Catherine Byrne

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Anne Roper filed her complaint to the WRC in January 2019. File photograph.

RTÉ said on Thursday it will appeal ruling that it must pay a former television producer €100,000 for forcing her to retire at the age of 65. The Sta(...)

In 2016, 736 people died in Ireland from drug-related causes, the fourth-highest rate in Europe. Photograph: iStock

The State’s anti-drug information service is set for a shake-up with plans to create a new helpline for people living with addiction. The HSE has bee(...)

Smoking rates are higher in more deprived areas, at 24 per cent of the population, than in more affluent areas (14 per cent), and higher among those who are unemployed, at 40 per cent.

There are an estimated 165,000 fewer smokers in the country than five years ago, according to the latest annual Healthy Ireland Government-funded surv(...)

On Wednesday, the former ministers united to release a statement calling on the Government to restore confidence in the national drug strategy. File photograph: David Sleator

The former holders of the post of minister of state with responsibility for drugs have said they are tired of attending the funerals of young people w(...)

The Department of Housing was informed two years two years ago of the allegations of criminality at a time when Tánaiste Simon Coveney was minister. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is to set up an independent investigation into the manner in which his department and Dublin City Council handled i(...)

“Regular energy drinks are basically sugary drinks with added caffeine.” Photograph: Getty Images

The sugar content of some leading energy drinks for sale in Ireland has fallen as manufacturers look to avoid paying higher taxes. However, the size o(...)

‘The big challenge around homophobia is being able to talk about sex and being able to talk about men having sex with men, what they need, and to demystify that,’ says Mick Quinlan, manager of the Gay Health Network. File image: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Almost a third of gay or bisexual men in Ireland had thoughts that they would be “better off dead” or of harming themselves in “the last two weeks”, a(...)

Seán O’Keeffe (R), who died last year, pictured with his brothers Bob (L) and Brian (C).

A young Dublin man who died a year ago next week, while suffering with chronic addiction and mental illness, could be alive if health services had had(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Catherine Byrne expresed  confidence Ireland would achieve a target of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Ireland will overshoot a target to eliminate hepatitis C by almost 20 years, costing money and lives, it has been claimed. The Polaris Observatory, a(...)

Junior minister Catherine Byrne has said Dublin City Council “missed the bigger picture” by not granting planning permission for the State’s first supervised injection centre.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Junior minister Catherine Byrne has said Dublin City Council “missed the bigger picture” by not granting planning permission for the State’s first sup(...)

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