Catherine Byrne

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Sinn Féin health spokeswoman Louise O’Reilly. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Department of Health’s scheme to assist living organ donors with their expenses discriminates against donors who are not in formal employment, it (...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

National Rehabilitation Hospital: Has rejected claims made in the Dáil as ’inaccurate’ and ’most unfair’

The National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) has rejected as “inaccurate” and “most unfair” claims that the Dún Laoghaire facility operates a “cosy litt(...)

Prosthetic legs in the prosthetic centre at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The National Rehabilitation Hospital has been accused of operating a “cosy little cartel” by refusing to treat patients using prosthetic limbs if they(...)

Philly McMahon at Smock Alley Theatre in  Dublin on Tuesday after ‘The Choice’, written with Niall Kelly,  was named  Eir  Sports Book of the Year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Writing any book, there are times when you’re in charge of the story and there are times when the story takes charge of you. Philly McMahon never se(...)

Minister of State for the National Drugs Strategy Catherine Byrne has appointed a working group to look at “alternative approaches to the possession of drugs for personal use”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Legislation to decriminalise drugs, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis, for personal use could be enacted in early 2019, Minister of State for the(...)

One in five Irish people said they experienced ‘guilt’ or ‘remorse’ after drinking alcohol in the last 12 months, according to  a new survey.  File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

One in five Irish people experienced “guilt” or “remorse” after drinking alcohol in the last 12 months, according to the Healthy Ireland Survey 2017 p(...)

The report “also found that hospitals were unable to account for millions of euro that pharmaceutical companies stated they had paid them”.

Doctors, consultants and other medical practitioners will be obliged to declare gifts or donations from pharmaceutical and healthcare companies under (...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Schools should not offer meals containing foods and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar and will not receive funding for these if they do, according to the new nutrition standards. File photograph: Getty Images

Daily fruit and vegetables and a ban on foods high in sugar, fat and salt are on the menu for 250,000 children under changes to the school meals progr(...)

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