Increases in funding will be needed to cater for the increase in deaths from cancer, dementia and neurodegenerative diseases according to new research. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland has the fastest rising need for palliative care in Europe due to its rapidly ageing population, a new study suggests.Significant increases in (...)

The Medical Council was criticised by some candidates for extending voting by 10 days on the day the polls were due to close. Photograph: David Sleator

Six new members have been elected to the Medical Council, the organisation has announced. The doctors were voted in by fellow medics from a fie(...)