A Department of Health spokeswoman said “Waiting times are often unacceptably long”

According to the Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland there are about 700 people with the condition in the State and a further 3,000 at risk. T(...)

Patricia Towey, centre,  is information and services co-ordinator of the Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pope Francis is the first pope to recognise Huntington’s Disease (HD) and he will do so publicly at an audience in the Vatican this Thursday. There he(...)