On July 13th, 172,000 concert-goers filled two venues in London and Philadelphia, raising over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia
1985: The year that was...

Famine, the cold war and the threat of Aids cast long shadows over 1985, the year of the Live Aid concerts.On July 13th, 172,000 concert-goers filled (...)

 Dr Irene Hillary pictured  in 1981. She said she was concerned that  an inquiry into the vaccination trials, under the aegis of a commission set up to inquire into child abuse, would have implications for her professional reputation. Photograph: Kevin McMahon/The Irish Times

A member of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse has said that a significant amount of work had been done and documentation collated when its v(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: has called for a properly constituted commission to examine issues raised by the discovery of mass baby deaths at St Mary’s mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway – including allegations that medical trials were carried out on children. Photograph: Alan Betson

The investigation into a vaccine trial on children in mother and baby homes, which politicians and Catholic Church leaders are now calling for, has p(...)

The IMO wrote to Minister for Health James Reilly three months ago in relation to its concerns about the charge, but has yet to receive a response.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Family doctors have called for an independent review of the prescription charge, saying it is causing undue hardship to sections of the population.The(...)

Patrick Neary: He may not have covered himself in glory, but it is far from certain that anybody else sitting in his chair would have cried stop. Photograph: David Sleator.

In many ways the Anglo trial could not have gone better for Seán FitzPatrick. Not only was he found not guilty, he has been replaced as public enemy n(...)

 Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes at Leinster house today where he announced his candidacy in the upcoming European elections. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

With the field for the European election in Dublin now clear, the key question to be settled in May is whether the Opposition can deal a blow the Gove(...)

Irish Medical Organisation representatives Eileen Finn, Marian Hendrick, Patricia Kelly Maloney and Eleanor Byrne at the now closed Mount Carmel Hospital, Churchtown, Dublin, after the appointment of a provisional liquidator. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It was a landmark deal of the boom. In July 2006, Kildare developer Gerry Conlan beat all others with a knock-out €50 million bid to buy Mount Carmel (...)

Jack O’Connor greets me as I step out of the lift on the 15th floor of Siptu’s headquarters at Liberty Hall and tells me to hang a right into his offi(...)

Lucinda Creighton gives an interview on the plinth outside the Dail in July after voting against one of the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Reform Alliance. And in the long run it could turn out to be an eagle. Equally it could very well be a turke(...)

Patients on trolleys
  • Health
  • January 13, 2014, 01:00

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) the number of patients on trolleys across the hospital system has almost doubled in a w(...)