The  Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A prison officer has been slashed across the buttock with a makeshift knife at Midlands Prison. Two of his colleagues were hospitalised after a separa(...)

Kerry’s Darren O’Sullivan and Jonny Cooper of Dublin during the National League game played in Killarney in 2013, the same time as Ireland played England in the Six Nations Championship.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The GAA could be looking at a crowd shortfall next March 1st when Dublin travel to play All-Ireland champions Kerry in Killarney in the national le(...)

In the High Court, Mr Justice Robert Haughton said there was a public interest in allowing the case against the receiver concerning the sale of lots in the National Enterprise Park in Portlaoise to proceed. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A Nama-appointed receiver’s sale of an industrial estate without requiring the purchaser be bound by a normal agreement providing for the estate’s upk(...)

Christopher Marianayagam, who died in Portlaoise hospital in  2011.

The Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise has said it took “no action” after being told by one of its staff that two doctors refused to come to t(...)

Sarah O’Doherty, child clinical psychologist says parents need to communicate regularly with their children. Photograph: Getty Images

Parenting strategies such as the so-called “naughty step”, star charts, reward systems or sending teenagers to their rooms to curb bad behaviour are o(...)

The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise: Despite concerns raised in the review about the safety of services, the HSE said  there was no threat to existing facilities at the hospital.

A confidential HSE report has recommended the closure of the emergency department and an end to surgical services at Midland Regional Hospital in Port(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  said to have told a private meeting at the Fine Gael “think-in” in Co Cork on Thursday that the true level of his department’s budget adjustment in 2014 is €900 million. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost 300 hospital beds will be closed and 2,400 fewer high-tech operations carried out next year if the Government insists on making further spendin(...)

The department says it would have to cut health spending by €213 million to comply with the ceiling set by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for the review. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA

Potential cuts of up to €833 million in the health budget are outlined in the Department of Health’s submission to the Government’s comprehensive r(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan in the High Court today directed three dissident republicans must be released “forthwith” after finding the court has no jurisdiction to vary defective warrants under which they are detained.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three dissident republicans convicted of trying to buy weapons and explosives on behalf of the Real IRA are expected to walk free from prison later to(...)

The INMO has said the internationally recognised midwife-to-birth ratio - known as birthrate plus - was 1:29.5 births. A survey carried out in February showed this ratio was not being achieved in any Irish maternity hospital or unit, it maintained. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A safe and high quality of care for mothers and newborns would require an extra 550 midwives in the health service, the Irish Nurses and Midwiv(...)