Swimmers playing in the Weir at Lucan during blazing sunshine. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The highest temperature of the year to date has been recorded with 27.5 degrees reached at Mount Dillon in Co Roscommon on Friday afternoon. In Nort(...)

Crispin Wall: ‘I can say that life without a bladder can be lived to the full – but try not to get that far.’

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly. And while some forms of the disease are quite common, others ar(...)

Vicky Phelan: “I feel this pandemic has made us look inwards, and backwards within our lives.”

Music has played a massive role in my life, from my earliest memories of making my own mix tapes as a teenager in my bedroom, to now, where music from(...)

The HSE’s cervical cancer information service said it aimed to make the programme accessible and inclusive of everyone in the population.

The Health Service Executive has defended a decision to remove references to “women” in its online information about cervical cancer screening. Under(...)

Des Bishop says he is happy to share his story if it makes even one man go to the doctor with suspicious symptoms as early detection is vital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

He is best known for making us laugh, but comedian Des Bishop has also known some very sombre moments in his life, including when he was diagnosed and(...)

In Ireland, HPV infection caused up to 420 cancer cases each year between 2010 and 2014, with as many as 130 dying each year from HPV-related cancers. Photograph: Matthew Busch

More than four in five people believe they are unlikely to have ever had human papillomavirus (HPV), despite the vast majority of sexually active adul(...)

Caring for the community: Louise Donohoe, Aoife Byrne and Aishling Byrne

2020 IS THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE, AND THE PRESSURES ON THE PROFESSION HAVE NEVER BEEN GREATER When the World Health Organ(...)

‘I was blessed, absolutely blessed, that I was given the opportunity to do the test – and that I did it,’ says retired businessman Paddy O’Leary

When the letter came, it was almost chucked into the bin. Nowadays, retired businessman Paddy O’Leary thanks his lucky stars that something made him (...)

 Mary Mooney, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland manager of Mill Lane Day Care, Mary Bardin, ASI operations manager and Marie Conlon, ASI Kildare Branch chairperson.;

With businesses closed, sporting and cultural events cancelled or postponed and many office workers confined to their homes during the Covid-19 pandem(...)

Niki Warner, who has inherited the cancer-causing gene mutation BRCA1

We all have inherited family traits – eye colour, height, stature and even mannerisms – which set us apart from others and remind us that we belong to(...)

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