There were 13 deaths in Ireland associated with meningococcal disease last year, according to the HSE. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A new vaccine providing protection against particularly lethal forms of meningitis is to be provided to thousands of teenagers from next autumn. Mini(...)

The Brunel Building is the centrepiece of the commercial element of the Heuston South Quarter portfolio.

Developer Joe O’Reilly’s Chartered Land has teamed up with Henderson Park Capital to acquire the landmark Heuston South Quarter (HSQ) in Dublin city c(...)

About 15 per cent of samples will test positive for HPV and these will be prioritised for examination under the microscope. Photograph: iStock

The main Irish laboratory used by CervicalCheck is to stop accepting new smears from GPs as part of arrangements to clear the 80,000 backlog in the pr(...)

Uniphar chairman Maurice Pratt. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Uniphar, the pharmaceuticals wholesaler and retailer chaired by Maurice Pratt, has begun sounding out potential investors for an initial public offer(...)

Before 2009 primary care centres were delivered by traditional public procurement, but since then private delivery methods have been prioritised. Photograph: Getty Images

The delivery of healthcare in the community through the creation of a network of primary care centres is increasingly dominated by the private sector,(...)

PrEP is effective and  currently available but at a high cost

The State health watchdog has concluded a drug which helps prevent HIV would be “safe, effective and cost-saving” if provided by the public health ser(...)

A spokesman for the HSE said none of the parties providing specialist input to the HSE in regard to the new National Children’s Hospital had any role in the subsequent decision-making process.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to question health officials over a “blatant conflict of interest” regarding reports into the national children(...)

A teenager with Down syndrome was  found walking along a grass verge on the N4, close to the M50 motorway, approximate location above. File photograph: Google Street View

A 19-year-old teenager with Down syndrome was found unaccompanied on a grass verge near the M50 motorway after he was left behind following a swimming(...)

The drugs VHI has committed to providing wider access to include Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer.  Photograph: Istock

Access to new cancer drugs for some private patients, which are unavailable in the public system, has been described as “incredibly unfair” by the Iri(...)

Ciarán Ó Cofaigh: ‘You often hear of the right to defend your good name – I don’t even have a right to a name’

Irish people don’t have an “absolute right” to have their names spelt correctly, the State data watchdog has ruled. A television producer being treat(...)

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