MS treatments have been developed which calm the underlying inflammation that causes the disease. Photograph: PA

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are being denied access to life-changing treatments simply because of where they live, according to the MS Society(...)

A newborn baby typically comes into contact with seven different people every day. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

About 50,000 babies in Ireland may not be immunised against tuberculosis (TB) by the end of this year due to a delay in the delivery of the vaccine. (...)

The Department of Health said it would continue to monitor evidence on e-cigarettes after health officials in Britain endorsed them as 95 per cent safer than their tobacco equivalents. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Department of Health has said it will continue to monitor evidence on the potential harms and any benefits of e-cigarette products after health of(...)

Health officials in Britain have for the first time endorsed e-cigarettes, saying they are 95 per cent safer than tobacco equivalents and even suggest(...)

‘Governments don’t feel compelled to invest in a problem over which there is considerable apathy.’ Photograph: Getty Images

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the cost of obesity to the UK National Health Service problem equals the combined costs of the entire poli(...)

Photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire.

The Health Service Executive considered suing a US pharmaceutical firm accused of charging an “astronomical” price for a life-saving drug, internal do(...)

HSE says it needs over €250 million in funding to rehouse thousands of people with disabilities in smaller units and meet standards set by the health watchdog, Hiqa.

The Health Service Executive says it needs over €250 million in funding to rehouse thousands of people with disabilities in smaller units and meet sta(...)

John Bruton: ‘The Department of Health, has been responsible for 70 per cent of the breaches in the ceilings (which altogether totalled over €600 million)’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

We will only have an intelligent debate about spending and taxation in the forthcoming Irish general election if we know that spending and revenue est(...)

The procurement of major public projects in this State has been fraught with difficulties, whether they involved Luas, the Dublin Port Tunnel, the Poo(...)

‘The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar recently said that the health service, simply to meet current demand, needs an extra €1 billion a year’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

As we approach a general election, there is a basic story that both the government parties would like to tell. The last seven years have been horrible(...)