Family photograph of Christopher Marianayagam who died in Portlaoise General Hospital in June 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Hospitals should assess all the needs of vulnerable patients when they are being discharged, a coroner has recommended following an inquest into the d(...)

Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow: the owner of a suite at the hotel has offered to accept social welfare rent allowances as part of the monthly rent

A Meath property developer who owns a spectacular suite at the Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow has offered to accept social welfare rent allowances(...)

Shauna Keyes: Arriving at the inquest in Portlaoise into the death of her baby Joshua, who was  delivered by Caesarean section. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A coroner has recommended the drawing-up of guidelines for maternity units to govern the use of drugs used to speed up difficult deliveries.Co Laois c(...)

Shauna Keyes and her partner Joseph Cornally arriving at Portlaoise County Council buildings for the inquest. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

in PortlaoiseAn inquest has opened into the death of a newborn baby boy at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise four years ago. Baby Joshua Ke(...)