HSE director general Tony O’Brien

Based on current figures, overcrowding in hospital emergency departments will cause significant difficulties over winter unless improvements are made,(...)

Joan and John Mulcair, whose baby Caoimhe died 39 minutes after birth at Limerick maternity hospital.

A couple who lost their child shortly after birth has accused the HSE of dragging out an inquest for six years in the hope that they would give up. A(...)

Sean O’Rourke: his no-nonsense interview style sometimes comes across as heavy-handed

Talk about returning from holidays and feeling like you’ve never been away. Listeners to Today With Sean O’Rourke (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) expecting(...)

Vodafone Ireland chief executive Anne O’Leary  with Ryan Tubridy.

Vodafone Ireland will sponsor Ryan Tubridy’s new programme on RTÉ Radio 1 under a one-year deal. The communications company will concentrate on promot(...)

 Ian Smith, Jodie Milne and Andrew Branagan, participants in the Future Voices programme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It took five months to find the body of Mairead Healy’s brother after he took his own life at the age of 21 in the River Foyle in Derry. Workin(...)

Ann Fell is consoled by family and friends at the funeral of her husband, Charlie, at St Alphonsus and Columba Church in Ballybrack/Killiney. Photograph: Sara Freund

Charlie Fell was lighthearted but never lightweight, his funeral Mass was told on Thursday morning. His friend Mick Dunne recalled how “he quoted from(...)

Neil Delamere: the comedian and Today FM presenter hosts material not entirely befitting the Sabbath. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Sunday remains a day of rest for most, but not for Neil Delamare, who works hard to create an early stir with Neil Delamare’s Sunday Best (Today FM). (...)

Ivan Yates: ‘Newstalk Breakfast’ gained 35,000 listeners year on year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“JNLR day” has come round again for Irish radio presenters, producers and executives, with a fresh batch of Joint National Listenership Research figur(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan being questioned about  Irish Water at the launch of Activate Capital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Despite the Coalition’s muted protests about the troika forcing its hand on the water charges issue, Irish Water is very much a creature of Fine Gael.(...)

 John Tierney managing director of Irish Water. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

April 2009 Fine Gael suggests a new utility called Irish Water as part of its NewERA strategy.   November 2010 Fianna Fáil-led governm(...)