Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Jace O’Rourke (2-and-a-half-months-old) and John Pollock of the  National Paediatric Hospital Development Board  celebrate  the granting of permission for the new children’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. (...)

Conor MacLiam, whose wife Susie Long died from bowel cancer, at a protest in March 2008. Long died after a seven month wait for a colonoscopy. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Much has improved in the way we deal with cancer in the decade since the tragic death of Susie Long shone a harsh light on a system that was clearly f(...)

The Irish Times Women’s Podcast named director Louise Ní Fhiannachta as the recipient of the inaugural Irish Times Women’s Podcast Woman To Watch Award. Photograph: Roisín Ingle via Twitter

The Irish Times Women’s Podcast named director Louise Ní Fhiannachta as the recipient of the inaugural Irish Times Women’s Podcast Woman To Watch Awar(...)

Former “Irish Times” editor Conor Brady: “How do we pay for good journalism as distinct from ‘infotainment’ and recycled celebrity news?” he asked the ongoing Women in Media conference   in Ballybunion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The challenges facing women in leadership roles in the media today are “immense”, according to former Irish Times editor Conor Brady. Opening the fo(...)

Blue is the colour and GAA is the game for Declan O’Rourke, who heads the Irish operation of global insurance giant AIG. Dublin blue, that is, not t(...)

Paschal Donohoe: Under pressure to retain his seat in Dublin Central

The substantial churn of TDs at the last general election saw a number of ministers lose their seats. The biggest ever cull of office-holders conduct(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  told   Fine Gael Ardfheis in City West Dublin  the election would be a choice “between a clear plan to keep the recovery going; or putting the people’s hard-won progress at risk”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fine Gael will today pledge to give greater financial assistance to the middle classes to pay for the cost of medication if re-elected to government.(...)

The HSE is planning to appeal an Employment Appeals Tribunal  compensation award  to doctors for the failure of the HSE to pay higher salaries agreed under a revised contract seven years ago. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government could do a deal with doctors on compensation for failure by the State to pay them higher salaries agreed more than seven years ago, Mi(...)

 Christy Moore entertains  protesters at the  anti-nuclear protest at Carnsore Point, Co Wexford, in 1978. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

For the first few decades following the foundation of the State, environmental issues were not on the agenda for many, least of all those in governmen(...)

Former  minister Pat Carey: has “absolutely and unconditionally” denied “any impropriety” after sexual abuse allegations against a politician, adding  he did not know if  allegations related to him. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has appointed TD Billy Kelleher as the party’s director of elections for next year’s general election, following th(...)