“Being homeless and having dual diagnosis, the thing you need the most is a home. So it has to be a total system response”

On a late evening in April 2017, I sat in an emergency accommodation hostel, a place where there are no facilities for you to stay during the day and (...)

A man  camped out in the snow on O’Connell Street, Dublin on Friday during Storm Emma. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Homeless services in Dublin continued to visit people refusing to enter emergency accommodation on Friday, with a view to “sectioning” up to five peop(...)

A safety net nurse checks on someone in a tent on Thursday.

A number of people sleeping rough and refusing to go into emergency hostels were sectioned and taken into care under the Mental Health Act on Thursday(...)

 Leonard O’Shea from Crumlin at the emergency facility in Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin homeless services will address the “challenge” of ensuring the 200 people who have taken “severe weather” beds have somewhere to go after the s(...)

Dr Cliona Ni Cheallaigh and Nurse Ann Marie Lawlee worked  on the pilot project in St James’s Hostital which was praised by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. Photograph: Anthony Edwards

Ireland’s homeless crisis is having an impact on acute care, but one pioneering consultant is ensuring that the most vulnerable patients in her care d(...)

The HSE is failing those most in need of treatment that can cure hepatitis C, according to an infectious diseases consultant at the Mater hospital. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Homeless people with drug problems are being left to die of hepatitis C because of a failure to provide lifesaving new treatments on the street, docto(...)

Among those on the list of the top 100 payees is Fianna Fáil Senator and Mayo GP Keith Swanick, who received over €494,000 during the year.

The State’s 100 top-earning GP practices and co-operatives shared gross payments of more than €53 million from the HSE in 2015. Twenty GP practices (...)

Get out into nature and notice the seasons.

Dr Illona Duffy, GP based in Monaghan says: 1. Vitamin D Many of us do not realise that we are low in vitamin D. This is the vital vitamin that (...)