Ina Kelly

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The doctors voted by 94 per cent in favour of industrial action. File photograph: iStock

Public health specialists, who are playing a key role in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, have overwhelmingly voted for industrial action, up to an(...)

Consequences of climate change, such as flooding, extreme temperatures and wildfires, will pose a number of challenges to public welfare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Climate change is likely to result in an increase in waterborne diseases, skin cancer diagnoses, lung diseases and temperature-related mortalities in (...)

Doctors work in a world of single-use plastic, diagnostic tests and chemical medicines.

I try to reduce my carbon footprint and live in an environmentally friendly way at home, but I worry about the impact of my day job on the planet. Lik(...)

Climate crisis: people cool off by the Eiffel Tower in Paris in July. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

“An environmental crisis is also a health crisis” is the stark message from health professionals keen to draw sharp attention to the health impacts of(...)

Dr Muiris Houston: ‘Direct traumatic experiences such as losing a home to a hurricane have mental-health consequences.’ Aasleagh Falls on the Mayo/Galway border.

While on holiday in Western Canada last month I had what you might call my first personal brush with climate change. A day after we left accommodatio(...)

 “Drought can  have a huge affect on farmers who themselves are under pressure to consider the impacts of cattle density and the subsequent that has on carbon emissions and on water contamination.” Photograph: Getty Images

The environmental impact of climate change could lead to a public health crisis in Ireland, the annual conference of the Irish Medical Organisation (I(...)

The Irish Medical Council said it would it carefully consider the Scally report.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Medical Council’s guide for doctors on ethics and professional conduct is not in keeping with a modern, patient-centred approach, Dr Gabriel Scall(...)