Kevin Kelleher

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Scott Barrett of New Zealand is shown the red card during the 2019 Rugby Championship Test Match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Optus Stadium in Perth on August 10th. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

“Hopefully none.” Alain Rolland answers a question about what stick will be used to beat match officials in the coming weeks. In recent months Rollan(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan’s recent radio slot was a chance for common sense to prevail on vaccines.

As the summer draws to a close, so listeners once more begin to hear the time-honoured radio traditions that herald the changing of the seasons. Ther(...)

Six months after the HSE’s breastfeeding implementation group drafted a Staff Breastfeeding in the Workplace policy, the document has yet to be implemented. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has been accused of setting an “abysmal example” in its efforts to encourage Irish women to breastfeed because it h(...)

In 2011, 18 cases of TB were reported following an outbreak     at Cloverhill Prison in Dublin. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne

Thirty-five cases of tuberculosis (TB) among prisoners and prison officers in the Irish penal system were notified to the HSE over a 10-year period, a(...)

Dr Kevin Kelleher, HSE’s assistant national director for public and child health, spoke at a briefing for reporters.

The number of deaths from flu this winter climbed to 25 over the past week, but the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said the season has “probably p(...)

Eleven cases of meningococcal meningitis have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre since the last week in December. Three of those patients died directly due to the infection. File photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has said it is “stunning” that the uptake for meningitis vaccines is not hitting its target after pressure exerted on the(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union has urged people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated for the flu.

There has been a “significant increase” in the number of people attending emergency departments with flu this season when compared with last year, whi(...)

By the end of February last year, reports of flu cases had reached record levels – almost 2,900 people had been hospitalised. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Health officials have urged people in “at-risk” health groups to get the flu vaccine as reports emerge of up to four deaths from this season’s strain (...)

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society(...)

The herpes simplex virus is highly contagious and can be easily passed from person to person by close direct contact

Cold sores are small, blister-like lesions that usually appear around the mouth. In most cases they are caused by herpes simplex viruses – the strain (...)

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