Marcus Butler

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The pollen count is expected to increase with fine weather forecast in the coming days. Photograph: Getty Images

People suffering combined asthma and hay fever have been warned to safeguard against potential fatal attacks from this weekend with the pollen count e(...)

It is estimated that 1,379,576 work days are lost to asthma each year in Ireland. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Ireland has the highest mortality rates from asthma in western Europe and people are dying needlessly because of poor disease management, it has been (...)

Keep surfaces clean and rooms well ventilated. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s mid-January and most of us are either successfully winning with our New Year’s resolutions or floundering at the half-way line and wondering whet(...)

Emer Kelly, who died of an asthma attack, and her daughter, Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly’s mother, Emer, suffered from asthma since childhood and was “always breathless”, Ciara recalls. Asthma attacks came “almost monthly” and (...)

This week’s unprecedented heatwave has been joyfully welcomed by the Irish population – who have (if they could) spent the week lying on beaches, walk(...)