The fire started in a transitional care unit ward of St Luke’s Hospital in Dublin. File photograph: Google Street View

An elderly patient has died following a fire in St Luke’s Hospital in Rathgar, that broke out in a ward on Christmas Eve. The fire started at 5:30am(...)

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White TD, with Dr Susan O’Reilly , National Director, NCCP, at the launch of St Luke’s Hospital becoming a “Tobacco Free Campus” in Rathgar, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The head of the HSE’s national cancer control programme has described claims by the tobacco industry that increased cigarette prices lead to increased(...)