Spectators wait for Ironman Cork competitors to pass by, at Youghal, Co Cork. Photograph: ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Two weather warnings were in place on Sunday, as heavy rain hit Ireland. Met Éireann put in place a status yellow rainfall warning for Cork and Wate(...)

The pollen count is expected to increase with fine weather forecast in the coming days. Photograph: Getty Images

People suffering combined asthma and hay fever have been warned to safeguard against potential fatal attacks from this weekend with the pollen count e(...)

It is estimated that 1,379,576 work days are lost to asthma each year in Ireland. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Ireland has the highest mortality rates from asthma in western Europe and people are dying needlessly because of poor disease management, it has been (...)

A ban on the fuel was first introduced in Dublin in 1990. Photograph: iStock

The Department of the Environment delayed a smoky coal ban despite being warned a day beforehand that emissions from the fuel regularly cause air qual(...)

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(...)

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