Dr Niamh Humphries is seeking to interview Irish doctors working across Australia for a research project on retention and emigration in the Irish health service.

It is hard to believe that the Irish health system still hasn’t got a handle on why so many Irish trained doctors emigrate. There is a presumption th(...)

Prof Donal O’Shea is consultant endocrinologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Columcille’s Hospital, Dublin. He also lectures in endocrinology to medical students at UCD and the RCSI

Since his return to Ireland in 1999, Prof Donal O’Shea has been the lead clinician for a hospital-based multi-disciplinary obesity service in St Vince(...)

Prof Ian Frazer, a co-creator of the HPV vaccine, says it protects against nine strains of virus which are together responsible for more than 95 per cent of cervical cancers. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A leading expert in cancer immunology predicts that cervical cancer can be eliminated over a 20-year period if a comprehensive vaccination programme i(...)

 Prof Rose Anne Kenny,  director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing  at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It was while she was a research fellow in cardiology at Westminster Hospital that Prof Rose Anne Kenny developed the Head Up Tilt (HUT) test. Used to(...)

Dr Mairead Foody of Dublin City University  said taking devices off children was ‘knee-jerk’ reaction. Photograph: iStock

Bans on smartphones for children were being rowed back on internationally, and in other countries they were being reintroduced “in a mediated and mode(...)

An American panel of public health experts have concluded that vaping with e-cigarettes that contain nicotine can be addictive and that teenagers who (...)

Prof Mary Horgan will on Wednesday become the first woman president of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in its 363-year history. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is time to review the HPAT aptitude test Leaving Certificate students must pass when applying for medicine at third level in Ireland, the president(...)

The old reliables became the old reliable in Paschal Dohohoe’s first budget with alcohol and fuel both spared any excise duty increases while cigaret(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau with his son Hadrien and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau in Ottawa boarding a plane for Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Dublin on Monday for a brief official visit which will see him hold meetings with Taoiseach Leo Vara(...)

The Road Safety Authority said its statistics showed “elderly drivers were not over-represented in crash statistics”

Claims by a judge that the growing number of elderly drivers on the road poses a danger to motorists are “ageist” and “just wrong”, road safety expert(...)

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