The Irish Pharmacy Union has confirmed 78,935 people were vaccinated across 762 pharmacies in the 2016/2017 flu season. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Health Service Executive is bracing itself for a winter flu crisis, following signals that existing vaccines may be unable to cope with new strain(...)

Screengrab from the TedX channel on YouTube of Dr Leandro Herrero speaking in February 2014.

A UK-based consultancy firm has won a three-year €1.5 million contract to help the Health Service Executive to improve “care, compassion, trust and le(...)

 National safeguarding committee chairperson Patricia Rickard Clarke said financial abuse can be highly calculated, or can be very subtle. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 1,600 cases of financial abuse of vulnerable adults have been reported to the Health Service Executive’s national safeguarding office over a(...)

The operation is designed to replace a hip joint which has been damaged, usually by arthritis.

More than 2,100 people are waiting for hip replacement operations in the State’s hospitals, figures from the Health Service Executive show. The opera(...)

Over 9,000 people  die from cancer every year in Ireland – about a third of all deaths. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/Getty Images

Hundreds of patients with skin cancer, kidney cancer and an aggressive type of blood cancer could benefit from a breakthrough drug approved for financ(...)

Almost 680,000 people remain on public hospital waiting lists for various procedures, according to the latest published figures. Photograph: iStock

Almost 680,000 people remain on public hospital waiting lists for various procedures, according to the latest published figures. By the end of Septem(...)

The HSE said the majority of the children are fine although some had experienced mild symptoms. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

An investigation has begun after drain cleaning fluid was used instead of an approved dental product during treatment of up to 43 children at a clinic(...)

A restoration of the telephone allowance is also being examined as part of the overall package. Photograph: iStock

Older people are poised to benefit in Budget 2018 with a partial restoration of the bereavement grant and further reductions to prescription charges e(...)

Of the new diagnoses, 51 per cent were among men who have sex with men

The Health Service Executive has reported a five per cent increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland last year. There were 508 n(...)

Ann Marie Walsh Harte from Co Mayo with her son Lewis, (5) who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

A group campaigning for access to treatment for young boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy has pleaded with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and th(...)