Lorraine Nolan: Health Products Regulatory Authority chief executive: Nolan comes from a scientific family – ‘my sister is a nurse, one brother is a biologist, another is a biochemist and another is an electronic engineer. I blame my parents who bought us all chemistry sets as children.’

You might expect the national authority for regulating medicines and medical devices to occupy an imposing historic or modern building in the capital.(...)

 Emma Sloan’s mother Caroline, and her sister Amy at the Pharmaceutical Society inquiry being held in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The tragic death of 14-year-old Emma Sloan two years ago next week was the focus of intense media interest and highlighted the life-threatening challe(...)

Emma Sloan (14) died after going into anaphylactic shock in Dublin in December 2013. Photograph: Facebook/EmmasVoice

A charge of poor professional performance against a pharmacist who refused to dispense an EpiPen to the mother of a teenager who later died of anaphyl(...)

An inquiry held in public last May found the pharmacist was responsible for the disappearance of more than 17,000 benzodiazepine pills.

A pharmacist has been struck off the register for the first time since fitness to practise inquiries were held in public in 2007. Michael Ke(...)

Fintragh, 11 Shrewsbury Road: an eight-bedroom property with a pool and tennis court is on the market for €10.5 million

Jump to the latest house for sale: Fintragh, 11 Shrewsbury Road ______________ For one small road of just 30 houses, Shrewsbury Road in the h(...)

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court. It has also agreed to nominate two sen(...)

If ever there was a place where time has stood still, it’s the Brooks & Co shop at 136 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.The timber structure, dating (...)

 Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, secretary general of the Department of Health: was sent a letter from the Irish Pharmacy Union, expressing its concern at the department’s recent decision not to appoint a chief pharmacist.  Photograph: David Sleator

Vital reforms in healthcare are being delayed by the Department of Health’s failure to appoint a chief pharmacist, according to representatives of com(...)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, which regulates the profession, secured legal costs exceeding €32,000 plus VAT in a series of prosecutions against individual pharmacies in 2011 and 2012. Photograph: PA Wire

Fines totalling over €21,000 have been imposed on 12 pharmacies for offences relating to the sale, display and storage of medicines.The Pharmaceutical(...)

Generic medicines: contain the same active ingredient as the product they are based on. Photograph: Thinkstock

Atorvastatin, Lansoprazole, Olanzapine. Do you know what these names mean? If you do, it’s likely that your medicine, which you once called by its bra(...)