Blood samples for HIV tests. Photograph: GettyImages

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland is rising amid concerns that ambivalence about the disease is putting increasing numbers of people (...)

 Act Up: members of  the Dublin HIV/Aids activist group call on Government and stakeholders to address the HIV crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

Record numbers of people were diagnosed with HIV in Ireland last year amid concerns that a growing ambivalence about the disease is putting increasing(...)

The hairball is associated with a  condition called Rapunzel Syndrome which results from the ingestion of hair, the Coroner’s Court heard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A 24-year-old woman died of complications arising from a hairball that extended more than 25cm from her stomach into her intestines, an inquest has he(...)

Liam Herrick, an adviser to President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Liam Herrick, the former executive director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, and an adviser to President Michael D Higgins, is to take on the role of (...)

HIV Ireland said it was  likely the number of people living with HIV in Ireland is considerably higher than the number of diagnosed cases.

Campaigners are alarmed at a surge in HIV cases in Ireland after they jumped by more than third over the last five years. Almost 500 people were diag(...)

A sharp rise in HIV cases in the Republic in recent months is a reminder that despite the significant advances in treatment since the virus was first (...)

Indian social activists and children release a World Aids Day sign  tied balloons in Kolkata,  December 1st, 2015. According to the UN Aids programme, India had the third-largest number of people living with HIV in the world at the end of 2013.  Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

A sharp rise in HIV cases in recent months has prompted calls for the wider introduction of free, rapid testing for the disease. The number of HIV di(...)

Portlaoise 1-15 Longford Slashers 3-7 (after extra-time): Portlaoise were forced to dig deep in extra-time to take a two-point win over Longford Slash(...)