Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said it was very important that any investigation should be separated from the church and State

Child safeguarding expert Ian Elliott has welcomed a suggestion that he be part of any investigation which may be set up by the State into mother a(...)

President Michael D Higgins meets sisters Fiona and Theresa Ryan and their brother Aidan Shields (right), whose mother Maureen was killed in the bombings, and other members of Justice for the Forgotten on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

President Michael D Higgins has called on the British government to allow independent, international access to documents relating to “atrocities th(...)

Political strategist Frank Flannery who has resigned from his roles with Rehab and Fine Gael with immediate effect.

  Frank Flannery has resigned as a director of the Rehab charity, as well as from positions within the Fine Gael party. Tonight, the c(...)

A doctor who diagnosed a woman with gastric flu a day before she died of probable pneumonia did not fall short of the standards that could reasonably be expected of a general practitioner, a Medical Council fitness to practice inquiry has heard. Photograph: David Sleator.

Tim O’Brien A doctor who diagnosed a woman with gastric flu a day before she died of probable pneumonia did not fall short of the standar(...)

The Government’s Emergency Coordination Committee’s press briefing  on February 13th at the National Emergency Coordination Centre regarding the recent storms. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

An €8.8 million Government fund for repairs to piers and harbours hit by storms is intended for infrastructure in public ownership, an Oireacht(...)

This morning, outlining a range of reforms to the way barristers may be required to operate in future, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said legal services had been developed in colonial times and the he was “disappointed” by opposition to reform from lawyers. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he does not understand opposition from members of the Bar to working in multidisciplinary practices(...)

Amid flooding in St Mary’s Park, Limerick, where the river Shannon burst its banks,  Ger Hogan helps  to ferry people to safety.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

, Storms and sea swells which battered the west coast at the weekend caused renewed damage to homes and businesses which had suffered during the flo(...)

The Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland general manager Andrew Finnerty,  director Tim O’Brien, Minister of State for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock and president of NUI Galway Dr James Browne at the opening of Ireland’s first human use stem cell manufacturing facility at NUI Galway earlier this week.

Scientists have described a very simple way of turning adult cells into stem cells newly discovered by US and Japanese researchers as a “game- changer(...)

Embryonic stem cells have been highly valued for their ability to turn into any type of cell in the body.

Stem cells can be manufactured for human use for the first time in Ireland, following Irish Medicines Board licensing of a new facility in Galway.NUI (...)

 Prof John Cawley of Cornell University in the US told conference in Galway  he favoured a ban on advertising unhealthy foods targeted at children. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Offering financial incentives to people to lose weight is of dubious long-term impact, a conference at NUI Galway on obesity has heard. People who (...)