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The Violence Reduction Unit is believed to have played a part in the 50% fall in Glasgow knife injuries. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

When it comes to the blunt force injury, Monday is peak time in Scotland’s emergency departments. “Stuff happens over the weekend and it can take unti(...)

‘The medicines sea border  legally requires a complete political impossibility.’ File photograph: PA Wire

The medicines sea border – which requires separate labelling and testing in Northern Ireland of medicines coming from Britain – is a fascinating subje(...)

DUP councillor Paul Hamill, a former mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, was the father of two children.  Photograph: Nigel Dodds/Facebook

A 46-year-old DUP councillor has been hailed as “one of the genuinely nice guys in local politics” after he died in hospital on Tuesday. It is underst(...)

Prof Geraldine McCarthy (right) with then Tánaiste  Simon Coveney  at a new radiation/oncology department in the Glandore Centre, Cork University Hospital Cancer Centre, in 2019. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

The chair of the South/South West Hospital Group has announced her resignation from the role, bringing to three the number of senior health officials (...)

 Boris Johnson is expected to say that vaccines will continue to be the first line of defence over the autumn and winter. Photograph: Daniel  Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson is due to set out the government’s plan to tackle coronavirus over the coming months, with a reluctance to impose further lockdowns and (...)

Boris Johnson’s plan promises that nobody in the UK will have to pay more than £86,000 for social care over their lifetime – although it does not cover residential costs. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs at Westminster have approved Boris Johnson’s controversial £12 billion (€14 million) a year tax increase to tackle National Health Service (NHS) w(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with health secretary Sajid Javid (left) and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak: “I accept this breaks a manifesto commitment, which is not something I do lightly.” Photograph: Jessica Taylor

Boris Johnson has announced a £12 billion tax increase to clear the National Health Service (NHS) waiting list and introduce a new system for funding (...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson making a statement on health and social care in the House of Commons. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty

Before he announced it, Boris Johnson’s big, manifesto-breaking tax increase for National Health Service (NHS) waiting lists and social care funding w(...)

Angelina Jolie: ‘I just want my family to heal. And I want everyone to move forward.’ Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times

Angelina Jolie sits at a desk, back straight as a rule and rather regal. Her features are cartoonishly beautiful – straight black hair, vertiginous ch(...)

  Medical staff  in the Covid emergency department at St Vincent’s hospital: the HSE spent €1 billion on PPE  rather than its usual €15 million budget in 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

On February 4th last year an FFP2 face mask could be bought for 50c. Within a week, as the Covid-19 pandemic loomed larger internationally, its price (...)

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