Published: 20 March 2019
Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show 55,675 cases* were treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2011 and 2017. There were 7,350 treated cases during 2017, a decrease from 7,643 in...
Published: 8 March 2019
More than two people died each day in Ireland during 2016 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use according to the latest figures* from the Health Research Board (HRB).
Published: 7 February 2019
The Health Research Board is presenting the first HRB Impact Award 2019 to Professor Mary McCarron, from Trinity College Dublin. The award recognises how her research has transformed the health, care, and living environments for...
Published: 6 November 2018
Executioner proteins, high intensity interval training for cancer recovery, gold nanoparticles to fight oesophageal cancer, gut bacteria that may influence epilepsy, and light activated polymers to kill infections, are just some...
Published: 26 October 2018
The Health Research Board will fund Irish membership of the ECRIN-ERIC network (see note 1 below) which will increase access for Irish patients to multi-national clinical trials. It will also make it easier for Irish researchers...
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.