Emilie McCarthy at the launch their Why Are We Waiting? campaign. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Emilie McCarthy (22) first started experiencing arthritic symptoms when she started secondary school. “My legs weren’t working properly while walkin(...)

Colleen White (9), Finglas, who suffers from juvenile arthritis, with her mother Rachael at the launch of the Arthritis Ireland Why are we waiting? campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

People suffering with the debilitating condition rheumatoid arthritis have called for the appointment of six new consultants to tackle a waiting list (...)

Paula Dillon with her daughter Elisha: ‘Elisha’s arthritis affects the whole family.’  Photograph: Tomas Tyner, UCC

Elisa Dillon has never had a normal childhood. She has never jumped out of her bed in the morning and raced into her parent’s room. Instead, her mo(...)

Rheumatoid arthritis patients most likely to suffer the severest effects of the condition can be identified early and fast- tracked for treatment, fol(...)

Rosanna Davison: ‘gluten in food should be avoided’.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2003, Rosanna Davison was crowned the world’s most beautiful woman when she won Miss World. By 2012, with dad Chris de Burgh’s blessing, Davison(...)

Ronan Murphy and Kevin Doherty: Gazel

We eat off it, sleep in it, wear it, sit on it and work with it. When we’re sick it is part of the apparatus of making us well again and it’s impos(...)

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(...)