Keep surfaces clean and rooms well ventilated. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s mid-January and most of us are either successfully winning with our New Year’s resolutions or floundering at the half-way line and wondering whet(...)

Emer Kelly, who died of an asthma attack, and her daughter, Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly’s mother, Emer, suffered from asthma since childhood and was “always breathless”, Ciara recalls. Asthma attacks came “almost monthly” and (...)

People at risk of an asthma attack include “those who are exposed to tobacco smoke”.

Deaths from asthma in Ireland have increased by 40 per cent while an inquiry to help shed light on why deaths are occurring has been rejected by the H(...)

This week’s unprecedented heatwave has been joyfully welcomed by the Irish population – who have (if they could) spent the week lying on beaches, walk(...)

Fiona Rose Redmond (10), left, and Ava McCord (10)  at St Brigid’s Girls National School, Killester, Dublin. The school has become the first ‘asthma-friendly school’ in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On the back of every classroom door in St Brigid’s Girls’ National School in Killester, Dublin, there is a notice about the “Five-step rule” for manag(...)

 Mick Wallace at Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke

The chief executive of a charity received a salary that accounted for more than 10 per cent of the organisation’s total expenditure, the Dáil was told(...)

Graphic from a study of tree and canopy cover across Dublin. Image: UCD School of Geography

Living in a leafy suburb may do more than just boost property prices, as a new study has found that having more trees in urban areas can help to reduc(...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Ms Power ran unsuccessfully for a Dáil seat (...)

Paula Radcliffe: despite being diagnosed with asthma at the age of 14, Radcliffe holds the current women’s marathon world record of 2:15:25, which she set  at the 2003 London Marathon. Photograph:  Chris McGrath, Getty Images

The current women’s marathon world record of 2:15:25 was set by Paula Radcliffe at the 2003 London Marathon. Radcliffe was diagnosed with asthma at th(...)

Jules McDermott and Leon McDowell at the launch of the first Bubble Day fundraiser

How often do you think about the air you breathe? If it is not causing you problems, then it probably doesn’t cross your mind. But if you have asthma (...)

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