Colum Carroll was serving a 16 year jail term in Mountjoy Prison for possession of €4.5 million worth of ecstasy and cocaine. Photograph: David Sleator

A Cork man who was found slumped over in his cell in Mountjoy Prison died from heroin intoxication, an inquest has heard.Colum Carroll (40) from River(...)

Mark Furlong tells how he caught a baby thrown from a burning home on Gloucester Place off Seán MacDermott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:57

A young man has been praised after saving a child from a burning house in Dublin’s inner city.Six people, four adults and two children, were taken to (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “These measures will take some time to work . . . this means  the numbers are likely to get worse over the next few months before they get better.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists, trolley numbers and delays in discharging well patients continue to soar, according to the latest figures from the Health Ser(...)

A nurse dressed in protective clothing before a shift at a clinic run by the International Medical Corps in Suakoko, Liberia.  Guidelines for the management of Ebola patients in Ireland state that major surgeries will have to be cancelled and intensive care beds closed if a case  occurs in an Irish hospital. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times.

Major surgeries will have to be cancelled, intensive care beds closed and extra staff provided if a case of Ebola occurs in an Irish hospital, accordi(...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. “It is bad enough the people of Wicklow have to bypass Loughlinstown Hospital. Now they will also have to bypass St Vincent’s”

TDs in Wicklow and south Dublin have expressed concern over a withdrawal of ambulance transfers for heart attack patients to St Vincent’s hospital.Am(...)

The Ebola epidemic
  • Health
  • November 3, 2014, 01:00

With the latest figures showing a total of 13,703 cases in eight countries and a reported death toll approaching 5,000, the Ebola epidemic continues t(...)

Jonny Cooper was rushed to  the Mater hospital following the attack. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin GAA star Jonny Cooper (24) was asleep and defenceless as he was subjected to a frenzied knife attack, a court has heard.He was rushed to the Ma(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar  Photo:graph Gareth Chaney Collins

Outline planning permission for a new maternity hospital at St James’s may be sought at the same time as the planning application is lodged for the ne(...)

Hospital staff remove the “patient” from the ambulance to the isolation unit at the Mater hospital, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

There may have been eerie scenes around Dublin’s Mater hospital during yesterday’s test of the National Isolation Unit’s ability to cope with a case o(...)

The Mater Hospital Dublin where the National Isolation Unit is located. Photograph: Frank Miller

A test of the National Isolation Unit’s ability to cope with a case of Ebola will be carried out at the Mater hospital in Dublin on Wednesday. (...)