Independent Senator Joan Freeman, who chaired the Oireachtas joint committee, which was set up  to produce a cross-party report on a long-term plan for mental healthcare. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A top-up pay allowance for psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists should be considered by Government, to address a staffing crisis in mental health serv(...)

The deal between the HSE and the two labs will see the State effectively insourcing some of the work of examining smear tests. Photograph: iStock

The outline deal reached between the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the two main laboratories carrying out testing for CervicalCheck has removed a(...)

‘There is a growing level of pressure we see in men to look a certain way,’ Harriet Parsons, head of training and development at Bodywhys said. File photograph: iStock

A rise in the number of men seeking support for eating disorders has been linked to a growing “gym and fitness culture”, according to Bodywhys, the Ea(...)

Corrig Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18: if sold separately, the property will go on sale for  €12.3 million

Two office buildings in Sandyford, Dublin 18, bought three years ago for €15 million are back on the market for more than €23.8 million after being up(...)

 Minister of State for disability issues Finian McGrath said he “needed to ensure that any extra money secured would be going towards services”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Additional funding of €150 million has been allocated for disability services in the budget announced on Tuesday. The extra funding will in part pro(...)

Malak Thawley (34) died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy at Holles Street in 2016

The State has agreed to pay the costs of a case in which the High Court halted an inquiry into patient health and welfare at the National Maternity Ho(...)

People at risk of an asthma attack include “those who are exposed to tobacco smoke”.

Deaths from asthma in Ireland have increased by 40 per cent while an inquiry to help shed light on why deaths are occurring has been rejected by the H(...)

Layla the dog at a protest in support of the 209 women affected by the Cervical Check scandal  at Leinster House in May. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

About 30 women who had been diagnosed with a type of cervical cancer have contacted the Health Service Executive with concerns after they were written(...)

The National Association of General Practitioners has described as “profoundly shocking” reports that children were abusing valium in the city. Photograph: Istock

Children as young as 13 are using valium bought online as a recreational drug, according to the city’s mayor. Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis said he h(...)

Arthritis is the single biggest cause of disability in Ireland, affecting almost one million people. Photograph: iStock

Pain is one sensation we’ve all shared, yet our experience of it is solitary. As Descartes didn’t say, “I hurt therefore I’m alone”. Pain was defined(...)

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