About Irish Health

irishhealth.com is Ireland's independent health website, designed to offer users a comprehensive yet easy to use online source of medical and healthcare information and up-to-the-minute health news. We have details on hundreds of common conditions, as well as resources, tools, links and online user discussion channels, all written and developed in Ireland for Irish users. Launched in August 2000, today the site, with over 160,000 registered members, is Ireland's most visited health website.

Funding of Irish Health

The principal promoters of irishhealth.com are the MedMedia Group, a Dublin-based specialist healthcare publishing company with 25 years' experience in producing high quality information and communications for healthcare professionals and the general public.

MedMedia has long-standing formal links with medical and healthcare bodies including the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation, The Asthma Society of Ireland and the Diabetes Federation of Ireland in the publishing and communications fields.

Investment funding for the creation, development and hosting of the site was provided exclusively by the MedMedia Group and its directors. The site was devised, designed and built in-house by MedMediaNet, the wholly-owned web specialist subsidiary of MedMedia Group.

Advertising and sponsorship policy

Advertising and sponsorship are the principal sources of revenue for the site. Banner advertising is accepted on the homepage and sections and is clearly identified as such, as it appears in a pre-designated format and position throughout the site.

Where an item such as a clinic has been sponsored, the sponsoring company and the fact that it is a sponsored area is clearly identified. Our policy is that advertising and promotional material on this site is clearly differentiated from the site content.

In line with best editorial practice, the carrying of an advertisement or the acceptance of sponsorship of any section on irishhealth.com does not imply endorsement on our part of any product or service, nor does it influence us in the choice of content on the site. All would-be advertisers and sponsors are appraised of this fact prior to entering any commercial arrangement with irishhealth.com.

Editorial policy

Articles on the site have been reviewed by our panel of healthcare professionals. The medical content has been developed in Ireland by medical writers in conjunction with medical professionals. Our news and features service is produced by a team of experienced medical journalists.

In relation to the section on complementary medicine, our aim is to cover a broad range of topics and due care is taken to commission material from a reputable source. However, in some of these areas there are no national registration or academic bodies and few practitioners in this country. Visitors to the site should be aware of this.

The site subscribes to the Code of Conduct of the Geneva-based Health on the Net Foundation, and has been continuously reviewed and certified as HON-compliant since November 2000. To view our certificate and the for information on the 8 key principles of the HON Code, click below:

Irishhealth.com Expert Video Panel

Professor Brian Lawlor, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, TCD

Dr Pat Manning, Consultant Repiratory Physician, Bon Secours Hospital, Dublin

Professor Pat McKeon, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Tom Kelly, Practitioner in Sexual Medicine, Everyman Centre, Dublin

Prof Colm O'Morain, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin

Dr Seamus Sreenan, Blanchardstown Hospital, Dublin

Dr Peter Boylan, Holles Street Hospital, Dublin