Canadian Maysen Forbes walking across Kilronan Mountain, between Ballyfarnon and Arigna, Co Roscommon as she makes her way from Castletownbere, Co Cork to Ballycastle, Co Antrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A 25-year old Canadian woman who is walking the 900km length of Ireland to focus attention on mental health says she has been inundated with stories a(...)

Lawyers have called for a  reform of the system to deal with medical negligence cases. Photograph: iStock

An estimated 1,000 unnecessary deaths are caused every year in Ireland by medical error, while up to 160,000 hospitals users are injured because of hu(...)

Stroke patients Helen Cassells, Edward Blake and PJ Wymbs:  all benefited from mirror therapy. Photograph: Brian Farrell

PJ WYMBS, CARPENTER: FOUR WEEKS OF THERAPY CHANGED HIS LIFE PJ Wymbs was getting out of bed on the morning of April 1st, 2016, when he fell. He knew(...)

Stroke patients Helen Cassells, Edward Blake and PJ Wymbs. They have all  benefited from the new mirror therapy. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

A team of researchers at IT Sligo is using mirror therapy to help stroke patients improve the strength and mobility of affected limbs, and the researc(...)

Shirley McEntee: “I thought with skin cancer they just cut it out and that’s that”

Shirley McEntee says that when she sees a sunbed she feels like smashing it. She was 31 when she was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma, which presen(...)

Regular sunbed use by under-35s increases the risk of skin cancer by 75 per cent. Photograph: iStock

More Dublin teenagers are using sunbeds despite the statutory ban on their use among under-18s introduced in 2014, according to new research. A surve(...)

Teenager Aoife McCormack (14) has to have her finger pricked 10 times a day.

Paula McCormack has to wake her teenage daughter at least two times most nights to test her blood sugars levels. Aoife (14) has had type 1 diabetes (...)

Rose Ward (18), Connolly Park, Tubbercurry, who died on July 21st, 2007, had dropped in weight from more than 14 stone, Sligo Coroner’s Court heard.    Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A teenage girl, who died from pneumonia relating to anorexia nervosa, weighed just three and a half stone when she passed away at Sligo General Hospit(...)

More than 500 protesters in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, march in support of nurse-led services at St Patrick’s Community Hospital, which have been downgraded. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Seventy-three-year-old Kathleen Moran from Drumsna, Co Leitrim, regularly gets up at 4.30am. As a result, her husband, Patrick, who is also in his 70s(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Health Minister Leo Varadkar has paid an impromptu visit to a HSE run nursing home which was the subject of a damning HIQA report published this week.(...)