The ESRI looked at the uptake of breast cancer screening in middle to older-aged women as well as prostate cancer screening in men. Photograph: iStock

Wealthier people with private health insurance are more likely to avail of potentially life-saving cancer screening tests in Ireland, a leading think-(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris called the ESRI publication a “timely and important contribution to our thinking on how to improve health services and healthcare in this country”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Future Government reforms should aim to increase the extent of universal health coverage while building from the existing system, a new paper drawn u(...)