Christina and Liam Cashell. Their home situation having come on ‘in leaps and bounds’, the Cashells were able to enjoy their first family holiday in three years in Spain last summer. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Liam and Christina Cashell could see the youngest of their two daughters was suffering terribly from anxiety but they had no idea what was wrong. The(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill  has finally been passed by the Oireachtas. File photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Six years after the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill was first mooted and 34 months after it was introduced in the Dáil, the legislation has finally been (...)

‘No treatment exists for HPV infection; therefore the real prospect of its eradication by immunisation offers a significant health gain.’ Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection represents an increasing health burden. Some 540 cases of cancer associated with HPV infection are diagnosed eve(...)