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(...)

Jockeys stand for a minute’s silence yesterday at the Galway Races in deference to the late broadcaster Colm Murray. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Colm Murray, one of Ireland’s best-loved broadcasters, died yesterday from motor neurone disease. He was 61. Tributes were paid to a man whose gentle (...)

 Colm Murray: went on blind drug trials in June 2011.  Photograph:Brenda Fitzsimons

A drug trial involving the popular RTÉ broadcaster Colm Murray who has Motor Neurone Disease (MND) has failed. Stage II(...)