Prof Shane O’Mara (TCD), Prof Roger O’Sullivan (Institute of Public Health), and Vanda Cummins (HSE) at the Institute of Public Health conference on physical activity in older people in Dublin. Photograph: Justin Farrelly

Older people across Ireland need to be encouraged and given opportunities to partake in strength and conditioning exercises, according to health profe(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron delivering leaflets in Manchester: “We will use every seat we get and every vote we get in the election to strengthen our hand to make sure we push against a hard Brexit.” Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Liberal Democrat activists arriving at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in Southwark for a rally with their leader Tim Farron might have felt disappoin(...)

Are house calls by doctors on the way back? Long a staple of the family doctor’s working day, the practice of calling to see patients in their own ho(...)

David Ford, NI Justice Minister: “I can only go on the evidence that I have...that it is possible to diagnose accurately fatal abnormalities of a foetus.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nobody has ever had a heart attack. The medical term is myocardial infarction. Nobody has ever died of a stroke. But many have succumbed to a cerebrov(...)

The Protection of Life in Pregnancy, according to the Government, gives effect to its commitment to comply with the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights in 2010. Photograph: Getty

The Government is still failing to provide clarity as to when a woman can legally have an abortion, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said.Th(...)

Royal College of General Practitioners said the  current approach to the way we fund general practice makes no economic sense.

Waiting lists in Northern Ireland will lengthen and GPs will struggle to provide safe care unless greater investment is (...)