France has one of the lowest rates of uptake of the HPV vaccination in Europe, due to ‘unfounded rumours’ around its safety, says Dr Elisabete Weiderpass. Photograph:  Matthew Busch/Washington Post/Getty Images

France is launching a campaign of systematic screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. The country is also stepping (...)

An anti-pylon protest at Mahon Falls, Co Waterford, last year. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Eirgrid’s plan for essential upgrading of the national electricity power grid is attracting stiff opposition from communities living near the p(...)