Published: 30 August 2018
Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show 53,763 cases were treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2010 and 2016. There were 7,643 treated cases during 2016.
Published: 29 June 2018
Notwithstanding record levels of service provision, figures highlight unmet needs and increased future demands on service provision for those with an intellectual disability and /or physical and sensory disability.
Published: 7 June 2018
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) publish the 'European drug report 2018: trends and developments' today. This report provides a snapshot of the latest drug trends across the 28 EU member...
Published: 29 May 2018
Numbers treated for cocaine use rises for third year in a row. Opiates are still the main problem drug reported. Benzodiazepines increase both as the main and as an additional problem drug.
Published: 9 April 2018
Dr Darrin Morrissey will take up the position of Chief Executive of the Health Research Board (HRB) in July 2018.
Published: 12 December 2017
Almost two people died each day in Ireland during 2015 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use according to the latest figures from the Health Research Board (HRB). This represents almost 20,000...
Published: 23 November 2017
More than 3,000 Irish patients are now benefitting from a new intervention which prevents heart failure and that could help to avoid more than 17,250 hospital admissions a year.
Published: 25 October 2017
The Health Research Board (HRB) is to launch a new publishing platform that will enable HRB–funded researchers to publish all research outputs quickly, in an open and transparent way.
Published: 27 September 2017
A new clinical trial called TRANSFUSE, has found the age of transfused blood cells did not impact patient survival rates among critically ill adults. The findings end speculation that fresher blood may be superior for critically...
Published: 15 August 2017
The new HRB Emerging Investigator Awards will enable researchers at the mid stage of their career to shift gear to become independent investigators. The HRB is investing €8.3 million through this scheme to support 11 researchers...