Medical experts have urged people to get vaccinated for MMR following the doubling of mumps cases in the last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

The number of mumps cases this year has more than doubled over 2013, prompting medical experts to urge people to get vaccinated against the infection.(...)

The uptake of the MMR vaccine in children aged 24 months has increased to 93 per cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Some 93 per cent of children in Ireland have received the MMR vaccine by two years of age, a “marked” improvement on previous years, the HSE’s (...)