Cork City Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane noted that Cork University Hospital did not appear to have any protocols regarding patients being allowed retain medications that may have been prescribed elsewhere. Photograph: Getty Images

The issue of checking patients for medication that they might bring with them when admitted to hospital has been highlighted by a coroner at the inque(...)

Dr Richard Haass talks to the media at the Stormont hotel in Belfast this morning after  all-party talks failed to secure a deal. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Throughout yesterday and deep into this morning, Richard Haass worked hard to drag the parties over the line on a pared-down version of an agreement o(...)

Dr Richard Haass and Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, arrive at the Stormont Hotel Belfast, to meet the five executive parties involved in the current peace talks.

US diplomat Dr Richard Haass has decided to return to Northern Ireland tomorrow to try to seal a deal between the five main Northern parties on parade(...)

Dr Richard Haass and Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan after seven hours of intensive talks earlier this week involving Stormont’s five Executive parties.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

US diplomat Richard Haass has launched a new bid to end political deadlock in Northern Ireland and reach agreement with all sides over flags, dispu(...)

Dr Richard Haass and Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, arrive at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast last night to meet the five executive parties involved in the current peace talks. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

US diplomat Dr Richard Haass is this Christmas considering whether he should return to Northern Ireland at the weekend to try to complete an agreement(...)

US diplomat Dr Richard Haass  arrived after 8.30pm last night to chair all-party talks to see whether agreement on the three contentious issues might be achieved

US diplomat Dr Richard Haass was forced to alter his plans several times yesterday as he engaged in talks with the North’s five main parties in an eff(...)

US diplomat Richard Haass and  Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, speaking to the media at Stormont Hotel in Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Dr Richard Haass is today attempting to devise a fourth and possibly final paper that would result in a Christmas deal on the three difficult issues o(...)

Mr  Richard Haass (right) assisted by Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, speaking to the media at Stormont Hotel in Belfast, where he is chairing negotiations dealing with contentious flags, parades and the North’s troubled past. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Draft proposals on flags, parades and the past are reasonable and are likely to have the overwhelming support of the public, US diplomat Richard Haass(...)

Dr Richard Haas: “scale and the intensity of the reaction was instructive.’

The generally hostile reaction to the proposal by Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin that a line should be drawn under the past has proved (...)

Sir, – Dr Tony O’Sullivan could hardly be more wrong in opposing medical card treatment for the under-fives on the grounds that it is a vote-buying e(...)