Jack Lambert

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More than 200 inmates in Mountjoy Prison recently presented during a two-day mass screening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Innovative new screening programmes have uncovered high levels of hepatitis C among the prison and homeless populations. Doctors say the results show(...)

The HSE is failing those most in need of treatment that can cure hepatitis C, according to an infectious diseases consultant at the Mater hospital. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Homeless people with drug problems are being left to die of hepatitis C because of a failure to provide lifesaving new treatments on the street, docto(...)

Emily Reaper, who is Hepatitis C positive and awaiting treatment, at the launch of the Hepatitis C Partnership’s What’s Your F-ing Story? campaign in Dublin today. Picture Jason Clarke

You visit your doctor. The bad news is: you have a virus in your body, which, if left unchecked, could cause serious damage to your liver, maybe kill (...)

Since the introduction of a national vaccination programme four years ago thousands of girls aged 12 to 13 have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Photograph: iStockphoto

Girls aged 12 to 13 have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine since the introduction of a national vaccination programme four years ago, (...)

Seamus McGillion with his daughter Emma (3) from Omagh, Co Tyrone, at the opening day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Native Irish breeds, the Draught and Connemara, took centre stage on the showing scene at the RDS yesterday with large crowds around Ring 2 for the pe(...)

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