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(...)

‘Development of the requisite information technology for 21st century healthcare management is urgently needed.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Our health needs have changed radically over the past 60 years. But our health system is a piecemeal legacy of the 20th century, when TB was rampant a(...)

Prof Orla Hardiman said the health system was now completely demoralised. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The health system is now “utterly demoralised and completely broken”, Ireland’s first professor of neurology has said. Prof Orla Hardiman told (...)

A total of 19 new members have been brought into the Royal Irish Academy at a ceremony in Dublin on Friday. The new members of the academy include Steve Myers, who was the director of accelerators at CERN when the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012 and  Martin Naughton, chairman of Glen Dimplex. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A more “dynamic” higher education system is needed to attract both top researchers and women to leadership roles in Ireland, the president of the Roya(...)

What if Alexander Fleming’s funding been restricted to a ‘time-locked deliverable’?

The philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) found himself at the centre of an unlikely political ruckus in Australia this time last y(...)

The old anatomy building inTrinity College will be open for events during the festival. More than 800 Trinity medical graduates fought in the first World War.

The name Almroth Wright will mean little to military historians but this graduate of Trinity College Dublin was responsible for saving more lives than(...)

Thirty organisations in total, including 23 health and disability groups, will receive funding based on their existing allocations up to July 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for th eEnvironment Alan Kelly has restored funding to 23 health and disability organisations whose grants were controversially axed by his p(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has ordered a review of his predecessor Phil Hogan’s decision to axe funding for 26 health and disability organisations.
Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has ordered a review of his predecessor Phil Hogan’s decision to axe funding for 26 health and disability (...)

 Neurologist  Prof Orla Hardiman: “I was horrified when I heard the news because I know just how much neurological conditions impact on individuals and their families, I see it every day.”       Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has ruled out any intervention in the row over the Department of the Environment’s decision to axe funding for 26 he(...)

New cards are being issued, but older ones seemed to be disappearing at a similar rate.

The information campaign on medical card eligibility announced by the HSE yesterday is unlikely to make much difference to those most directly affecte(...)