Master of the Holles Street hospital Dr Rhona Mahony last week issued a statement rejecting reports that she was in receipt of a private allowance. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive says the description of a €45,000 payment to the master of the National Maternity Hospital as a “private allowance” in an(...)

The National Maternity Hospital Holles Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A member of the board of the National Maternity Hospital has been formally asked to resign after being accused of making “ill-informed public commenta(...)

The Vanbrugh Quartet

The west Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry went out in a blitz of energy on Saturday, with the combined RTÉ Vanbrugh and Jupiter String Quartets i(...)