Rising rents, a shortage of homes and a lack of security in tenancies are contributing to serious problems for those on low incomes. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

New housing institutions are needed which can attract the kind of finance required for an ambitious new programme of social housing, according to a G(...)

The HSE are urging the public to get vaccinated as flu cases continue to rise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Three more people have died from flu related illnesses and the number of cases is continuing to rise rapidly. Some hospitals have banned visit(...)

 New measures next month will promote  greater use of generic drugs. Photograph: Bloomberg

The price of one of the most heavily used medicines in Ireland will fall by 20 per cent next month under new measures to promote the greater use of ge(...)

Irish Pharmacy Union has said pharmacies are experiencing ‘significant’  shortages of key medicines including anti-depressants such as cymbalta above. Photograph: Getty

Pharmacies are experiencing “significant” shortages of key medicines including anti-depressants, according to a survey carried out by the Irish Pharma(...)

An IMB survey found eight out of 10 consumers would accept a generic medicine if offered it by their doctor or pharmacist

A new pricing system which could significantly reduce the cost of generic drugs will be implemented in the last quarter of this year, according to the(...)