Jules McDermott and Leon McDowell at the launch of the first Bubble Day fundraiser

How often do you think about the air you breathe? If it is not causing you problems, then it probably doesn’t cross your mind. But if you have asthma (...)

Kevin and Una Kelly leaving the Coroners Court in Dublin. Their son Kevin James died six days after his birth in the Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A couple whose first-born son died six days after a traumatic delivery in Mullingar General Hospital say his death could have been prevented by better(...)

Kevin and Una Kelly leaving the Coroner’s Court. Their son Kevin James  died six days after his birth in the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Every medical case – and every tragic hospital incident – is different, but the death of baby Kevin Kelly is worryingly similar to many recent events (...)

Kevin and Una Kelly leaving the Coroner’s Court in Dublin. Their son Kevin James died six days after his birth in the Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A verdict of medical misadventure had been returned in the case of a baby boy who died almost one week after his birth in Mullingar General Hospital i(...)

John Power starts for Kilkenny in their Allianz Hurling League clash against Dublin at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny make five changes for the Division One A visit of Dublin in Sunday’s last round of regulation matches in the Allianz Hurling League. Captai(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Kilkenny’s Conor Fogarty under pressure from Noel McGrath of Tipperary during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 0-18 Kilkenny filed away another gratifying win over Tipperary when two late goals from Kevin Kelly transformed Sunday’s ab(...)

Robert Lennon is one of four changes Kilkenny have made for the Allianz Hurling game against Tipperary at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny have made four changes to the team that lost the county’s opening match of the Allianz Hurling League to Waterford for Sunday’s game against (...)

FITZGIBBON CUP IT Carlow 4-17 ST Patrick’s-Mater Dei 2-14 A strong closing 10 minutes saw IT Carlow take a nine-point victory over St Patrick’s-Ma(...)

New Irish ambassadors to Australia, Canada and Greece are among 11 senior diplomatic nominees  approved by Cabinet.

New Irish ambassadors to Australia, Canada and Greece are among 11 senior diplomatic nominees who have been approved by the Cabinet. Breandán Ó Caoll(...)