Gavin Kelly, chief executive of Retail Ireland at Bank of Ireland, with Ava Aspell, Mateusz Kluczynski and Lauren O’Rourke,  from Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin, Rathangan in Co Kildare.

Bank of Ireland is to ditch its logo on two provincial rugby jerseys to help raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation. The bank, which sponsors bo(...)

Marc Stanley  at Tibohine Flying Club, Frenchpark, Co Roscommon, says maintaining a positive outlook  helps a lot, as heart disease is both a mental and physical condition. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

If there is one man in the west of Ireland who does not harbour the slightest fear of flying, it is Marc Stanley. If anything, a passion for light air(...)

Speaking at the launch of voluntary codes for the advertising of certain food products, Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne said the food industry needed to ‘cop-on’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New voluntary codes of practice restricting the advertising and marketing of food and non-alcoholic drinks have been announced. They apply to “non-b(...)

Simon Says, Swing Your Partner, Meet in the Middle and Follow the Leader are always good fun and plenty of movement can be orchestrated

There was a time when children spent most of their lives on the go. These days however, their childhood years are much more sedentary, with many spend(...)

A drug to treat adults with chronic heart failure will become available to suitable patients in Ireland from Friday.

A drug to treat adults with chronic heart failure will become available to suitable patients in Ireland from Friday. The HSE will reimburse the cost(...)

Children playing at Gurraneasig national school in Kilbrittain, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Eoin Fitzpatrick, a primary school principal, has seen up close the deterioration in children’s physical and motor skills over the past decade or more(...)

A stent is a small tube used to open up arteries in patients experiencing heart attacks, or chest pain due to blocked arteries. Photograph:  iStock

The Irish Heart Foundation has played down the findings of a recent study that found a lack of evidence for the effectiveness of heart stents in relie(...)

An Irish Heart Foundation survey indicated that over a quarter of schools had tuck shops selling sweets and soft drinks, and half had vending machines. Photograph: Getty Images

Obesity levels among schoolchildren are stabilising overall and dropping in many schools, new research indicates. The Joint Oireachtas Committee on E(...)

Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will be introduced next April as the Minister for Finance followed through on widely flagged plans to impose such a le(...)

Three generations of McNerney family with LQTS [Irish Heart Foundation]

A gene-editing technology called Crispr Cas-9 is set to transform the lives of millions of people suffering from genetic diseases by cutting out genes(...)

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