Minsiter for Health Simon Harris speaking in Farmleigh in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The continued supply of medicines to patients in this State is one of the main concerns facing the health service from Brexit, Minister for Health Sim(...)

Lending volumes shot up through late 2016 and early 2016 from low levels and have now topped out

Mortgage lending is stalling. Having grown very strongly over the past couple of years, the latest figures show that growth in new loan approvals has (...)

Agreement requires an  estate agent to  make suitable properties exclusively available to homeless families, which includes not advertising them on letting websites and not holding open viewings.

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) has defended its decision to offer “placement fees” of €500 to private letting agents in return for them s(...)

Reported adverse affects from illegal cosmetic products in Ireland are increasing, according to the regulatory authority. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 3,000 harmful illegal cosmetic products were seized as they entered Ireland in the past two years. They were, in the main, for teeth whiten(...)

  Health Products Regulatory Authority  chief executive Dr Lorraine Nolan said young men are under pressure to gain muscle and bulk up. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The use of anabolic steroids without a prescription can have “devastating, long term and life threatening side effects”, the public has been warned. (...)

In Ireland, almost one million counterfeit or sub-standard medicines were seized in 2017. Of these, 47 per cent were anabolic steroids, 23 per cent were sedatives and 13 per cent were medicines for erectile dysfunction. Photograph: iStock

Most of us would never consider the possibility that the medicines we take might be fake or substandard, yet about 10 per cent of medicines worldwide (...)

Workplace wellness initiatives include exercise classes and gym passes. Photograph: iStock

The country is almost at full employment, a talent war is raging and offering extra money is no longer the only way to retain staff or attract new rec(...)

The Central Bank is preparing to loosen restrictions on credit unions providing home loans

The Central Bank is preparing to loosen restrictions on credit unions providing home loans, almost a year after the Oireachtas finance committee calle(...)

Fergus Finlay at the launch of the annual Barnardos report. He is  retiring as its chief executive  after 13 years.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The situation of children in Ireland is worse today that it was in 2005, Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay has said. “At least then we didn’t (...)

Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hyster(...)

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