Minister for Health Leo Varadkar (second right) with former Minister for Children James Reilly (left); Eilish Hardiman chief executive of  the Children’s Hospital Group (right); John Pollock, Project Director the NPHDB, and Lucan sisters, Isabel (nine), Ashleigh (13) and Matilda Kiernan (seven) at Our lady’s Hospital for Children, Crumlin  marking the granting of planning permission for the new National Children’s Hospital on the grounds of St James’s Hospital. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

For Louis Roden, a father of two children with cystic fibrosis, the news that a new children’s hospital is to be built in Dublin was more a source of (...)

Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Jace O’Rourke (2-and-a-half-months-old) and John Pollock of the  National Paediatric Hospital Development Board  celebrate  the granting of permission for the new children’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. (...)

Legal aid has been assigned to Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy in relation to his trial on charges of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton during a water charges protest almost 18 months ago. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Legal aid has been assigned to Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy in relation to his trial on charges of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton (...)

Tom Doorley told Dublin District Court he suffered two broken shoulders when he was hit by a taxi in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Food critic Tom Doorley has told a court he suffered two broken shoulders after being hit by a car in Dublin city-centre. Taxi driver Mark Cruikshan(...)

Mr Farnan was gunned down at his home on Kilcronan Close, Clondalkin, at about 11.50pm. Photograph: Dan Griffin/The Irish Times

Gardaí believe the man shot dead in west Dublin on Monday night was killed as part of a local criminal dispute. His murder was not linked to the feud (...)

Since the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown arrived in 1999, the number of school leavers in the Dublin 15 postal district who progress to third level has risen from none to almost half. Photograph: Harold Strong/Geograph.ie

Before the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown arrived in 1999 there were pockets of the community where no school leavers went into higher edu(...)

A breakdown of student grant data shows higher third-level participation rates in the Blanchardstown and Tallaght areas, which have institutes of technology. File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Students in relatively disadvantaged areas of the capital are more likely to go on to third-level if they live close to a college, new figures suggest(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the 2016 party ardfheis  in Dublin. Mr Adams has been the party’s leader for three decades now - and counting. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The queen reached a landmark birthday during the week when she turned 90. Here, we have our own equivalent of a very long, uninterrupted reign. It’s(...)

A 29-year-old woman has been remanded in custody after she pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of two men in an arson attack on a flat in North Cork ju(...)

The fire at  the ESB substation in Inchicore, Dublin,  on Sunday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

SORCHA POLLAK ESB Networks has said people are taking “their lives into their own hands” in their attempts to steal copper wire from locations such a(...)