New cancer ‘wonder drug’ may be freely available by weekend A new “wonder drug”, which Vicky Phelan believes saved her life, may be freely available to everyone with cervical cancer by the weekend.

Vicky Phelan credits the drug with reducing her tumours. Picture: Fergal Phillips Ian Begley December 5 2018 6:37 PM 0 Comments New cancer ‘wonder drug’ may be freely available by weekend Independent.ie A new “wonder drug”, which Vicky Phelan believes saved her life, may be freely available to everyone with cervical cancer by the weekend. […]

‘It is going to benefit patients hugely’ – Reilly opens primary care facility at centre of 2012 row Former health minister Dr James Reilly has defended his role in the opening of a controversial new Primary Care Centre in his constituency, saying…

Senator James Reilly who officially opened the Primary Care Centre in Balbriggan. Photo: Steve Humphreys Senator James Reilly who officially opened the Primary Care Centre in Balbriggan. Photo: Steve Humphreys Wayne O’Connor December 5 2018 6:44 PM 0 Comments ‘It is going to benefit patients hugely’ – Reilly opens primary care facility at centre of […]

Patient wrongly charged €1,500 for public hospital stays receives €750 refund 

(stock picture) Eilish O’Regan December 5 2018 12:45 PM 0 Comments Patient wrongly charged €1,500 for public hospital stays receives €750 refund Independent.ie A patient who was wrongly charged €1,500 for a number of public hospital stays has received a €750 refund after bringing his case to the Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/patient-wrongly-charged-1500-for-public-hospital-stays-receives-750-refund-37597618.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/article37597712.ece/37963/AUTOCROP/h342/6%20NEWS%20page19_hospital.jpg Email A […]

HealthWatchdog warns on overcharging as hospital bill of €1,500 cut in half Patients have been warned to be watchful of overcharging, after one man was wrongly billed €1,500 for a number of hospital stays.

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. Photo: Frank McGrath Eilish O’ReganTwitterEmail December 6 2018 12:00 AM 0 Comments Watchdog warns on overcharging as hospital bill of €1,500 cut in half Independent.ie Patients have been warned to be watchful of overcharging, after one man was wrongly billed €1,500 for a number of hospital stays. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/watchdog-warns-on-overcharging-as-hospital-bill-of-1500-cut-in-half-37600218.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37600160.ece/95a40/AUTOCROP/h342/5%20NEWS%20II%20OMBUDSMAN%20ALLUAL%20REP_13.jpg Email Patients have […]

Economy on the road to overheating – watchdog THE economy is now close to its peak and is facing a number of risks that could cause it to crash, the country’s budgetary watchdog has warned.

Seamus Coffey, the chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision Kevin Doyle, Donal O’Donovan and Gavin McLaughlin December 5 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Economy on the road to overheating – watchdog Independent.ie THE economy is now close to its peak and is facing a number of risks that could cause […]

Man hunted after German student raped on walk home in Dublin A young German student was brutally raped as she walked home after a night out.

Stock picture Ken Foy December 5 2018 12:00 PM 0 Comments Man hunted after German student raped on walk home in Dublin Independent.ie A young German student was brutally raped as she walked home after a night out. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/man-hunted-after-german-student-raped-on-walk-home-in-dublin-37596551.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article34134728.ece/35869/AUTOCROP/h342/garda%20jacket.jpg Email A young German student was brutally raped as she walked home after a night […]

‘It’s a terrible insult’ – road faces closure days after bus stop is put up North Dublin residents are at loggerheads with their local authority after it announced plans to close a road that includes the area’s only bus services.

Bus stop: The new 40E bus route on the section of road that Fingal County Council now wants to close between Tyrrellstown and Hollystown. Photo: Gerry Mooney Ian Begley December 5 2018 2:52 AM 0 Comments ‘It’s a terrible insult’ – road faces closure days after bus stop is put up Independent.ie North Dublin residents […]

‘These 25 years have been a very dark time’ – families gather for National Missing Person’s Day Forensic scientists are working to identify the remains of 18 people, a ceremony marking National Missing Person’s Day has heard.

Families gather at the event held for Missing Persons Day in The Kings Inns. Photo: Kyran O’Brien Birds are released by relatives at the Missing Persons Day in in The Kings Inns. Photo: Kyran O’Brien Parents of Deirdre Jacob, Michael and Bernadette at the Missing Persons Day in in The Kings Inns. Photo: Kyran O’Brien […]

Irish NewsPublic to have access to real time satellite data to examine growth of urban areas, water quality ACADEMICS and the public will be able to access satellite data in real time allowing them to examine the growth of urban areas, assess water quality and look at agricultural practices.

Images supplied by the ICHEC show how a beach collapsed Rossbeigh, Co. Kerry during the winter of 2008/2009. Paul MeliaTwitterEmail December 5 2018 3:54 PM 0 Comments Public to have access to real time satellite data to examine growth of urban areas, water quality Independent.ie ACADEMICS and the public will be able to access satellite […]

Latin AmericaFirst baby is born using transplanted womb from dead woman The first baby has been born using the transplanted womb from a dead woman, and British doctors say they are planning to replicate the procedure in the UK.

A team in Brazil transplanted the womb from a dead 45-year-old woman into an infertile recipient (32), who went on to have a healthy baby girl. Photo: Hospital das Clinicas da FMUSP/via REUTERS Sarah Knapton December 5 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments First baby is born using transplanted womb from dead woman Independent.ie The first […]