Budget 2015 is the first budget since 2009 in which no cuts to social welfare had been introduced, Brendan Howlin said.

All recipients of core social welfare payments will get a 25 per cent Christmas bonus this year, Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has(...)

A division of the Department of Justice has warned that the increasing number of US internet providers establishing data storage operations in Irelan(...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority raised concerns around the management of blood monitoring equipment in Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has raised concerns around the management of blood monitoring equipment in Portiuncula Hospital in(...)

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst meets Ciara Maguire, Mary Joyce, Elaine Clements and Deborah Donohoe outside the Dylan Hotel in Dublin last night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 40,000 people are taking to the streets for the Dublin Pride parade today, an annual event marked by colour and costumes but one which has nev(...)

Report calls for the organisation to review the effectiveness of the Pulse computer system.

The “updating” of statements on the Pulse system and the production of undated statements have the potential to undermine the credibility of Garda evi(...)

Joanne Lawless and daughter Amanda (7) at home in  Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

It was sheer frustration that led Joanne Lawless from Wicklow, the parent of a child with Down syndrome, to pen a letter to the ministers for health, (...)

Mount Carmel Hospital this evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The 330 staff of Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin were said to be “stunned, shocked, and very distressed” tonight following the announcement that the h(...)

 Vicki Core (20) who died on July 1st 2007, a day after she presenting to a GP, identified as Dr A, who is the subject of a Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry.

A doctor is facing 11 allegations in connection with his care of a 20-year-old woman who died one day after she was seen by the medical professional i(...)

Áras an Uachtarain issues a letter and special commemorative coin from the President to every Irish person aged 101 and older

The oldest person to receive a letter and medal from President Michael D Higgins last year was aged 111 and living in the US, according to Áras an Uac(...)

Cope Foundation said salary for its head of fundraising was in line with HSE pay scales. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Cope Foundation, which provides services to people with autism and intellectual disabilities, has confirmed it has been paying a senior staff memb(...)