In addition to private maternity care, Mount Carmel hospital in Dublin carries out a variety of elective operations, including hip and knee replacements.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two bids are being considered by the National Asset Management Agency for Mount Carmel private hospital in Dublin, amid fears the sales process has st(...)

The National Asset Management Agency is considering bids for Mount Carmel Hospital from at least two shortlisted parties and  is expected to announce a buyer within weeks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The only private maternity hospital in the State has announced two senior appointments in advance of its expected sale in the coming weeks.Mount Carme(...)

In Ireland, all women of childbearing age are recommended to take 400 micrograms (0.4mg) of folic acid every day, preferably through a food supplement. Photograph: Getty Images

There would be no additional benefits to making it mandatory to add folic acid to bread or other food types, according to the Food Safety Authority of(...)

An archive photograph of a  miner in  Arigna, Co Roscommon.

On April 11th, 1838, Patrick William Cullen, a farmer from the Arigna valley in Co Roscommon, set foot on Sydney soil in leg irons, having been senten(...)