Members of the Irish Doctors Choir participating in rehearsals via Zoom.

Choirs became one of the first groups advised to stop meeting in person when the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread across Europe in February and March(...)

Tom Curran and his partner Marie Fleming, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, leaving the Four Courts in 2013 after Fleming lost her case to be allowed to die with dignity.  Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The Dying with Dignity Bill brought forward by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny was debated in the Dáil on Thursday and will be voted on in the comi(...)

“I think one of the things that the Irish State gave support to later in life such as free travel, TV licences, telephone, those sort of things, could extend to digital communication.” File photograph: Getty

Experts in geriatric health have called for a State subsidy and provisions to close the “digital divide” among older people after a UK study found fre(...)

Even worse in terms of fostering ageism against our future selves is the diffusion of the sense of older people blocking access to housing for the homeless, a process we have already seen for “bed-blockers” and “delayed discharges”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One indicator of the Irish summer is the appearance of colourful kites along our wonderful beaches, lazily probing and capitalising on the often fickl(...)

The Road Safety Authority said its statistics showed “elderly drivers were not over-represented in crash statistics”

Claims by a judge that the growing number of elderly drivers on the road poses a danger to motorists are “ageist” and “just wrong”, road safety expert(...)

Traffic medicine guidelines relate to drivers of all ages. Photograph: iStockphoto

Although the first automobile fatality in the world occurred in Ireland in 1869, traffic medicine is a relatively new specialism in this country. Mary(...)

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan: his order means another will, made in 1976 in favour of Claire  Browne’s late brother Edward, uncle of Jacqueline   Maryon, is now her true last will and testament.

A retired journalist who bequeathed an estate with an estimated value of €500,000 to a builder friend did not have testamentary capacity to make the w(...)

Very rarely has a larger company mustered in the enclosure at the Curragh than that of yesterday, and even granting that the Irish Derby always proves(...)