The death has been announced of Laura Brennan, the HPV vaccine campaigner and patient advocate who was the public face of many Health Service Executiv(...)

The Portlaoise Review Group found six members of staff had a case to answer in relation to the deaths at Portlaoise, according to informed sources. Photograph: Google Street View

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is refusing to disclose the outcome of a process set up to determine whether any of its staff had a case to answer (...)

 Kate Tobin, who   is living with multiple sclerosis,  at her home in Clonroche, Co Wexford. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A bed-bound terminally ill woman says she can’t afford to travel to doctors who are keeping her alive because of the cost of taxi fares. Kate Tobin ((...)

A PHP facility on the Navan Road.

Primary Health Properties (PHP), a UK-based investor in primary care centres, expects to reach its €300 million budget for acquisitions here by 2021, (...)

The Irish Deaf Society is planning to cut services, particularly in the area of advocacy, and lay off up to five staff members. Photograph: iStock

A charity providing services for the deaf community, left on the brink of closure due to a funding shortfall, has been “lurching from crisis to crisis(...)

Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is implicated in a number of cancers, including cervical, vaginal, anal and penile cancer, as well as anogenital warts. File photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

The uptake of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer has risen to 70 per cent, a rise of 20 percentage points in just over two years, according to th(...)

Almost 542,000 patients are waiting to be seen by a specialist for the first time, according to latest figures, as another 20,000 people were added to outpatient queues last month. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of failing more than a half a million people who are in pain around the country as hospital waiting (...)

Sam Bailey from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, his father Paul, mother Fiona and sisters Kayla and Sarah, protesting  over the HSE’s decision not funding the drug Spinraza, outside the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: James Forde

Access to medicines is always an emotive issue. If you’re a patient with a life-limiting condition, you’ll never understand why you cannot access a dr(...)

Protestors gather in support of Independent midwife Philomena Canning outside the Dáil on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Dozens of supporters of independent midwife Philomena Canning gathered at Leinster House on Tuesday to deliver a petition to Minister for Health Simo(...)

Pharmaceutical companies have rejected allegations that they are pursuing “predatory pricing” for new medicines. Photograph:  Getty Images

Pharmaceutical companies have rejected allegations that they are pursuing “predatory pricing” for new medicines. The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare (...)

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