The scene at the site of the fire that claimed 11 Traveller lives in Carrickmines in 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Des Bishop has this week apologised for his 2018 comments on US radio station Sirius XM about Travellers, and in particular to Travellers in the Tuam (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: Change is coming in the health sector and the Minister has timed his entry perfectly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“Every system is perfectly designed to achieve exactly the results it produces.” If that is true, and I believe it is, the person who des(...)

We Can Quit participants Elizabeth Ashe and Maura Corry with John McCormack, chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Andres Poveda

I’m at a seminar on advancing gender equality in healthcare. Words such as genderproofing services, gender-sensitive approaches and gender mainstreami(...)

Sir Michael Marmot: “There’s an intimate relationship between where you are on the social hierarchy and your health. The people at the top have the longest life, those in the middle are shorter, and as you get lower and lower, the life expectancy gets shorter and shorter.”

Money doesn’t buy happiness, they say, but the clear evidence is that it does buy you extra years of life. The flip side of this, of course, is that t(...)