert o(...)

 Darina Allen said at the Grow Festival in Waterford that she would be willing to get involved in attempts to improve hospital food is she thought she could “make a difference”. File photograph: Eric Luke

Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School has said she would be willing to get involved in the HSE’s attempts to improve hospital food if she felt she(...)

Michael Kelly, founder of GIY, ahead of the Waterford Harvest Festival and the GIY Grow  next weekend.

Weekend of foodie festivities Thomas Haughton, who was the launch chef for Harvey Nichols when it came to Dublin and has also worked at the K Clu(...)

The research at St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin was led by Prof Donal O’Shea: ‘If we can understand how the body burns energy and defends itself against weight loss, we’ll eventually be able to come up with different treatments.’

Irish scientists have shed significant new light on the role played by the immune system in obesity.In a research finding that could pave the way for (...)

Prof Donal O’Shea said Government must  take immediate action to stop rising obesity levels. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Obesity in Ireland is a worse crisis than HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and cholera in the 1800s, one of the country’s leading health experts has said.Prof Dó(...)

Irish and transgender: Luna and Daniel. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A six-year-old girl runs along a pier. The sun is shining, she has a lollipop, and she’s happy to be with her mother and two older sisters. Kelly h(...)

Government plans to make it mandatory for restaurants to display calorie counts on menus will have a “devastating impact” on the industry, the Restaurant Association of Ireland has warned. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

Government plans to make it mandatory for restaurants to display calorie counts on menus will have a “devastating impact” on the industry, the Restaur(...)

Sugary drinks are a major contributor to childhood weight-gain, according to Prof Donal O’Shea. Photograph: Science Photo Library

A ban on advertising sugary drinks to children has been called for by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s (RCPI) policy group on obesity. (...)

Enda Kenny: ‘Clinicians know best about the urgency of carrying out an operation, if it is to be a life-saving operation, and I am sure it is on that basis they prioritise them,’’ he said. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rejected a claim by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin that the Government was adopting “a callous and dismissive’’ response to t(...)