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Cryptosporidium infections were recorded in 58 per cent of electoral areas, and in all 26 counties. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

The first nationwide study of cryptosporidium infections has revealed the challenge posed by the common waterborne bug in the Republic. One in five l(...)

The study involved 73,000 women who had a single pregnancy at the Coombe and 2,000 who had multiple births. Photograph: iStock

Women who go private to have their baby are almost three times more likely than public patients to have an elective Caesarean section, according to a (...)

Hepatitis C is common among drug users and is often spread through the sharing of dirty needles.

A large-scale screening of Dublin homeless people for hepatitis C resulted in more than a third testing positive for the disease. The HepCheck Dublin(...)

Riders in action during the 10th stage of La Vuelta 2018 cycling tour, over 177km between Salamanca and Fermoselle, Spain, on Tuesday. Manuel Bruque/EPA

Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing Team) is the sole Irish rider remaining in the Vuelta a España, with Dan Martin a non-starter on Tuesday’s 10th stage. Marti(...)

 French cyclist Rudy Molard of Groupama-FDJ  team puts on the overall leader’s red jersey following the fifth stage of the La Vuelta. Photograph: Manuel Bruque/EPA

Australian Simon Clarke won stage five of La Vuelta as Rudy Molard took the leader’s red jersey off the shoulders of Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski. (...)

Nicolas Roche: “I must show my form in the Arctic Race. I hope can ride the Vuelta as I believe I’m ready for a top performance there.”  Photograph:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche has had a difficult few months with quiet performances for much of the year plus withdrawals from the Giro d’Italia and the recent Tour (...)

 Sam Bennett  crosses the finishing line in Rome to win  the final stage of the  Giro d’Italia. Photograph:  Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo

Sam Bennett took the highest stage victory tally for an Irish rider in a single edition of the Giro d’Italia on Sunday, blasting home first on the fin(...)

Ryan Mullen: “I’m a TT rider and I’m here to ride the TT, so I’m going to give it my best like I always do and see where that gets me.” Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Irish road race and time-trial champion Ryan Mullen will start his first Grand Tour with immediate ambition, trying to win Friday’s opening stage of t(...)

Daniel Martin racing in the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal. He took fourth in the second stage. Photograph: Getty Images

Dan Martin went close to taking his first victory of the season on Thursday, netting fourth on the second stage of the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal. T(...)

Dan Martin in the Tour de France this year: cyclist has left the QuickStep Floors squad he competed with for the past two years, and joined  UAE Team Emirates. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

While the start of the 2018 racing season is still over a month away, Irish riders are building their form and will shortly embark on intensive traini(...)

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