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The number of people waiting a year to start treatment is 35 times higher than in 2020, NHS ...

The number of people waiting for routine hospital treatment has topped five million - the ... Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world ... routine operations, cancer and mental health care have now all rebounded sharply. View article...

John Lewis owner becomes first UK retailer to offer all staff six months' paid parental leave

There is growing awareness of the impact pregnancy loss has on mental health and wellbeing. The company also said that going forward, all its job ... View article...

US plans new sanctions against the 'North Korea of Europe'

... House working on a new executive order; Belarus opposition leader says country has become 'North Korea of Europe' under President Lukashenko. View article...

EU denies Brexit plan to impose customs checks on Irish exports

After a crunch meeting to resolve ongoing trade tensions in Northern Ireland, the EU's Brexit commissioner said that Ireland's place in the single ... View article...

Joe Biden and other G7 leaders in Covid-19 vaccine drive to immunise 80pc of world's population

Meanwhile, Biden has warned Boris Johnson and the UK government about 'inflaming' tensions in Ireland and the EU amid the fallout from Brexit. View article...

Ireland has potentially 250000 people who are dependent on alcohol, says report

While international norms suggest 10% (25,000) are actively seeking support or treatment, in Ireland the latest data shows only 3,500 new cases gain ... View article...

Alcohol addiction services 'woefully inadequate'

Alcohol Action Ireland has said that treatment facilities and services ... Ireland that given the scale of the problem, many more people would seek help ... View article...

Housing supply shortfall likely until 2024, report warns

... output” and supply is now unlikely to meet demand until at least the end of 2024, the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has warned. View article...