Blood samples for HIV tests. Photograph: GettyImages

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland is rising amid concerns that ambivalence about the disease is putting increasing numbers of people (...)

More than 200 inmates in Mountjoy Prison recently presented during a two-day mass screening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Innovative new screening programmes have uncovered high levels of hepatitis C among the prison and homeless populations. Doctors say the results show(...)

 Act Up: members of  the Dublin HIV/Aids activist group call on Government and stakeholders to address the HIV crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

Record numbers of people were diagnosed with HIV in Ireland last year amid concerns that a growing ambivalence about the disease is putting increasing(...)

Richie Boucher will remain in his role as Bank of Ireland chief executive until a successor is found. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Richie Boucher is to step down as Bank of Ireland chief executive later this year, after more than eight years in the role. The bank announced on F(...)

Family doctors support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use, a new survey indicates.

Family doctors support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use but are opposed to its general decriminalisation, a new survey indicates. A ma(...)

Due to the accelerated ageing process caused by prison life and other factors, prisoners are usually referred to as ‘older’ if they are over the age of 50.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dr Des Crowley, GP, addiction specialist and medical officer in charge of the drug treatment programme in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, has been working (...)

Commenting on the appointment of Robert Sharpe as chairman and non-executive director of the UK board, Des Crowley, CEO of Bank of Ireland UK, said: “We are delighted that Robert is joining the board as our Chairman. He brings a wealth of financial services experience especially in the mortgage and lending sectors, and I look forward to working with him and the rest of the board as we continue to establish Bank of Ireland UK as the partnership bank for trusted brands.”

Bank of Ireland has announced the appointment of Robert Sharpe as chairman and non-executive director of the UK board of the company. He replaces Chri(...)

The effective blood donation ban for sexually active gay men has been in place since the mid-1980s, and was an attempt to reduce the risk of the emergent HIV epidemic tainting blood reserves.

Calls for the reduction or complete removal of an effective lifetime ban on sexually active gay men giving blood have been made at a conference discu(...)

Bank of Ireland’s annual report shows that chief financial officer Andrew Keating received an increase in his remuneration last year of 7 per cent to €488,000. Photographer: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Bank of Ireland paid €50.5 million to its top 166 executives and managers, according to a recent company filing. This compared with a figure of €40(...)

Bank of Ireland provides home loans that are branded and sold by the UK Post Office. It closed the year with £17 billion in savings balances from this partnership. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bank of Ireland’s UK subsidiary will not offer mortgages for more than £500,000, according to Des Crowley, chief executive of the division. He said(...)