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HSE chief executive Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Almost a third of all adults in the State have received a Covid-19 vaccine, according to the latest HSE figures. As of Wednesday evening, 1.7 million(...)

Pelvic floor: it is starting to become clear that everyone could benefit from the exercises. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

If you want to know about the wonders of a healthy pelvic floor, you could do worse than look to Coco Berlin, who styles herself “Germany’s most famou(...)

The demand for puberty blockers has been growing in both the UK and here, and the demographics of those seeking the treatment has undergone significant change. Illustration: iStock

The debate in the UK about the use of puberty-blockers, an experimental treatment administered to children suffering from gender dysphoria, has in rec(...)

Mairead Liddy from Magheralin, Co Armagh, who was born in December 1921, the year the Northern Ireland state was established following partition. Photograph: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Belfast

Even at almost 100 years old, Mairead Liddy remembers well the impact of partition on her family. Her parents owned a pub in Warrenpoint, Co Down, wh(...)

Consultant plastic surgeon Nora Nugent says that working in the NHS, things are sometimes “more structured with more formalised processes” than with the HSE.

Plastic surgery is sometimes misunderstood by those not involved in it, says Dr Nora Nugent. For the Tipperary native, a consultant plastic surgeon wi(...)

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Back in the 1990s there was an explosion of hospital dramas. Something in our collective consciousness realised that what the culture needed was photo(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson:  “I don’t think there’s anything to see here or to worry about,” he told reporters on Thursday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

Along the Pimlico Road between the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Victoria Station runs a string of shops selling home furnishings and decorative objects (...)

Charlotte Cunningham, Charlette Harris and Chelsea Whyman at the opening of outdoor entertainment Burn It Up in North Shields, Tyne and Wear on Monday, as England takes another step back towards normality with the further easing of lockdown restrictions. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

People across England celebrated the easing of coronavirus restrictions on Monday, flocking to outdoor spaces in bars and restaurants despite snow sho(...)

Over the last 20 years, national income per head has grown faster here than in the UK, and is now about 10 per cent higher than across the water. Photograph: iStock

With the exception of the second World War, there has always been free movement for people between Ireland and Great Britain. This has also included t(...)

Molly Martens and her father Tom Martens. Photographs: Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch

Molly Martens and her father Tom, the killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett, may be released from jail later on Wednesday, when a court in North Carol(...)

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