The Health Information and Quality Authority has appointed Phelim Quinn as its new chief executive. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Health Information and Quality Authority has appointed Phelim Quinn as its new chief executive. Mr Quinn has been acting as interim chief e(...)

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against a hospital superbug which killed four babies. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have synthesised a new hydrogel capable of destroying some of the most potent hospital superbugs. “Superbugs(...)

Online consultations. Photograph: Getty Images

You can order your groceries, clothes and make-up online, so why not your prescription? With online technology now spreading across the world of ge(...)

Women prisoners in Northern Ireland are being strip-searched far too often, a damning new inspection report has found. File photograph: The Irish Times

Women prisoners in Northern Ireland are being strip-searched far too often, a damning new inspection report has found.The Criminal Justice Inspectora(...)