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An estimated  30,000 people in Ireland are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Photograph: iStock

A treatment programme for people infected with hepatitis C is set to be broadened, the Public Accounts Committee will be told on Thursday. The secret(...)

 Act Up: members of  the Dublin HIV/Aids activist group call on Government and stakeholders to address the HIV crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

Record numbers of people were diagnosed with HIV in Ireland last year amid concerns that a growing ambivalence about the disease is putting increasing(...)

Artist’s impression issued by Children’s Hospital Group of proposed family accommodation block at the site of the new state-of-the-art children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Image: Children’s Hospital Group/PA Wire

The decision on the location of the new children’s hospital is not up for debate, the head of the hospital’s development board has said. Eilis Hardim(...)

Over €16.5 million in compensation was paid in 2014 to people infected with hepatitis C and HIV by contaminated blood products from the Blood Transfusion Service Board more than two decades ago. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

More than €16.5 million in compensation was paid in 2014 to people infected with hepatitis C and HIV by contaminated blood products from the Blood Tra(...)

Brian Byrne: ‘I seemed to get an extraordinary number of calls from unknown numbers in the days following the test. Something dreadful landed in the pit of my stomach every time I picked up.’ Photograph: Getty Images

‘If your results are positive, we’ll call you within one to two weeks. If not, you won’t be contacted,” the doctor told me before she took a sa(...)