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Owen Collumb  has 120 hours of PA time per week and lives in Dublin, where he works as a facilities manager with Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thousands of disabled people who use personal assistants (PAs) to enable them to live independently are anxious and fearful about their ability to rem(...)

One third of teenagers in Tallaght, west Dublin experience mental health difficulties and face a “major gap” in accessing services, according to new research commissioned by the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI).

One third of teenagers in Tallaght, west Dublin experience mental health difficulties and face a “major gap” in accessing services, according to new r(...)

Kevin Barron: “I know I have so much more to offer if only I were back living in the community.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Kevin Barron was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in his early 20s. By the time he turned 46 his condition had deteriorated, and he moved into a(...)

Between 2014 and 2017,  the world has experienced the four warmest years on record. Photograph:  Stringer/Reuters

A weakening of major ocean currents in the Northern Atlantic, including the Gulf Stream that warms Ireland, could trigger a sudden change to Ireland’s(...)

Drones could be used to deliver medical supplies or to come to the assistance of swimmers. Photograph: Getty

A new €6 million research project which will assist the development of drone technology to perform tasks such as delivering essential medical supplies(...)

A new report   published by the  HSE  earlier this year  was developed “to improve and standardise bereavement care provided to families in the aftermath of a maternal death”. Photograph: Getty

While all untimely deaths are tragic, the death of a new mother in pregnancy or the post-natal period carries a particular poignancy. The tragedy is f(...)

Speaking before the Citizens’ Assembly Dr Joan McCarthy said respect for the reproductive autonomy of women means respect for the choices they make. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A woman has the right to decide whether or not to continue with a pregnancy because it is she who assumes the burden of pregnancy and childbirth, the (...)

A screengrab from Saturday’s meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly in Malahide, Co Dublin

The Eighth Amendment is not “satisfactory or helpful” for women who experience unplanned or crisis pregnancies, the first full meeting of the Citizens(...)

Researchers at University College Cork have developed a compound from tree berries which has shown the potential to significantly reduce size of tumou(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy: said the new legislation failed to provide “real solutions” for women in distress.

The College of Psychiatrists has advised its members not to participate in review panels, provided for under new abortion legislation to assess pregna(...)

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