Sean O’Rourke sounds almost jaunty with a real story on his hands

As storm Ophelia hits on Monday, it’s not just national infrastructure and domestic property that’s laid waste by the lethal winds. Among the collater(...)

Women with the HER2-positive strain of the disease had the best prognosis because of the “colossal impact”of Herceptin and chemotherapy: Photograph: F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd/PA Wire

Women with metastatic, or secondary, breast cancer face a better outlook than they would have in the past, according to a leading cancer specialist. (...)

Prof John Crown has called on St Vincent’s University Hospital to declare its independence. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leading medical experts have called on the board of St Vincent’s University Hospital to provide public assurances that the facility operates independe(...)

Illustration of the  new National Maternity Hospital, plans for which have been thrown into jeopardy on Friday evening.

The planned move of the National Maternity Hospital to a religious-owned site at St Vincent’s Hospital is in jeopardy after the board of St Vincent’s (...)

Gerard Mooney, principal at Synge Street primary school in Dublin 8.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s one of Ireland’s best-known schools, with an impressive roll call of past pupils such as Gay Byrne, Eddie Jordan, Eamonn Andrews and former presi(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said Dr Bertuzzi, who is from Italy, was employed on a locum contract to provide cover to sarcoma patients on behalf of  another consultant oncologist who had taken on the role of chair of the Irish clinical oncology research group. Photograph: Collins

Sarcoma patients are protesting outside the headquarters of the HSE in support of the continued employment of a specialist whose contract expires toda(...)

Cost of providing new cancer drugs for a single year is more than has been spent in total on the National Stroke Programme since its inception seven years ago

Cancer is a terrible disease, and advanced melanoma, for which two new drugs, pembrolizumab and nivolumab, are currently approved, is among its worst (...)

Kay Barry, from Limerick: “In my case I think the combination of surgery and pembro kept me alive and is giving me a good quality of life. My oncologist Derek Power in Cork is happy with my progress.”

Every three weeks Kay Barry travels from her home in Limerick to the cancer centre in Cork University Hospital, where she spends half an hour receivin(...)

Dozens with advanced cancer are unable to access the latest blockbuster treatment because the Health Service Executive drugs group has not met to approve it.  File photograph: Getty Images

Cancer patients will die as a result of delays in providing access to new drugs, doctors have said. Dozens with advanced cancer are unable to access (...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)