Some 90% of people say they have a fire alarm, says Seán Hogan of the National Directorate of Fire and Emergency management team. However, they have to be put in the right places. Photograph: iStock

Nearly 40 per cent of people who died in fires in homes across the State in the past decade lived in properties that did not have smoke alarms, an Iri(...)

‘Recent US studies have found younger people are far more likely to believe false claims about Covid than older people’

Young people are more likely to believe disinformation on Covid-19 and to resist vaccines, a conference has heard. At the event addressing trust in (...)

A fluorescent microscope image of a healthy cell with its mitochondria highlighted in gold. It shows a highly elaborate and well-connected network of mitochondria. Image:  Prof Jane Farrar and Dr Daniel Maloney, Trinity College Dublin

A team of Irish scientists have developed a gene therapy that could potentially lead to a new treatment for an eye disease causing progressive loss of(...)

A handout picture released by the University of Oxford shows a technician working on the University’s Covid -19 vaccine, which this week became the latest research centre to report positive vaccine trial results. Photograph: Getty

There is no research on how the consumption of fake news might affect people’s willingness to take a coronavirus vaccine, a conference on trust in hea(...)

Remdesivir has been shown to be effective on patients who require supplementary oxygen and is the only Covid-19 pharmacological treatment option licensed for use in Ireland. Photograph: Ulrich Perrey/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Unlike an increasing number of European countries, Ireland is not experiencing shortages of the drug remdesivir, which is used to treat Covid-19 and r(...)

 Covid-19 saliva test could allow people to  provide samples of saliva at home and send them in for analysis, reducing the personnel and PPE needed for testing. File image: George Frey/Getty Images

A series of research projects to improve saliva tests for the detection and diagnosis of Covid-19 that would also allow mass testing of samples at the(...)

Prof Brendan Doody at Cherry Orchard Hospital’s Linn Dara inpatient CAMHS unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

When a father testifies in court that no bed was available in a psychiatric unit for his mentally ill 15-year-old son, who then went on to try to murd(...)

A recent seizure of cocaine by gardaí in  Portarlington, Co Laois. The HRB  found  “there is a steady increase in the number of cases presenting with problem use of cocaine as an additional drug, up from 458 in 2013 to 844 in 2019”. Photograph:  An Garda Siochana/PA

Many people now seeking help for alcohol addiction are drinking more in a day that they should be in a week under recommended weekly alcohol limits, t(...)

Just 2.4 per cent of people classified themselves as heavy drinkers.  File photograph: The Irish Times

Two thirds of heavy drinkers are in denial about their alcohol consumption, with women who drink harmfully particularly likely to see themselves as mo(...)

The Central Mental Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Residents of north and west Dublin and unemployed and unskilled workers were most likely to be admitted to psychiatric care last year, a report publis(...)

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