Stephen Hyland at the Coroner’s Court inquest into the death of his wife Nora Hyland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A verdict of medical misadventure has been returned at the inquest of a Dublin woman who had to wait almost 40 minutes for a blood transfusion after s(...)

Fionnuala Sheehan, chief executive of Meas. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland has called on Minister for Communications Alex White to reject the nomination of the outgoing chief executi(...)

Giving up: It has been proven that people vote with their pockets and, if the price becomes  prohibitive, it will act as a major deterrent. Photograph: Thinkstock

Every week in Ireland, more than 100 people die from smoking-related diseases. This figure is so high because 20 per cent of the adult population i(...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland wants school vending machines to stock only healthy options. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When the first National Nutrition Survey was carried out, Ireland had almost no overweight or obese children. In fact, many were too thin. Between 194(...)

The four-storey building opposite the Mont Clare Hotel on Merrion Square and Clare Street in Dublin 2

A landmark Georgian building at the corner of Merrion Square and Clare Street in Dublin 2, sold at the depths of the property crash three years ago at(...)

Sugary drinks are a major contributor to childhood weight-gain, according to Prof Donal O’Shea. Photograph: Science Photo Library

A ban on advertising sugary drinks to children has been called for by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s (RCPI) policy group on obesity. (...)

Prof Kevin Imrie, president-elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with Prof John Crowe, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, at the RCPI on Kildare Street in Dublin.Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

How would you improve the specialist training programme that produces many of our medical consultants? When the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland(...)

Prof Kevin Imrie, president-elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, said the current training model at Physicians had served Ireland well but changes were warranted due to factors such as changing health
 
care demands and Ireland’s ageing population.

A review of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s specialist training programmes has recommended a greater focus on practical skills and on a s(...)

President designate of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Prof Frank Murray called for Government to significantly increase minimum alcohol prices “as a matter of the highest priority”, something he said would have “immediate and substantial” benefits.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland needs to “turn off the tap of cheap alcohol to some of the most vulnerable individuals” in society, the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Publi(...)

The majority of private hospital patients experience difficulties paying for medications and out-of-pocket expenses, according to the consultants who (...)