Catherine Byrne

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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(...)

The pilot injection centre scheme  will run for a period of up to 18 months with a review after six months. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

A senior Garda has questioned the rationale behind starting public consultations over a pilot drug injecting centre in Dublin city centre only after t(...)

 HSE National Addiction Lead said the facilities are aimed at reducing drug related overdose deaths.

The HSE has issued a tender for “suitably qualified and experienced providers” to run the country’s first supervised injecting centre in Dublin city c(...)

PrEP   is not covered by the HSE. It costs €400 a month to buy it privately with a doctor’s prescription.

A revolutionary anti-HIV drug may not be available under the HSE payment scheme until 2019, a delay that could see up to 800 new infections, health gr(...)

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