Dr Muiris Houston: ‘Direct traumatic experiences such as losing a home to a hurricane have mental-health consequences.’ Aasleagh Falls on the Mayo/Galway border.

While on holiday in Western Canada last month I had what you might call my first personal brush with climate change. A day after we left accommodatio(...)

The majority of absences from work are for colds and flus. Photograph: iStock

What happens when you are too sick to make it into work? As we all fall ill from time to time, it seems like it should be straightforward enough. Diff(...)

The year 1984 became notorious for a number of stories involving women, pregnancy outside marriage, and their treatment by society, church and State(...)

Free GP care is already provided to children under the age of six. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has pledged to offer seven- and eight-year-old children free GP care from next year, but doctors immediately warned that tough (...)

The “human papillomavirus” is a group of more than 100 viruses which, while often harmless, cause the vast majority of cervical cancers.

A HPV vaccination programme for boys will proceed in September despite tensions around medical staffing levels, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has(...)

As part of the agreement, the IMO dropped its objection in principle to the Government’s plans to extend free GP care to further cohorts of children.  File photograph:  Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

GPs have overwhelmingly backed the €210 million deal with the Government to reverse cuts made during the economic downturn and reform the management o(...)

The holding company behind the National Association of General Practitioners is to go into voluntary liquidation

The holding company behind the National Association of General Practitioners is to go into voluntary liquidation. However, the organisation says it i(...)

Plants at a medical cannabis company in Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen/File Photo/Reuters

Ireland is “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the back of a campaign of misinformation about the drug, according to doctors who have (...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly.Photograph: Alan Betson

Pay discussions to encourage the recruitment of medical consultants will also have to consider the concept of not having private practice in public ho(...)

National Association of General Practitioners’s leadership hopes to have a comprehensive package of measures in place to deal with financial difficulties in the coming days.

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has lost about 200 members in recent weeks since the Government reached agreement with the Ir(...)

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