Dr Mckenna

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 Ruth and Paul Morrissey of Kylemore, Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen, Limerick, pictured at the Four Courts   for their  High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A cervical screening expert who examined a 2009 slide of a woman suing over alleged misreading of her smear tests has told the High Court that some ce(...)

Armagh 6-17 St Mary’s 1-7 Armagh engaged overdrive virtually from the opening minute to brush aside the challenge of St Mary’s University in this pai(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins closes in on Dublin’s Dean Rock during last year’s final. Tyrone don’t have the faith that Mayo had last year in their defenders, because they don’t have that calibre of player. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

This week I sat down to watch the 2017 All-Ireland football final. Primarily it was to see if there was anything in Mayo’s performance that could give(...)

Clare Daly: she said “over 80 per cent of abortions are by pills”

The availability of free contraception in Ireland was “doable”, the chairwoman of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment said on Thursday af(...)

On September 25th, 1917, Thomas Ashe died in the Mater Hospitals from complications arising out of a force feeding regime in Mountjoy Prison.   Photograph: National Library of Ireland

On September 25th, 1917, Thomas Ashe died in the Mater Hospitals from complications arising out of a force feeding regime in Mountjoy Prison. Ashe wa(...)

Has Arlene Foster forfeited a place in history  by being too inflexible, showing a lack of grace? Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

At 1.30 on Monday lunchtime, well away from the cameras and the public, an enfeebled and emaciated deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness walked int(...)

Evictions and repossessions: A pan-European research project headed up by NUIG academic Dr Pádraic McKenna found that most evictions carried out in Ireland are in the private housing sector, and the country is not monitoring and recording evictions in a systematic manner. Photograph: Getty

There was a doubling in the number of properties repossessed by mortgage lenders in Ireland between 2010 and 2013, new research has found. A pan-Eu(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene during the Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An obstetrician accused of poor professional performance should have stopped carrying out hysterectomies if there were repeated complications, a Medic(...)

“The Irish are a little bit like ‘We have to wait for something to drop off before we come to surgery’,” said Dr Pixie McKenna of Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies. Dr McKenna grew up in Glasheen in Cork and obtained her medical degree from University College Cork. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish people need to overcome their shyness about embarrassing health issues and be more willing to visit doctors to discuss their health, acco(...)