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Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll opened up about use of painkillers during his rugby career. Photo: Chris Lee - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images

As he did throughout his career, Brian O’Driscoll popped up this week as a kind of people’s champion. His candid account of munching pills to get thr(...)

Brian O’Driscoll, during his 140th International Test game  against Italy at the Aviva Stadium in 2014. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

An Irish doctor has said the former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll’s revelations about taking prescription medicines before playing matches sh(...)

The seafront in Youghal. The town’s war dead have been commemorated. Photogrph: David Sleator

About 200 men from the greater Youghal area who died in the first World War and the second World War have been honoured and remembered with the unveil(...)

White Strand beach in Co Kerry where the body of ‘Baby John’ was found.  Photograph: Domnick Walsh  The Beach White Strand where the Kerry Baby named John was washed up in Caherciveen Co Kerry and found by farmer John Griffin. Photograph: Domnick Walsh.

The farmer who found the body of Baby John on a beach in Caherciveen, Co Kerry has spoken about the horror of the discovery. Jack Griffin told The Ir(...)

Family doctors have warned further increases in eligibility for free GP care in the absence of increased capacity will lead to waiting lists. Photograph: PA.

Family doctors have warned further increases in eligibility for free GP care in the absence of increased capacity will jeopardise the provision of sam(...)

The natural world in all its glory – but does a product labelled as ‘natural’ automatically equate to healthy?

Anthrax, asbestos, arsenic, mercury, cyanide, formaldehyde: what are the two things they all have in common? Yes, they’re all indeed very dangerous, i(...)

Left waiting in pain: 13-year-old Megan Halvey Ryan who has curvature of the spine

Anyone watching RTÉ Investigates television documentary Living on the List would have been shocked by the individual cases which are a fair representa(...)

Over 1,000 Irish-trained GPs went to work in the UK alone between 2009 and 2013 and have not come back, according to the National Association of GPs

The biggest organisation representing GPs will play no direct part in crucial negotiations on a new contract for family doctors, an Oireachtas commit(...)

Dr Mark Sheehan of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre addressed the Citizens’ Assembly on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ethical questions about policy, regulation or law involve a different set of considerations to those about individual acts, an expert in medical ethi(...)

A screengrab from Saturday’s meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly in Malahide, Co Dublin

The Eighth Amendment is not “satisfactory or helpful” for women who experience unplanned or crisis pregnancies, the first full meeting of the Citizens(...)

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