Joan Jordan (left),  Norma Harte and Dr Fionnuala Keane at the HRB-CRCI seminar to mark International Clinical Trials Day. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The scale of clinical research has improved dramatically in Ireland over the past five years, leading to better outcomes for patients and helping many(...)

Support for research on diseases characterised by dementia is one of the priority areas for the programme that aims to improve the lives of Europeans. Photograph: Getty Images

Incidences of neurodegenerative diseases are increasing due to demographic change and the increasing age of the population in Europe. It is estimated (...)

Patient participation is required at levels substantially above where they are today in clinical trials in Ireland. Photograph:Getty Images

What have cider, elixir of vitriol, vinegar, seawater, citrus fruits and spicy barley water got in common? They were the “treatments” given to (...)