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(...)

State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy: “I can make no comment. I know as much as you do about this.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The former deputy State pathologist Dr Khalid Jaber who unexpectedly resigned from his post has given strong indications to the office of the (...)

Republic of Telly comedian Fred Cooke said he couldn’t get over the fact that ‘there’s so much maturity in transition years’ when it comes to talking about sex.

Under the gaze of the austere portraits which adorn the walls in the Royal College of Physicians building in Dublin it was difficult for the young spe(...)

Arthur’s Day celebrates its fifth anniversary on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s a celebration of “great people who make things happen”, suggest stout supporters of Arthur’s Day. Those calling for last orders on the boozy affa(...)