Martin Ferris: The Horse Racing Ireland Bill  will give more control to the executive and dilute the power of industry bodies whose representatives are elected to the board by members, he said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Powerful on-course bookmakers could now get a seat on the board of Horse Racing Ireland, the governing body of the industry in Ireland, which sends ou(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John Browne has confirmed he will step down ahead of the General Election.

Fianna Fáil TD John Browne has confirmed he will step down ahead of the General Election. Mr Browne made the decision after meeting with his constitue(...)

Paul Sheridan  and Audrey Brennan got married on June 19th, 2015 – a date which marks five years of Audrey being cancer-free. Photographs: Tanya Williams Photography

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

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(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Inclusive capitalism Hurray for the City of London Corporation and investment firm EL Rothschild, which this week gathered s(...)

 Minister for Health  Dr James Reilly: The ambulance service ‘is under scrutiny in a way that has never happened before. Three reviews are taking place at present with a view to further improve our ambulance service.’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health James Reilly has defended paramedics’ use of rapid response vehicles. He said there was an internal (...)

Westport House, Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph : Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Sheelyn Browne can’t remember a time when keeping Westport House in the family wasn’t a financial struggle. The house is regarded as a national tre(...)

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy celebrates victory over Kilkenny in the 1999 All-Ireland hurling final. Photo: Tom Honan/Inpho

Clare faced Cork in the 1999 Munster hurling final, a time when the counties’ co-ordinates were unusually set. With two All-Irelands and three Munster(...)

Anti-abortion campaigners maintain their protest last night outside Leinster House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil allowed members a free vote on the legislation, and 14 members voted against:John Browne (Wexford)Dara Calleary (Mayo)Éamon Ó Cuív (Galway(...)

The scene outside the Dáil yesterday while the debate on the abortion Bill was being held.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than two-thirds of Fianna Fáil’s 19 TDs voted against the second stage of the abortion legislation in the Dáil last night, in the largest turnout(...)