Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD): used in conjunction with IVF to screen embryos for specific genetic disorders before they are implanted into a woman to try to achieve  a pregancy. Photograph: Bill Davis/Newsday

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, stopped referring patients abroad for a controversial reproductive treatment after receiving leg(...)

A recent interception of counterfeit pharmaceutical medicine in Dublin was valued at €100,000. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Organised crime gangs behind the illicit drugs trade are becoming increasingly involved in the growing counterfeit and fake pharmaceuticals market, a (...)

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Have you been faithful to a health insurer for more than two years? If the answer is yes, there’s a very good chance you’re paying well over the od(...)

Former AIB senior executive Donal Forde has said Irish charities need to ask whether they are paying their senior staff the right salary.

Former AIB senior executive Donal Forde has said the Irish charity sector needs to ask some “searching questions” in light of the scandals last year i(...)

Director of Dóchas Hans Zomer  encouraged people to use GoodCharity.ie  to support charities that operate transparently. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new website aims to increase transparency in the charity sector by providing information to help members of the public evaluate charities before the(...)

Dr Kenneth Jordan found a Dublin housebuyer would need an income of €66,572 to buy an average house there, compared with an income of €32,042 for a non-Dublin housebuyer. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin house prices appear to be 10-25 per cent above affordable levels, with price rises in the upper end of the market driving average price incr(...)

As well as additional funding for the Garda, the oversight bodies that police and advise the force will also see their budgets increase.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government is to recruit 200 extra gardaí by the end of January and some €10 million has been made available for Garda vehicles in a two-pronged b(...)

Q Our apartment complex has recently experienced a series of burglaries. It would appear that the burglars accessed the complex via a gate which is(...)

Viktoriya Bulankova, of Luttrellstown Place, Carpenterstown, Dublin 15, has been fined €6,000 after a court heard she illegally performed Botox beauty treatments at her salon, despite being warned she was breaking the law. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/PCPhoto.ie.

A beautician has been fined €6,000 after a court heard she illegally performed Botox beauty treatments at her salon despite being warned she was break(...)

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), formerly the Irish Medicines Board, advised that ViroPharma SPRL recall several batches of the Buccolam Oromucosal Solution products from pharmacies.

Several batches of a drug used to treat convulsive seizures in children and adolescents have been recalled from pharmacies as a precautionary measure.(...)