Firms such as Mazars, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernest and Young appear repeatedly in the figures for Government spending on outside consultants. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Accountancy firms, public relations companies, management consultants and think tanks are among those who benefited from millions in Government spendi(...)

Symptoms to look out for are irritation, flu-like symptoms, a rash in the case of measles and swelling along the jaw line with mumps. File photograph: Getty

Parents in some of the wealthiest parts of the State have been slowest to have their children vaccinated, unpublished figures show. Uptake of the MMR(...)

Dr Michael Burnell  declined to co-operate with the professional competence scheme of the Medical Council.

A Medical Council disciplinary hearing has found a Dublin GP failed to co-operate with an investigation of his professional competence. Dr Michael Bu(...)

Kate Moore: ‘No child should have to feel alone in the face of mental illness’. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

No Child 2020 is an editorial initiative by The Irish Times. Its purpose is to give voice to children, to explore the problems facing children in Irel(...)

John and Rachel Flynn with their three children.

When an IVF consultant told John Flynn and his wife Rachel that the results of his semen analysis indicated they would be unlikely to conceive a baby (...)

‘GPs are already over-worked, highly stressed and leaving the profession in droves.’ Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

The board of the Irish College of General Practitioners, the professional body for general practice in Ireland, has refused for the second time reques(...)

Ann Eble and Samantha Mumba at the ‘Battle of the Stars’ for Breast Cancer Ireland. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

1) National Brain Awareness Week, beginning March 11th, aims to promote awareness and understanding of the brain and brain conditions, as well as the (...)

The vast majority of the State’s 19 maternity units have stated their preparedness to provide surgical abortion in the new year.

GPs in 24 of the 26 counties of the Republic have indicated their willingness to perform medical abortion under the new legislation coming into force (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “It will have to be rolled out, it will have to be phased in.” Photograph: PA Wire

Abortion services will be rolled out on a phased basis from January 1st, and terminations of pregnancy will not immediately be available in every hosp(...)

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