Paula Byrne

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Government approved legislation to exempt drug users from possession charges in designated facilities back in February 2017. Photograph: Thinkstock

The refusal of planning permission for the State’s first supervised injection centre by Dublin City Council has been described as one which would “put(...)

  Tony Geoghegan, CEO of Merchants Quay Ireland,  has announced he will retire at the end of September. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The co-founder and chief executive of Merchants Quay Ireland, the drug treatment service, has announced his retirement. Tony Geoghegan announced he (...)

The statins industry rests on the unproven cholesterol hypothesis: that eating saturated fat raises blood cholesterol concentrations, which clogs coronary arteries, inducing CVD.

In 2016, when Ireland’s State-funded sector spent almost €50 million on cholesterol-lowering statins – the world’s most prescribed drug – was the mone(...)

Fiona Rose Redmond (10), left, and Ava McCord (10)  at St Brigid’s Girls National School, Killester, Dublin. The school has become the first ‘asthma-friendly school’ in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On the back of every classroom door in St Brigid’s Girls’ National School in Killester, Dublin, there is a notice about the “Five-step rule” for manag(...)

Paula Byrne: “The Minister continues to support a misguided and uncosted policy that delivers little for the environment at enormous cost to our economy and landscape.”

Claims by the the Government and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) that wind power can be used to de-carbonise our energy system are (...)