Mental Health Commission’s report follows concerns over deaths and governance issues in the Carlow/Kilkenny and South Tipperary. Photograph: Getty Images

Proper assessments might have alerted staff to the risks facing up to 13 people who went on to die by apparent suicide, the State’s watchdog(...)

Ruth Carmel Foley (29), of Killoughternane, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, had, through her mother, Carmel, sued the HSE over the management of her birth at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny in 1986. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A woman with cerebral palsy who claimed she suffered injuries at birth has secured €2.1 million under a settlement of her High Court action against th(...)

Marianella site is expected to appeal to investment funds as well as developers because of its primary location along Orwell Road

The extensive grounds of the Redemptorist community at Orwell Road in Rathgar, Dublin 6, are almost certain to be redeveloped for high value housing w(...)

Gail Kilroy , Monkstown, Co. Dublin  with her favourite Louis Vuitton bag.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Gail Kilroy (above) Mother of four  Girls find boys at 12, I found bags. A denim rucksack in Tenerife was the start of it. Now as(...)

Three men have been arrested in Carlow after their car failed to stop at a Garda checkpoint before ramming two patrol cars. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Three gardaí have been injured after a car carrying three men rammed two patrol vehicles during a 30-minute incident in Co Carlow early hours on Sund(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar hopes to reverse the fall in the number of nurses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Targeted measures to tackle waiting lists, the recruitment of hundreds of extra doctors and nurses and the expansion of cancer services are outline(...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with children from the Youth Advisory Council at the launch of the design team for the new children’s hospital at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Sam Boal/PhotocallI

Make it happen. That would sum up most people’s view of the long-running national children’s hospital saga, which has already cost the taxpayer almost(...)

Anne Geary, in Tramore, Co Waterford, with Ivy her dog. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

I work as a school secretary and was feeling under the weather for a while with low energy and poor concentration. I also noticed a pimple-sized lu(...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the Carlow crash on Saturday, in which a man lost his life. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One man has died and five people were seriously injured in weekend road traffic collisions. The 42-year-old man was killed in a crash involving two(...)