A recent seizure of cocaine by gardaí in  Portarlington, Co Laois. The HRB  found  “there is a steady increase in the number of cases presenting with problem use of cocaine as an additional drug, up from 458 in 2013 to 844 in 2019”. Photograph:  An Garda Siochana/PA

Many people now seeking help for alcohol addiction are drinking more in a day that they should be in a week under recommended weekly alcohol limits, t(...)

Just 2.4 per cent of people classified themselves as heavy drinkers.  File photograph: The Irish Times

Two thirds of heavy drinkers are in denial about their alcohol consumption, with women who drink harmfully particularly likely to see themselves as mo(...)

Joan Jordan (left),  Norma Harte and Dr Fionnuala Keane at the HRB-CRCI seminar to mark International Clinical Trials Day. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The scale of clinical research has improved dramatically in Ireland over the past five years, leading to better outcomes for patients and helping many(...)