Katie O’Brien with baby Olivia: “I got such a scare, though, that I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to have children,” she says.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week is European Cervical Cancer Awareness. The aim of the week, which takes place from January 24th to 30th, is to raise awareness that cervical(...)

Michael Noonan: “I will be attending Cabinet on January 5th and I look forward to contesting the upcoming general election.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is recovering in a Dublin hospital after undergoing a medical procedure. He spent Christmas in hospital afte(...)

Gail Morrissey leaving the Four Courts yesterday after the HSE settled her legal action over her husband’s death. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The family of a 39-year-old man who died in hospital from meningitis have received an apology from the HSE and a sum of €455,000 under a settlement of(...)

Dr Peter Van Geene. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A ruling on the Medical Council inquiry into consultant gynaecologist Peter van Geene is not expected until the end of this month after the inquiry w(...)

 Consultant  gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene at an earlier hearing of the   Medical Council in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins  Consultant  gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene at an earlier hearing of the   Medical Council in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A consultant doctor has defended himself against claims from one of his hysterectomy patients at a Medical Council inquiry in Dublin on Tuesday. Cons(...)

A natural defender, Eddie Connolly led his club to the Munster senior hurling title in 2007 from corner forward. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every now and then a GAA club realises they have in their possession a talented bunch of players that blitz the under-age ranks. Eddie Connolly was on(...)

Donal English-Hayden (14) died after a tractor drawing a trailer overturned on a farm in Co Carlow. Photograph: Facebook

The funeral of 14-year-old Dónal English Hayden, who was killed in an incident on a farm in Co Carlow during the week, has taken place. Fr Conn Ó Mao(...)

A 14-year-old boy named locally as Donal English Hayden has died and his 15-year-old brother was injured after a tractor drawing a trailer overturned(...)

Donal English-Hayden (14) died after a tractor drawing a trailer overturned on a farm in Co Carlow. Photograph: Facebook

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is investigating the circumstances surrounding an accident on a farm in Co Carlow on Wednesday in which a boy (1(...)

Castlepalooza music and arts festival takes place until Sunday on the grounds of Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Co Offaly

Beatyard takes place today and tomorrow at Dún Laoghaire harbour from 2pm. A day ticket costs €59 or €95 for the weekend. Described as a seaside ce(...)