BrainWaveBank’s chief operating officer Brian Murphy and chief executive Ronan Cunningham. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Revolutionary new technology developed by Belfast-based BrainWaveBank has the potential to enable much earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other dege(...)

Independent Senator Joan Freeman, who chaired the Oireachtas joint committee, which was set up  to produce a cross-party report on a long-term plan for mental healthcare. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A top-up pay allowance for psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists should be considered by Government, to address a staffing crisis in mental health serv(...)

E.coli: the risks of antimicrobial resistance are  further complicated by the lack of development of new antibiotics by pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Antimicrobial resistance – the ability of bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites to resist the effects of a medicine that could previously treat t(...)

 Kerry Anthony,  chief executive of  Depaul, at the launch of the homeless charity’s annual report.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The HSE and Department of Health are not doing their bit to help tackle homelessness, a leading advocate has warned. Kerry Anthony, chief executive (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry  said a similar loss of money in the private sector would have led to disciplinary action.  Photograph:  Bryan James Brophy

The new headquarters for the Department of Health, which lay empty for 18 months at a cost of €11 million, was “in the round a very good deal” for the(...)

An image of the Coombe hospital in Dublin from Google Street View.

The Government is preparing new controls on health spending which will be unveiled in the coming weeks in a bid to avoid another huge overspend next y(...)

The remains of Emma Mhic Mhathúna at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s plain wooden coffin was carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin for her funeral Mass on Wednesday, Barry Kerr’s uileann(...)

The funeral procession of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets of Dublin on Wednesday for the funeral cortege of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, a high-profile campaigner in the Cervical(...)

The decision by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to target a balanced budget for 2019 is welcome, if overdue. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Budget day is only one part of the story of the State’s financial management – and this is particularly the case this year. The package presented by M(...)

“For spending to keep increasing at this rate, we need taxes to keep rising. If there is any sudden economic downturn, spending plans would, sooner or later, have to be adjusted.” File photograph: iStockPhoto

The exchequer finances are pretty straightforward. Cash comes in, largely via tax, and goes out again in spending, either on providing services or Sta(...)

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