It’s an opinion poll day. Today The Irish Times publishes its last opinion poll of the campaign with just over a week to go. The results confirm what (...)

An X-ray taken of a person with scoliosis. File photograph: iStock

Aisling Corcoran has as much faith in political promises as she does in the health system – at this stage, very little. Even when a pledge is made on(...)

An x-ray taken of a person with scoliosis. Tallaght Hospital has been accused in the Dáil of engaging in an ‘arse covering exercise’ by confirming surgery for a scoliosis patient only after being contacted by the Minister for Health. Image: iStock.

Tallaght Hospital has been accused in the Dáil of engaging in an “arse covering exercise” by confirming surgery for a scoliosis patient only after bei(...)

The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee said the high cost of legal cigarettes made Ireland a target for international crime gangs.

Ireland is an “illegal tobacco haven”, according to the tobacco industry, with no Irish taxes paid on more than one in four cigarettes consumed.An EU-(...)