A report from the National Cancer Registry shows a recent stabilisation in overall cancer risk among the Irish population, but some individual cancers (for example, melanoma and female lung cancer) continue to show worrying increases in incidence and mortality rates. Photograph: Alan Betson
Cancer care: A lot more to do

There was good news in the recent annual report from the National Cancer Registry: the rate of cancer per head of population has fallen by 2 per cent (...)

Rugby’s Webb Ellis Cup: unlikely to be handed out to the winners of the 2023 World Cup in any Irish stadium

This week’s technical group report on Ireland’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup was a bitter blow. On Monday, we were favourites in a three-horse rac(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is understood to have been lobbying hard to attract key agencies to Dublin post-Brexit at last week’s European summit. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu

The Government believes there is little chance of securing the headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and has now switched lobbying effor(...)

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly  concluded there was no maladministration by European Medicines Agency. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

An investigation by European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has found no maladministration in relation to a complaint about the human papilloma virus (HPV) (...)

 Minister of State with responsibility for financial services Michael D’Arcy: he rejected suggestions that Ireland is being overly cautious in its approach to financial regulation, thereby costing Ireland post-Brexit investment.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for State with special responsibility for financial services and insurance Michael D’Arcy has countered suggestions that Ireland is taking a(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: splurged €1.2 billion in new spending and tax cuts in the budget, split on roughly a 2:1 basis in favour of spending. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The various tax increases announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in Tuesday’s budget provided some social media users with the usual ammun(...)

The Sunday Times has reported that while Dublin won maximum points in a competition to host the EMA, so did six other cities

It is understood that Irish authorities are bracing to lose out in the race to host the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency f(...)

Photograph: Thinkstock

The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe in recent years entered the market “without clear evidence that they improved survival or quality of (...)

Accelerating the building of new homes in Ireland will be a crucial element in securing investment from companies looking to relocate from London to the EU post-Brexit. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is pinning a lot of hope on a Brexit bonus. Amid widespread concern about the potential fallout of Britain’s departure from the EU on t(...)

Fianna Fáil social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea  feels his demand for a €5 rise in the State pension and disability and carers allowance will not be fully met.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea has intervened in budget negotiations to demand social welfare increases. The Sunday Independent (...)

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