The Asgard II, which sunk off the French coast in 2008. Photograph: Coiste an Asgard/PA Wire

The Atlantic Youth Trust is seeking to raise €16 million for a new Irish sail training ship. It would replace the Republic’s Asgard II, which was lost(...)

Students and friends applaud following the funeral mass of Ana Hick, at the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ana Hick was a born performer who lit up everyone’s life with love, laughter and fun, mourners heard at her funeral Mass at the Church of the Assumpti(...)

Noel Daly: owned 50% of D&F Health Partnership, the consultancy  which carried  out a controversial review of maternity services in the west and northwest.

The former chairman of the West/North West Hospital Group failed to disclose his 50 per cent shareholding in a consultancy that was commissioned to c(...)

Savita Halappanavar: The Health Information and Quality Authority report will follow the HSE clinical review and the coroner’s inquest, both of which were severely critical of the level of care and management of Ms Halappanavar at the hospital’s maternity department.

The report of the third inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar at Galway University Hospital last October will not be published before the end (...)