Helen Malone “languished for days” at St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny, before surgery was carried out on January 8th, 2006, for a bowel problem, the High Court heard. Photograph Paddy Whelan

The Health Service Executive has publicly apologised at the High Court and is to pay €165,000 damages to the family of a mother of six who died after (...)

Judges Mary Irvine and George Birmingham who were appointed as judges to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nine senior judges have been appointed or promoted in the biggest overhaul of the superior court system in four decades.The Government yesterday anno(...)

Patrick Malone,  widower of Helen Malone, on behalf of his family, is suing over her death at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.

A mother of six “languished for days” in hospital before undergoing surgery for a bowel problem, it has been claimed at the High Court. Patrick(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates on of his two goals in the All-Ireland SHC Round two Qualifiers at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Not for the first time, Tipperary’s desire to gauge where they are is complicated by sticky issue of who they are. Still hurling’s little girl with th(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan McHugh is put under pressure by Kilkenny’s  Conor Delaney during Sunday’s Leinster minor hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph:Inpho

Kilkenny 2-19 Dublin 2-10 Kilkenny retained their Leinster Minor Hurling Championship title when comfortably overcoming a lacklustre Dublin by nine (...)

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns.

The Bill allowing for the establishment of a Court of Appeal was passed at Cabinet yesterday, paving the way for a major shake-up of the courts syste(...)

A decision on a replacement for Mr Justice Nial Fennelly, who retired from the Supreme Court last month, is imminent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is close to selecting a new Supreme Court judge and will fill at least one vacancy on the High Court in the coming weeks. A decision on(...)

JJ Delaney: the multi-decorated and outstanding defender will man the full back berth for Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill

The arrival of Sky Sports has drummed up more interest in this fixture than might otherwise have been the case given the disparity between the counti(...)

A woman who claims her waters were unnecessarily artificially broken by a midwife in a hospital, leading to a situation where she had to have an emerg(...)

 Offaly’s Shane Dooley in action for the footballers. He will concentrate on hurling with Offaly for now. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Offaly aren’t the only county to be left duelling over some dual players ahead of the championship, although for now it seems football manager Emmet M(...)