The drugs VHI has committed to providing wider access to include Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer.  Photograph: Istock

Access to new cancer drugs for some private patients, which are unavailable in the public system, has been described as “incredibly unfair” by the Iri(...)

The incident occurred on Ballinteer Avenue in Dublin 16 on April 8th. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 75-year-old woman who was hit by a motorcyclist in Co Dublin earlier this month has died. Tressa McKernan was seriously injured after she was struc(...)

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01-6665600.

A woman in her 70s is in a critical condition after being struck by a motorcycle in south Dublin. The incident occurred on Ballinteer Avenue at about(...)

A view along the seafront at Queen’s Road, Dún Laoghaire. Image: Google Maps

A 15-year-old boy tried to murder a woman he met on social media after suggesting they take a selfie at the water’s edge in Dún Laoghaire, where he kn(...)

Members of the Theatrical Cavaliers Cricket Club form guard of honour as the remains of actor Pat Laffan are carried out of St Michael’s church following his funeral Mass in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The actor and director Pat Laffan was remembered as a lovable, gruff curmudgeon during his funeral Mass in Dublin on Tuesday. Laffan was a man who co(...)

The INMO is expected to argue seeking nurses to relocate up to 40km is not feasible and would discourage recruitment. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

To get across Dublin city from, for example, St Vincent’s University Hospital on the southside to Beaumont on the northside or to Connolly in the west(...)

 Kate Tobin, who   is living with multiple sclerosis,  at her home in Clonroche, Co Wexford. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A bed-bound terminally ill woman says she can’t afford to travel to doctors who are keeping her alive because of the cost of taxi fares. Kate Tobin ((...)

The former Gowan Motors showroom on Merrion Road, Dublin 4. The  site was sold last year for an estimated €18 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans for an eight-storey apartment block on Merrion Road in Dublin 4 have been opposed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) amid concerns over t(...)

The NMH said the posts were being funded from an allocation from the HSE for the provision of termination-of-pregnancy services. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Holles Street has confirmed that two recently advertised consultant posts will be available only to doctors w(...)

Smoking is a causal factor in cervical, mouth, head, neck, oesophageal, stomach, pancreatic, kidney and bladder cancers too but lung cancer is the one people blame most on cigarettes. Photograph: iStock

More people die of lung cancer than any other cancer in Ireland. Yet people have less sympathy for those diagnosed with it – often at a late stage whe(...)

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