Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Jace O’Rourke (2-and-a-half-months-old) and John Pollock of the  National Paediatric Hospital Development Board  celebrate  the granting of permission for the new children’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. (...)

Almost one-fifth of the World’s obese adults live in Ireland, research shows

Professor Donal O’Shea has warned that the new government will have to act immediately to address the public health issue of rising obesity levels. I(...)

The UK, by proposing to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, has set a good example

It has been 12 years since the State introduced the smoking ban, a bold step that not only proved successful but one that set the tone for public heal(...)

‘The Housekeeper’ by William Leech, made €70,000  at De Veres

Auction results Monday (March 7th) De Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin. Irish Art Auction.75 per cent of lots sold. Nature Morte – Flowers on a table,(...)

A piece of a bomb landed in Dublin’s Kildare Street on Thursday, at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, just down from the Dáil. There were no(...)

Traffic medicine guidelines relate to drivers of all ages. Photograph: iStockphoto

Although the first automobile fatality in the world occurred in Ireland in 1869, traffic medicine is a relatively new specialism in this country. Mary(...)

There is confusion with titles in many areas of the health sector. Photograph: Thinkstock

What’s in a name? Quite a lot it turns out. Earlier this month, at a fitness to practise hearing, it was reported that consultant radiologist Dr Dawa(...)

Douglas Golding, who has died aged 83, was a distinguished Dublin-born consultant rheumatologist. His father was a GP, and his mother the f(...)

On-pitch advertising for alcohol brands is to be banned as part of the Government’s upcoming Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, it was confirmed on Saturda(...)

What’s the secret to a longer life? Photograph: Thinkstock

Dr Mark Rowe is a GP practicing in Waterford who is particularly interested in wellbeing. He wrote the recent book, A Prescription for Happiness. 1. M(...)