Dr James Reilly: gave a “personal commitment” to the Tracheostomy Advocacy Group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health James Reilly has given a “personal commitment” to put in place a national protocol for the discharge of “tracheostomy babies” from(...)

Friends and family of Melanie McCarthy McNamara’s celebrate outside the Central Criminal Court today after Keith Hall was jailed for her manslaughter. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing 16-year-old Melanie McCarthy McNamara, who was shot while sitting in car in Dublin l(...)