Gardaí are attempting to establish a motive for the murder of a father-of-four, who was gunned down in front of his wife and c(...)

Members of the Garda  diver unit amid a  search for dismembered remains of Christopher Gaffney last month near  Clonee, Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A human skull has been found close to where dismembered parts of a murdered drug dealer were dumped.It is suspected the skull discovered by gardaí in (...)

“We may close but someone had to say to the HSE and the Department of Health that it isn’t acceptable that there is no independent watchdog examining the health system,” says Dr Hilary Dunne , chief executive of the Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Health. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Health (ISQSH) has put staff on protective notice following the HSE’s decision to end(...)