The pilot was carried out during the summer in 68 pharmacies throughout the Republic.

Irish pharmacies have called for the roll-out of a HSE-funded cardiovascular health check service in communities across the State. A national roll ou(...)

Antibiotics do not work in treating colds, flus, coughs, sore throats, vomiting bugs, or diarrhoea. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Antibiotics should never be used to treat colds or flu, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has warned. The continued misuse and overreliance on antibioti(...)

GPs and specialist family planning services are concerned that routing a free contraceptive scheme via pharmacies would limit women’s contraceptive choices and risk side-lining some of the most effective methods available, such as hormonal implants or the coil. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Health’s proposals to introduce a free contraception scheme after the abortion referendum is positive news for everyone. Internationa(...)

Speaking at the annual conference of the Irish Pharmacy Union, its president Dara Connolly said ‘it is essential that pharmacists are compensated properly for their time and expertise’  . File photograph: Colm Mahady

Pharmacists have said they are growing increasingly angry and frustrated that the Government is putting in place pay restoration for public servants w(...)

Currently, oral hormonal contraception pills, patches, rings and injections all require a prescription. Photograph: Getty

GPs have strongly rejected proposals by the Irish Pharmacy Union that pharmacists should be given control of a State-funded, free national contracepti(...)

Irish Pharmacy Union President, Daragh Connolly said addressing the drug crisis was “a balancing act”.

The Irish Pharmacy Union has added its voice to those calling for the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. At its national conference over t(...)

Daragh Connolly, president of the Irish Pharmacy Union, says crimes against pharmacies have reached crisis levels. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Dublin pharmacist Ann Marie Horan recounts her frightening ordeal of being held up by a man wielding a knife like it happened only yesterday. “I reli(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said crimes against pharmacy staff were ‘extremely worrying and utterly unacceptable’. Photograph: iStock

Crime against pharmacies have reached “crisis level” as a new survey shows 77 per cent have been a victim of crime, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) say(...)

Daragh Connolly: “We’re very concerned about a very small cohort of people who have no fear of the gardaí or the criminal justice system”

Daragh Connolly has a strong sense of empathy with and sympathy for the pharmacist who is recovering from being stabbed in a pharmacy in Drogheda, Co (...)

Pharmacists have said that three out of four community pharmacies have been hit by crime in the last year and have called for increased Garda prese(...)