First announced by the Government in the budget in October 2013, free GP care for the under-sixes was seen as the first step in a roll-out of free GP care for all. Photograph: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Getty Images/iStockphoto

From Tuesday, under-sixes across the State – or more accurately their parents – will be able to avail of free GP visits under a new regime. But if yo(...)

The Galtees, Tipperary   Start point: From the south Tipperary village of Bansha follow signs fo(...)

Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

Dr Mohammad Ilyas Khan allegedly failed to order head-cooling treatment for Noelle Tobin’s baby, who was subsequently left with brain damage. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A paediatrician accused of poor professional performance has told a medical council that he did not look for a second opinion about ordering a head co(...)

Philip Grant, Consul General of Ireland to the Western United States (L) helps Neil Sands, President of the Irish Network Bay Area, lay an Irish flag atop two wreaths at the scene of a 4th-story apartment building balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, on Tuesday. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters 0:58

The memorial grew in size as last night wore on. Some mementos left at the scene clearly had a personal significance to the six Irish students killed (...)

Applications to the HSE have opened and the scheme will kick off from July 1st. You can register at or send in an application card (downloadable from the site) by post.

Applications to the HSE have opened and the scheme will kick off from July 1st. You can register at or send in an application card (dow(...)

Michael Dwyer. His family says it has gathered evidence that shows he was summarily executed by Bolivian state forces and is calling for an international investigation into their son’s death. Photograph: PA Wire

A Brazilian engineer who was on the same floor of the Santa Cruz hotel when Michael Dwyer was shot dead by police in 2009 has emerged to contradict(...)

Undated image of Ryan Brennan. Photograph: Collins

A settlement of €6.5 million has been approved by the High Court in the case of a teenage boy who was brain damaged at birth. This is on top of a €1.7(...)

Real bread has become an increasingly popular movement in Ireland: taking out all the additives, preservatives and sugar, and bashing the dough aro(...)

Thousands of fish have been killed following a water pollution incident in Co Limerick. It is believed slurry was the cause of the major fish kill in (...)