Tom Doorley told Dublin District Court he suffered two broken shoulders when he was hit by a taxi in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Food critic Tom Doorley has told a court he suffered two broken shoulders after being hit by a car in Dublin city-centre. Taxi driver Mark Cruikshan(...)

James Downey: described   as ‘the best editor The Irish Times never had’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

James Downey, one of Ireland’s most distinguished journalists, has died. Born in Dromahair, Co Leitrim, he began his newspaper career in the early 19(...)

With only 5% of policies fully covering emergency care in private hospitals, the vast majority of those who become seriously ill while undergoing treatment in private hospitals are in danger of being financially penalised or denied care. Photograph: The Irish Times

People could die because health insurance companies do not fully cover emergency care in private hospitals for patients who suffer complications while(...)

Joseph Sheehan pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A SHAREHOLDER in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic is entitled to an order that the cost of redeeming a loan he had taken out to invest in the facility is €16(...)

With the overcrowding crisis in public hospitals showing little signs of dissipating – recent figures put the number of patients on trollies at still(...)

I don’t know why parents can’t just call their children normal names, like Aednat or Summer or Maeve spelled with three or four Bs, three or four Ds and three or four Hs?”

Sorcha says she hopes I haven’t forgotten about Saturday, but I barely even hear her. She goes, “Ross, are you even listening to me?” I’m there, “Yea(...)

The new research highlights that in Ireland, heart failure remains “the Cinderella of cardiovascular diseases”, receiving proportionally less consideration than the management of acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmia.

The cost of heart failure to Irish society is €660 million a year, according to a report launched today. The incidence of the chronic condition is ex(...)

“When children move into adolescence, their body clock changes. They naturally become more of a night owl, and so they find it harder to fall asleep and get up in the morning.” Photograph: Thinkstock

School started at 9am, and I was late almost every day. As a teenager I was in constant conflict with my parents over my refusal to go to sleep on ti(...)

Mary Paula Walsh, at home in Templeogue, Dublin: ‘My loss of independence was thrust upon me quite suddenly and unexpectedly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

It all started before Christmas, 2012 with a virus that I couldn’t shake off. I felt very, very tired and then I began to get a pain in my bac(...)

Bronchiectasis is a disease in which the airways into the lungs are damaged, leading to an inability to clear mucus and recurrent chest infections

A rise in the number of people diagnosed with bronchiectasis, a lung condition thought to be “a disease of the past”, has taken Irish specialists by s(...)