The vast majority of payments came as a result of negligent clinical practice. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive paid out almost €67 million in compensation for medical malpractice(...)

(...) children as part of a more progressive, child-centred philosophy of education.In the mid-19th century, the(...)

Dr Vincent O’Connell (left) of University of Limerick’s history department, and Tom Wall, author of The Last Boy in Glin Industrial School.

(...) child to be put into Glin Industrial School for Boys at three years of age. More than 60 years later, he(...)

The relationship between Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara was unlike any relationship ever seen in an Irish court, and it revealed more about the two than either had ever told their loved ones. 1:42

(...) strength once again. Despite her mental-health difficulties, and physical conditions that included(...)

 Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) from her family, from staff and patients she confided in at the St Edmundsbury mental health facility(...)

 Graham and Gemma Dwyer at home in Gulistan Cottages, Dublin 6, in May 2007. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

(...) sufficiently disturbed his former partner and mother of his first child for her to leave him and move back to(...)

‘Fine Gael has had its national conference since the last Ipsos/MRBI poll and that gave them the opportunity to road-test some of their key lines for the next election.’ Above: the Fine Gael national conference earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Health.The more careful handling of these traditionally troublesome departments and the avoidance of self(...)

The latest health campaign in the UK, after all, pitches “sitting as the new smoking”

(...) athletic track there and people can walk round on their phones having their calls?”The latest health(...)

Colm Keaveney:  said a report had revealed that 3,000 “vulnerable children” were on a  mental health services waiting list, with 400 waiting for longer than one year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) sharp exchanges on children’s waiting lists for mental health services.Mr Keaveney said a report(...)

Senator Jim Walsh opposes some 35 sections of the legislation.

(...), said his proposal was “done in the best interests of the child”.Mr Walsh, who opposes some 35 sections(...)