There are two major types of arthritis: rheumatoid, which usually makes a first appearance between the ages of 25 and 50; and osteo-, or wear-and-t(...)

Children with juvenile arthritis can experience chronic pain and limited mobility. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A dedicated paediatric unit to treat children with arthritis is required to bring Ireland up to international standards, a campaign group has said.In (...)

Minister for Health James Reilly’s officials have been tasked with developing plans for the further roll-out of GP care.

The Government has insisted its plans to introduce free GP care for all are still on track, despite an embarrassing climbdown yesterday over discreti(...)

Longford goalkeeper Damien Sheridan: Damien Sheridan’s Longford team beat Offaly last week to bag a quarter-final place against Wexford in the Leinster senior football championship on June 7th. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Most people think of arthritis as a disease that affects older people but I was only 16 and in fourth year of secondary school when I was diagnosed wi(...)

Veronika Kapsova: ‘A new monthly biological injection treatment has helped me get my life back on track again.’

I am 19 now but I was only two years old when I was diagnosed with one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of arthritis, which I had been (...)

Kevin Doherty, co-founder of Gazel: “Gazel is a premium homeware brand focused on objects that inspire an inviting and thoughtful way of living.”
New Innovator: Gazel

Gazel is a newly launched Irish design company putting a contemporary spin on traditional ideas. Its focus is on items for the home and its fir(...)

Billy Brannigan near his home in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

I was diagnosed with arthritis in both of my hips in the summer of 2009 at the age of 40. Since then I have had both hips replaced. My doctor said my (...)

Sulforaphane is released when eating cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts and cabbage, but particularly broccoli. While earlier studies involving the superfood focused on cancer, there is now a first major study into its effects on joint health

What your post code is and whether you fancy a few florets of broccoli for dinner may trump your genetics when it comes to your chances of getti(...)

Arthritis Ireland volunteer Claire Kinneavy is an excellent role model for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Kinneavy has had this chro(...)

Almost half of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers in Ireland have to stop working altogether for a period of time, due to their condition, according to(...)