(L to r) Alan McCandless, Ruby McCandless (7) and  Christina McDaid at the High Court, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

A seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy allegedly as a result of her mother not being referred to hospital with symptoms of pre-eclampsia is (...)

‘A key finding [of the report] was that the dementia care training provided in all of the acute hospitals to doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals was not sufficient.’ Photograph: Getty Images

MICHELLE McDONAGHThe first national audit of the quality of dementia care in Ireland’s acute hospitals has identified major gaps in the level of patie(...)

Prof Des O’Neill: ‘We, as medical professionals, have to be careful not to make ageing just about falls and incontinence.’ Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Prof Des O’Neill, consultant geriatrician at Tallaght hospital, Dublin, has one of those mind-boggling curriculum vitaes that leaves you dizzy after r(...)

This week’s column is filed from the annual meeting of the US Transportation Research Board. Held every January in Washington since 1920, it is the la(...)

 People taking part in the Solidarity Walk-Rebelling Against Pylons and Wind Turbines, at Vinegar Hill , Enniscorthy, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Heavy winds and inclement weather deterred all but the most determined protesters from marching up Vinegar Hill in Wexford yesterday to highlight thei(...)

Some minds improve by travel, wrote the poet and humorist, Thomas Hood: others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by goin(...)

Helsinki in summer is a delight, its streetscapes of Russian-influenced architecture illuminated and lifted by the interplay of the midnight sun and t(...)

Although older people are the key user group of hospitals in the developed world, the institutions often seem to work to a model of younger adu(...)

The Ombudsman landed herself in hot water in recent weeks over comments on nursing home care. Some (...)