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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(...)

Polypharmacy is loosely defined as taking five or more prescription medicines a day. Photograph: iStock

The biggest health spend in this country is not on any particular disease but on problems caused by drugs – over or under prescribing, wrong doses an(...)

Lt Tom Kettle, in an image from his book The Ways of War. The MP and academic  was one of the most high-profile Irish casualties of the  Battle of the Somme.

One hundred years to the day after he was killed at the Battle of Ginchy in France during the first World War, Lt Tom Kettle has been remembered in Du(...)

Commemorations have taken place to remember the Irish who liberated the French village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. Photograph: Irish embassy in Paris

Commemorations have taken place to remember the Irish who liberated the French village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. V(...)

The HMS ‘Queen Mary’ explodes during the Battle of Jutland. Arthur Kidney from Barryroe died when the ship went down. Image: Ohne Angabe/Wikimedia Commons

One hundred years on, two west Cork communities has marked one of its darkest days when six men from the area perished in the Battle of Jutland. Six (...)

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