Siptu health division organiser Paul Bell. File Photograph: Eric Luke

Staff in State-supported organisations providing health and social care believe they are on the verge of winning their campaign for similar pay restor(...)

 Protesters in Ballivor, Co Meath, opposing  a new Scientology-linked  drug treatment centre in the village. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

A Scientology-linked drug treatment facility opening in Co Meath intends to treat addicts with sauna sessions and vitamins, according to planning docu(...)

In vitro fertilisation (IVF), computer illustration.

The use of frozen sperm, eggs or embryos after a person’s death by their partner will be permitted following a one-year grieving period under draft le(...)

Siobhan Hourigan, national breastfeeding coordinator for the Health Service Executive said the evidence on the importance of breastfeeding for the health of babies, young children and mothers “has never been stronger.” Image: iStock

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or longer can cut the risk of developing diabetes by almost half, new research by an American healthc(...)

Simon Harris  said that if it was the “sad reality that we have been exporting this issue, are we now accepting that women must import their own solutions”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Abortion is a reality for women living in Ireland and is an issue that is not going to go away, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. “Ultimatel(...)

Katie Donoghue, from Drumcondra in Dublin, joined other Suffragettes outside Leinster House on Tuesday, a century after women won the right to vote, to show support for a new generation fighting for abortion rights ahead of the referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned legislation to allow for abortions up to 12 weeks may not pass the Oireachtas, even if the Eighth Amendment is repea(...)

The abandoned national school in Ballivor, Co Meath. The Narconon Trust, which is linked to the Church of Scientology, is looking to develop the building into a drug rehabilitation centre. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

The Narconon drug treatment programme, which is to be offered by a Scientology-linked rehabilitation centre in Co Meath, does not meet HSE criteria fo(...)

Medical card

Patients will in future be able to apply online for a medical card under a new initiative to be launched by the Minister for Health Simon Harris on Mo(...)

Roche said that it and other drug firms were “continuing to experience significant delays in the reimbursement of products”

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche has warned that a revised pricing agreement on drug prices agreed between the Government and the body representing bi(...)

The site of  former Magdalene laundry in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Approval has been given for research of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland, the North’s Department of Health has said .(...)

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