A view of the site of the new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ File

The chair of the board developing the national children’s hospital is to step down at the end of next month, The Irish Times has learned. The resigna(...)

Keep your heart healthy with these tips from the heart experts. Photograph: iStock

1 Dr Paddy Barrett Consultant cardiologist at Blackrock Clinic “Eighty per cent of early heart disease is preventable. Eighty per cent of the factors(...)

The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units has more than doubled to 76 in just one week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Intensive care units are ramping up preparations to be ready for a further increase in the number of critically ill patients with coronavirus in the p(...)

Members of the Irish Doctors Choir participating in rehearsals via Zoom.

Choirs became one of the first groups advised to stop meeting in person when the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread across Europe in February and March(...)

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affecting 1 to 2 per cent of Irish people. Photograph: iStock

A team of Irish scientists has pinpointed two potential avenues for developing treatments of rheumatoid arthritis – a painful inflammatory disease aff(...)

Dr Mike Ryan said at a WHO briefing on Monday night that not everyone had the knowledge or interest in adhering to regulations.

Europe needs “serious acceleration” in the fight against Covid-19 as it has fallen “well behind this virus”, World Health Organisation (WHO) head of e(...)

Tallaght University Hospital where anaesthetists say management of babies and children requires a fully staffed paediatric ICU to deliver safe care. Photograph: The Irish Times

Doctors at Tallaght University Hospital have questioned the safety of its newly reopened paediatric unit to treat seriously ill children. Anaesthetis(...)

Training amongst medical staff in identifying signs of child abuse ‘has been stepped up in the past month’

Irish doctors are concerned that children in families under increased stress due to Covid-19 are at risk of abuse, a consultant in paediatric emergenc(...)

People respect the safety distance as they attend a funeral service. Photograph:  EPA/Alessandro Di Marco

I am a healthcare chaplain in Tallaght University Hospital and, as with hospitals all over Ireland and indeed the world, we have been confronting the (...)

In our public hospitals, the speed with which you are treated now depends only on your need rather than your ability to pay. The private system, for its part, is now leveraged to enable the public system. Photograph: Getty Images

All over Ireland in recent weeks, people like me who work in the health service have experienced a strange sensation: Overt, unabashed pride in the se(...)

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