Irish patients with severe lung disease have had their access to a “life-changing” drug extended to the middle of next year after the manufacturer agr(...)

Blood vessel abnormalities in the brain may play a major role in the development of schizophrenia, a study led by Irish researchers has concluded. Th(...)

The commonest  symptom of cancer of the oesophagus is difficulty in swallowing

This coming Saturday the Oesophageal Cancer Fund will hold a national survivors’ and patients meeting in Dublin. Health care professionals, volunteers(...)

Seán Phillips and his wife, Norma: “We told these men that this guy was threatening to kill our family, our kids,” Mr Phillips says. “We definitely think the Garda saw Crevan as ‘don’t touch’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The family of a young woman seriously injured in the same incident in which Garda Tony Golden was murdered two years ago today, are demanding a “full (...)

Three defendants, including Beaumont Hospital, will meet a settlement of €25,000 to a woman who was kicked and pushed by an agency nurse during an incident in 2011.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

An 83-year-old woman, who was kicked twice in the legs and several times pushed forcefully back into her chair while being fed by a health carer at Be(...)

Sarah Lane (34), who lives in Navan, Co Meath, was diagnosed with stage two melanoma in May last year, shortly after the birth of her son, Joe. Five(...)

Members of the Alpha-1 Action Group protesting outside the offices of the HSE in Dublin earlier this year. Photograph: Julien Behal

Irish patients with severe lung disease are hoping to have their access to a “life-changing” drug extended. The manufacturer of Respreeza, CSL Behrin(...)

Lauren Johnson    had been suffering from persistent headaches in the weeks leading up to her death, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard.

A 23-year-old woman developed a blood clot and died weeks after starting to take the contraceptive pill, an inquest heard. Friends concerned for Lau(...)

Majella O’Donnell at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s  breast-cancer fundraising campaign “Cups Against Cancer” on Monday

Irish researchers have developed a way of identifying women with breast cancer who are likely to be “resistant” to some of the most common treatments (...)

Consultant recruitment has led to a nine-year waiting list for an outpatient appointment at University Hospital Waterford

Below are extracts from the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) submission to the Department of Health in response to the Health Service Cap(...)