The number of children who've been prescribed psychiatric medication has increased by nearly 500% over the past decade.
1,150 people under 15 years of age were prescribed these medicines under the medical card scheme in 2009.
But this rose to just under 6,500 children last year, according to details released to Newstalk under the Freedom of Information Act.
Brexit and the NHS were among the major focuses of the first UK general election debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn last night.
The British prime minister said the Labour leader's claim that the health service would be on the table in such negotiations was an "absolute invention" and "completely untrue".
Mr Corbyn, meanwhile, accused Mr Johnson of conducting "secret meetings" with Washington about the NHS and a future trade deal.
A man in his 60s died in a crash in Co Sligo yesterday evening.
It happened in Carraroe at about 7pm, when a Jeep and a van collided.
The driver of the Jeep died at the scene, while the lorry driver received non-life threatening injuries.
40% of smokers in Ireland made an attempt to quit in the last year.
The figure is contained in the latest Healthy Ireland survey, which gives a snapshot into the nation's health each year.
It shows 17% of people smoke, down from 20% last year - with the numbers highest among those aged between 25 and 34, unemployed people and those living in deprived areas.
25 people have been discovered in a lorry on a UK-bound ferry, according to Dutch authorities.
Police say they were found by crew on a ship shortly after it set sail from Vlaardingen.
It's believed they were in a refrigerated container.
Two people have been taken to hospital, while the remaining 23 are now in a police facility.