A macrophage engulfs bacteria as part of the immune system’s response to infection. Photograph: Getty Images

A scientist overseeing the Health Service Executive’s fight against a dangerous superbug warned last year there was no evidence it had any greater con(...)

By 2031 more than a quarter of a million inhabitants in the State will be aged over 80 years, a departmental review found. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

For decades, the State has been in a demographic sweet spot. Among the raw fuels for Ireland’s economic catch-up phase, which stretched from the early(...)

Fair Deal: Jim Daly, Minister of State with responsibilty for older people, has told the Department of Health extra funding needs to come from the Department of Public Expenditure in order to ensure the four-week wait-time target is met.

The Government may have to provide a €17 million bailout for Fair Deal to avert growing delays in accessing the scheme for funding nursing home places(...)

John Wall highlighted the difficulties faced by those who are given a terminal diagnosis in getting access to terminal illness medical cards.

Concerns about the operation of the HSE’s medical card scheme have been raised by the Ombudsman following a complaint made by a father-of-three who ha(...)

Climate crisis: people cool off by the Eiffel Tower in Paris in July. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

“An environmental crisis is also a health crisis” is the stark message from health professionals keen to draw sharp attention to the health impacts of(...)

Proponents of CBD say it helps with anxiety, inflammation, pain and a host of other ailments. Photograph: Getty

The owner of a Cork business selling cannabis derivatives has been told he will be arrested on Tuesday following a raid on one of his stores earlier t(...)

HSE chief Paul Reid last month said delays in informing the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy were “not acceptable”.

An investigation into an IT flaw which led to women not receiving their CervicalCheck results is due to be published on Tuesday. A “rapid review” pr(...)

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Additional restrictions on spending for older people, those with disabilities and patients in acute hospitals are being put in place, with newly-relea(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Medical organisations maintain introducing pay parity for all consultants would cost about €40 million. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Difficulties recruiting medical specialists have prompted the Government to begin closing the pay gap between new hospital consultants and their longe(...)

‘To adopt a policy of decriminalisation, or to take steps in that direction, is to throw in the towel on the potential of young people,’ writes Garret Sheehan in his minority report. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

The chairman of an expert group on personal drug possession has advised the Government to “strongly resist and reject all calls for decriminalisation (...)

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