Elaine Hanly at home in Roscommon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Elaine Hanly’s life changed in the blink of an eye, as it does for so many victims of major trauma. While a passenger in a car, Hanly was involved in(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the policy will reduce illness, improve quality of life and ease pressure on the health service. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The stark impact of harm caused by drink was outlined by a hospital consultant who explained why she and her colleagues support the introduction of mi(...)

‘Any in-between solution will result in avoidable loss of patients’ lives,’ the Beaumont neurosurgeons say in a letter to The Irish Times. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Doctors at the State’s main centre for treating patients with brain injuries want to move hospital if the Government goes ahead with the creation of a(...)

 Beaumont Hospital: Doctors here say the decision  will  lead to a fragmented provision of services in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The decision to locate the State’s main trauma centre in Dublin’s Mater hospital has been strongly criticised by doctors at nearby Beaumont Hospital. (...)

A healthy adult aged 40 or under should be able to balance on one leg with their eyes closed for at least 20 seconds. Photograph: iStock

Last year, TV doctor Michael Mosley took the participants in his Channel 4 weight -loss programme by surprise when he asked them to close their eyes a(...)

As current vaccines might not work for variants which haven’t even arrived in Ireland yet, you begin to understand that we are further from the end of the pandemic than it might seem.

As restrictions slowly begin to be lifted in Ireland in tandem with increased vaccination, the question on everyone’s lips is this: when will this pan(...)

The Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is open to considering offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under 60 who specifically request it but a final decision will not be(...)

A motorcyclist has died following a collision involving three vehicles in Skerries, Co Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

A motorcyclist has died following a collision involving three vehicles in Skerries, Co Dublin. The incident occurred at 4.40pm on Tuesday on the R127(...)

Dr Killian Hurley, respiratory consultant at Beaumont Hospital: “Shortness of breath is a big problem for patients, even young patients.” Photograph: Tom Honan

The vital need for early rehabilitation is a key finding emerging from the operation of a post Covid recovery clinic that opened in Dublin’s Beaumont (...)

Maria Walsh MEP on the farm at Largan, Shrule, Co Galway. “I would do chunks of meetings and then I would have to rest.” Photograph: Joe O Shaughnessy

“Fatigue is the killer,” says MEP and former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh as she outlines how she is feeling: dull headache, muscle tiredness and an ene(...)

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