Prof Robert Harrison, who resigned as chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians after ‘The Irish Times’ published details of correspondence to Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Institute of Obstetricians has withdrawn a controversial letter questioning the appointment of two women who lost babies at Portlaoise hospital to(...)

File photograph of State pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy. Former deputy Khalid Jaber  resigned after a row with Prof Cassidy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy’s “dramatic intervention” over evidence given in a murder trial by her former deputy Dr Khalid Jaber has resulted in a(...)

 Mary Mitchell O’Connor: alarmed by the volume of messages she has had from constituents against Government plans to end the availability of cheap alcohol.

A south Dublin TD has expressed her “alarm” at the volume of messages she has had from constituents against Government plans to end the availability o(...)

Some  1.35 million people are harmful drinkers, according to a study by the Health Research Board. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish people are drinking harmfully in massive numbers while heavily underestimating their consumption, according to a study by the Health Research B(...)

Many people overlook the serious direct and indirect impacts of men’s sexual health. Some conditions are specific to men, but many are intrinsically r(...)

The Protection of Life in Pregnancy, according to the Government, gives effect to its commitment to comply with the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights in 2010. Photograph: Getty

The Government is still failing to provide clarity as to when a woman can legally have an abortion, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said.Th(...)

Aidan Heavey: ridiculously unflappable Tullow Oil boss.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If you were the chief executive of a company whose share price had halved in two years, facing your retail shareholders at the annual general meeting (...)

Last year MEPs rejected a proposal to classify e-cigarettes as medicinal products. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

A Harvard professor has called on the Government to show leadership in the EU by regulating electronic cigare(...)

Legislation to ban smoking in cars where children are present will be ready in the next number of weeks, Minister for Health James Reilly said today. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Legislation to ban smoking in cars where children are present will be ready in the “next number of weeks”, Minister for Health James Reilly sai(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy: said the new legislation failed to provide “real solutions” for women in distress.

The College of Psychiatrists has advised its members not to participate in review panels, provided for under new abortion legislation to assess pregna(...)