Obesity costs the State €1.2 billion a year. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has signed into law the ability of physicians to prescribe cannabis-based drugs for a variety of conditions. N(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: Brexit makes an almost impossible backdrop for budget planning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two scenarios, but just one budget. Framing the Government budget is never easy – inevitably it is based on forecasts for the year ahead which may, or(...)

At present, about 319 general practitioners have signed up to provide the service with 10 out of 19 maternity units providing full abortion care. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of women from the Republic of Ireland who travelled to the United Kingdom last year for an abortion fell slightly while the numbers purchas(...)

Noel O’Hanlon of Genesis Automation: “What’s unique about Genesis is the breadth of the solution. It has 14 fully-integrated modules that run on a handheld computer.”

In February 2009, Noel O’Hanlon was working as managing director of equipment supplier IPT Ltd Cork. Having got a request from a customer to help them(...)

Britain’s minister for women and equalities Justine Greening said: ‘Our sisters need to have their human rights to be upheld’. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

The UK government has detailed its plans to provide free abortion services in England for women from Northern Ireland. The government announced a ch(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond told the Commons on Thursday the UK government will fund abortions for women coming to have them in England from Northern Ireland. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The UK government has announced a major concession to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in Great Britain, in an attempt to h(...)

Cath lab: each additional 10km that patients must travel could increase absolute mortality rates by 1 per cent. Photograph: Jolife/Physio-Control

The Health Service Executive has made significant errors of judgment in attempting to reorganise cardiac care in the southeast. Beyond the evident inc(...)

A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12th, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has said it is taking precautionary action to protect its IT systems in the wake of a major cyber-attack that struck orga(...)

  Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath who confirmed on Tuesday  a commission of investigation has been set up into the care of ’Grace’ in a foster home in the southeast.  Photograph: Collins

A commission of investigation into the alleged abuse of an intellectually disabled young woman at a foster home in the southeast can be expanded to co(...)

Cathy Gaillard who lives with an eating disorder (anorexia and bulimia) pictured in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Cathy Gaillard, a 50-year old French woman living in Cork says that her eating disorder (ED) was her “best friend” and was primarily a result of “love(...)

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