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(...)

 County Sligo-based Jennifer Colville was censured for poor professional performance. On several occasions, she dispensed medication to an infant without looking at the prescription. On each occasion, the dose dispensed was incorrect. Photograph: Getty Images

A pharmacist who was struck off the register in Northern Ireland has been spared the same fate in the South following a decision by the profess(...)

Emma Martin with her son, James (10), who has numerous allergies, at their home in Monkstown, Co Dublin. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

The death in Dublin last month of a teenager with a peanut allergy, minutes after suffering a fatal reaction when she mistakenly ate satay sauce, w(...)

Since the changes were rolled out, sales of pain-relief products containing codeine have fallen by more than half

WHY IS IT SUCH A PAIN TO GET CODEINE PRODUCTS IN BOOTS?A Wicklow reader called in to Boots on Dublin’s Grafton Street recently and asked for a packet (...)