Vicky Phelan

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Charlie Bird: ‘I’m not as afraid now as I was when I first got my diagnosis because I have my family around me.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird has said an outpouring of public support has helped him surmount the distress of his recent motor neurone disease d(...)

The Dying with Dignity Bill has passed at second stage in the Dáil and is due to come before the a special Oireachtas committee in the new year. Photograph: iStock

Psychiatrists have come out strongly against a proposal to introduce assisted dying in Ireland, saying it is not compatible with good medical care and(...)

Charlie Bird: ‘I probably won’t have my voice in three or four months’ time.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Charlie Bird said he does not believe he will “see another Christmas” as he discussed his diagnosis of motor neuron disease on Friday night. The reti(...)

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan said: ‘I don’t want to die, I’m a young woman, I have young children’. Photograph: RTÉ

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has spoken about how in recent weeks she did not feel she would live to “see Christmas,” after deciding to stop (...)

Charlie Bird: ‘I wish I could say I was the strongest man in the world, but I’ve cried my eyes out over the last month, and I don’t sleep at night.’Photograph: Alan Betson

As Charlie Bird opens his front gate, there’s no hint that anything might be amiss. Lean and spry in build, sporting the goatee he grew since his reti(...)

The paucity of clinical trials means patients requiring access to experimental drugs and therapies not available to the public often seek out those trials in locations overseas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thousands of patients from all over the State will gain faster access to new drugs and treatments under a €5.3 million plan to fund clinical trials at(...)

CervicalCheck campaigners led by Lorraine Walsh, Stephen Teap and Vicky Phelan leaving Leinster House. Photograph: Tom Honan

The potential cost arising from claims against State bodies, including clinical negligence actions, is set to rise “significantly” in the coming years(...)

Forty-one legal cases in relation to CervicalCheck have concluded so far – 33 in relation to claimants themselves and eight in relation to family members. Photograph: iStock

The number of legal cases related to the CervicalCheck controversy now stands at 305, the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been told. A tot(...)

Grafton Street deserted in March 2020. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State spent €17.1 billion in response to Covid-19 during the first year of the pandemic up to the end of February 2021, according to the annual re(...)

Vicky Phelan: ‘I’ve planned my death to the last.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Ireland needs a minister for women’s health, author and women’s health advocate, Vicky Phelan, says if we want women’s issues “to be taken seriously.”(...)

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