Lucy Allen (16), who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, addressing the Assembly’s All-Party Group on Congenital Heart Disease hosted by the Children’s Heartbeat Trust at Stormont last November, following the launch of the consultation process on the future of paediatric cardiac services in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Press Eye

When Patricia McCann first heard that her newborn son had four problems with his heart and needed surgery right away, she had no idea what the futu(...)

The Dorset Street site is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the planned new DIT Grangegorman campus

A UK-based student accommodation firm is to seek planning permission for a €60 million residential development at Dorset Street, Dublin 1, after buyi(...)

Martin Naughton, disability rights campaigner. Photograph: Alan Betson

Martin Naughton faced the precipice. Fourteen steep concrete steps outside the Mater Hospital in Dublin stood between him and his ill friend inside. I(...)

Dr Wajiha Zia of University Hospital Waterford at the Overseas Medics of Ireland meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s reliance on international medical graduates is among the highest of the OECD countries: 34 per cent of doctors working in Ireland were tr(...)

 Deirbhile Moran, who underwent a five-hour surgical procedure to correct her overlapping jaw. Photograph:  Alan Betson

I am 18 now, and I knew from the age of seven that I had an overlapping jaw, making my bottom teeth stick out farther than my top teeth, but it did(...)

The scene outside the Dublin chip shop where David ‘Gummy’ Sheridan (45) was fatally injured in August 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

A 63-year-old man accused of the murder of a man outside a chip shop in Dublin in August has been further remanded in custody while prosecutors prep(...)

The ESB says CER has agreed a standard connection charge for premises reconnected after two years. Photograph: Eric Luke

Recently Elaine Mc Garry opened a new business in Sligo. It is a blow-dry bar, “or hairdresser to most men”. The new business is in an existing uni(...)

 Liver transplants have fallen by 20 per cent to 44, while for the second year in a row, the Irish Kidney Association failed to reach its target of 50 living donor kidney transplants in the State. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

The number of organ donors in the State dropped by a quarter last year, making 2014 one of the worst in recent years for organ donations. Preliminary (...)

Leo Varadkar: says he has no interest in making things look either better or worse than they are. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that thousands of patients are languishing on unpublished waiting lists for scans and other tests bu(...)

Lee McDonnell escaped on the way back to Portlaoise Prison on Wednesday. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Gardaí are searching for a violent prisoner who escaped when prison staff bringing him from a hospital appointment stopped to buy him chips.Lee McDonn(...)