John Fogarty (left) and Denis Leamy have helped to raise awareness of acquired brain injury and concussion. Over 13,000 people in Ireland are affected by ABI every year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A zero tolerance approach was one of the key recommendations made by medical experts discussing the implications of concussion in sport at the joint O(...)

India-born Dhara Kivlehan (left, with husband Michael Kivlehan), was 29 when she died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after being transferred by helicopter from Sligo. She had developed HELLP, a severe form of pre-eclampsia.

The husband of young woman who died in September 2010 eight days after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital today interrupted an inquest into her d(...)

An ambulance due to be dispatched to an injured toddler who fell from an upstairs window was stood down because the controller dealing with the 999 call believed the child had suffered a simple fall  in a garden. Photograph: Alan Betson.

An ambulance due to be dispatched to an injured toddler who fell from an upstairs window was stood down because the controller dealing with the 999 ca(...)

Savita Halappanavar (left of photo) with children at Galway's St Patrick's day parade.

Everyone used to call her “the girl with the diamond smile”, and not just because she had a tiny diamond in one of her teeth. Savita Halappanavar was (...)

Midwife Anne Marie Burke arrives to give evidence at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A midwife manager at Galway University Hospital has identified herself as the person who told Savita Halappanavar that she couldn’t get a termi(...)

Tony Canavan, chief operating officer, Galway and Roscommon Hospital Group, and consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury arriving at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Savita Halappanavar’s consultant obstetrician has told the inquest into her death there were a number of systems failures at Galway University(...)