John Byrne, Eddie O’Grady and Marian Morton from Castleknock enjoying the sunshine in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Is good weather bad for your health? With a sharp increase in weather-related accidents and casualties across the country, it is becoming clear that t(...)

The Royal Hotel in Bray outside which a man was found unconscious with a serious head injury. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí investigating the death of a man from head injuries believe he was the victim of a one-punch assault in the early hours of Saturday morning. I(...)

Stephen O’Donoghue, Derry Healy, Rosie Healy and Kevin O’Riordan getting into the swing of things for this year’s 35th Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday, July 7th. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

1) National Bike Week will be held from Saturday, June 9th to Sunday, June 17th. Highlights include family cycling festivals in Cabinteely Park on Sat(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said the enduring trauma on the Robertson family would be long lasting and a scar on the rest of their lives. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A hit-and-run driver who knocked down and killed a jogger and then set fire to his van a short distance away has been jailed for five years. In what (...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall  said an implementation plan had been promised in December, then by Easter, then at the end of May, but it had not yet materialised.

An alliance of politicians, policy experts and medics has criticised the delay in the implementation of the Sláintecare report, the 10-year cross-part(...)

Joseph Deacy (21), who died after suffering head injuries in Co Mayo last August

Gardaí investigating the death of a 21-year-old during a visit to Co Mayo last summer have arrested a man. Joseph Deacy (21), from St Albans in Hert(...)

Online medical services: beneficial or a cause for concern?

We use our phones and computers for work, online shopping, and the majority of our banking services – so why not for a visit to the GP? A video or onl(...)

Assistant data protection commissioner Tony Delaney said no similar data protection investigation on this scale had ever previously been undertaken in the State.

Medical staff in a hospital were given access to patient files for their research and studies without the consent of the patients concerned, a major i(...)

Cancer Trials Ireland rolls out Just Ask Your Doctor! campaign,  calling on those with cancer to ask their doctor if there is a relevant cancer trial that they can join to increase their treatment options. From left,  Evelyn O’Rourke, member of the board of Cancer Trials Ireland, Prof Bryan Hennessy, clinical lead, Cancer Trials Ireland, Ashley Bazin, team leader, oncology/haematology, Tallaght Hospital, Dr Linda Coate, vice clinical lead, Cancer Trials Ireland & consultant medical oncologist, University Hospital Limerick with patient Advocates Patrick Kivlehan, Johnstown, Kildare and Emma Corcoran,  Lusk, north County Dublin.  Photograph:  Andres Poveda

Many of the difficulties for women with cervical cancer which emerged recently would not have arisen if patients had direct electronic access to their(...)

At the launch of  Cancer Trials Ireland’s  Just Ask Your Doctor! campaign: patient advocate Eddie Mac Eoin from Bandon, Cork, with his two grandchildren, James Noonan  and Laoise McAdam. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

The vast majority of Irish people with cancer are willing to participate in a clinical trial on potential new treatments, according to a survey – thou(...)

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