An anti-abortion campaigner protesting in Belfast earlier this month. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Department of Health has been asked to consider measures to protect people from offensive imagery outside maternity hospitals and other health fac(...)

Alcohol Action Ireland says that 900 people in Ireland develop cancer every year as a result of alcohol dependency.

The Government intends to include a specific warning on bottles and cans that alcohol can lead to certain types of cancer, an Oireachtas Committee has(...)

Hiqa investigated the mishandling of a false allegation against Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The health watchdog has urged Tusla, the child and family agency, to take urgent action to address serious shortcomings in how it manages allegations (...)

According to recent data, about half our shopping trolley each week is made up of ultra-processed foods

Well known facts abound in the area of food and health and, of late, one of these putative facts centres on what are termed ultra-processed foods. The(...)

It is hoped mandatory post-mortem examinations will prevent  maternal deaths like Savita Halappanavar

Legislation mandating inquests into all maternity deaths has been delayed, more than one year after it was promised in the Dáil. The Department of J(...)

Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, from Co Tyrone,  stand outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil,  a banned substance in Britain, in London, June 11th, 2018. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A document sent to outlets on Sunday night about a media opportunity with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley today, contains briefing lines for her to u(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who is leading an inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy, is frustrated with a number of State organisations, including the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and CervicalCheck, over their slow response to his request for documentation. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy has got off to a poor start. In his initial report, independent chairman Dr Gabriel Scally has (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: to chair an  independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controversy . Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned State organisations not to obstruct the work of the independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controversy. H(...)

The cancer-screening controversy emerged last month when Limerick woman Vicky Phelan settled for €2.5 million her court action over smear tests which were misread. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Cian O’Carroll, the solicitor for Vicky Phelan, the woman at the heart of the CervicalCheck controversy, is calling on the Government to make interim (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: his inquiry will not be able to meet its deadline of a final report by the end of June. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State organisations have been strongly criticised for delays in provide documentation to an independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controvers(...)

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