Minister for Health Leo Varadkar pictured with Brian O’Mahony (L) chief executive of the Irish Haemophilia Society and  Barry Harrington (R), chairperson of the National Haemophilia Council at the launch of the new severe bleeding alert card  in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Irish Haemophilia Society

A new card has been issued to patients with severe bleeding disorders to alert hospital staff and ambulance personnel of the need for rapid treatment.(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said blood donation is not an issue of equality and decisions on changes in blood donor deferral for any category of people will be made on the grounds of science.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Blood donation is not an issue of equality and decisions on changes in blood donor deferral for any category of people will be made on the grounds of (...)

Leo Varadkar: plans to start use of new drug if a price is agreed with its manufacturers.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is to make available potentially life-saving treatments for hepatitis C – provided agreement on price can be reached (...)

The Irish Haemophilia Society has called for early access to new treatments for 350 seriously ill patients with Hepatitis C. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Irish Haemophilia Society has called for early access to new treatments for 350 seriously ill patients with Hepatitis C.It says this group cannot (...)

Charles Haughey: the haemophila debate brought down his government in 1989 and marked the end of Fianna Fáil-only administrations.  Photograph: Frank Miller.

The 25th anniversary of one of the pivotal events of modern Irish politics – and a low point of the health sy(...)

Professor Suzanne Norris wants mass screening for hepatitis C

Irish scientists have identified a number of hepatitis C cases among “health tourists” who had dental work or cosmetic (...)