Johnson & Johnson plans to appeal the verdict

Johnson & Johnson to pay $55m in talc-powder trial

03 May Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a US jury to pay $55m (€47m) to a woman who said that using the company's talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

The Rotunda is due to move to Connolly Hospital

Maternity masters want control after relocations

03 May The Master of the Rotunda Hospital has said maternity hospitals should maintain their own corporate governance when they are moved onto the campuses of other hospitals in the coming years.

The annual cost of the drug for an average ten-year-old boy would be about €411,000

Muscular dystrophy drug considered too expensive

03 May Muscular Dystrophy Ireland has said it is disappointed at the decision of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics not to recommend that the drug Translarna be covered by the Health Service Executive.

The process was launched by the HSE following an RTÉ Investigations Unit report into the deaths of five babies

HSE will not publish details of Portlaoise report

02 May The Health Service Executive has confirmed it will not be in a position to publish details of the sanctions, if any, imposed on staff at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise as a result of failures at the hospital's maternity unit.

The judge described the evidence as conflicting and confusing

Charges against care assistant dismissed

29 Apr Three charges of assault against a Longford woman accused of physically abusing two people with intellectual and physical disabilities have been dismissed at Longford District Court.

E-cigarettes heat nicotine-laced liquid into vapour

E-cigarettes 'much safer than smoking'

28 Apr E-cigarettes are likely to bring benefits for public health and should be widely promoted to smokers to help them quit tobacco, an influential British doctors group has said.

USI President Kevin Donoghue criticised the Government's failure to spend the money this year

Protest over mental health spending

28 Apr Hundreds of people have been protesting outside Leinster House against the Government's failure to spend €12m earmarked for mental health services this year.

The PNA is meeting in Cavan

PNA backs plan for ballot on industrial action

15 Apr Delegates at the Psychiatric Nurses Association conference have voted to put a proposal for a ballot on industrial action on the staffing shortage in mental health services to a special meeting next month.