Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for witnesses after a man collapsed and died on Guild Street in Dublin 1 on Thursday evening. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for witnesses after a man collapsed and died on Guild Street in Dublin 1 on Thursday evening. The man, in his early 4(...)

Garda Rebecca Matthews of Clontarf Garda station said the football may have caused the elderly man, who was unsteady on his feet, to lose his balance.

An elderly man walking in a Dublin park died after falling when a football was kicked in his direction, an inquest has heard. James O’Sullivan (88) (...)

Jonathan Grimes pictured leaving the Four Courts  after his Civil Court action for damages was dismissed. Photograph: Courts Collins

A 28-year-old Dublin man who claimed he was assaulted by a riot squad during an incident at Mountjoy Prison has lost a €38,000 damages claim in the Ci(...)

The death rate from stroke has been cut by more than a quarter, a national audit of services has found.

Major improvements in the quality of stroke treatment are at risk of being squandered due to a failure by the HSE to invest in services, a leading neu(...)

There were 39 patients on trolleys or wards in Beaumont Hospital on Thursday, down from 54  on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The HSE has advised GPs working in the Beaumont Hospital catchment area in Dublin to refer patients with minor injuries to a clinic due to severe over(...)

Drinking more than your liver can cope with means alcohol remains in your bloodstream and will continue to place a strain on the functions of your organs for several hours after you have stopped drinking.

The parties are over, the house is full of pine needles and the scales are tipping on the heavy side. While many of us threw caution to the wind when (...)

Proud parents Emma McErlane (who gave birth, in purple) with partner Michele Devlin and  their new baby daughter, who was born at 3.50am and weighed 8lb 12 oz, at the Mater Hospital, Belfast, on Friday, January 1st, 2016. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A lesbian couple whose baby girl was born in the in the early hours of New Year’s Day have declared that love “is the most important thing”. Speaking(...)

The incident was referred to GSOC under section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, which is normal procedure when a death or serious harm has occurred following Garda contact.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is investigating a road traffic incident in Dublin city centre this morning in which a man in his 20s w(...)

Staff shortages at a mental health ward in a Dublin hospital are a critical risk to patients, the State watchdog for psychiatric care has warned.

Staff shortages in the St Aloysius mental health ward in the Mater Hospital in Dublin pose a critical risk to patients, the State’s Mental Health Comm(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said this week that she planned to repeal “rule 68”, which states that religious instruction is “by far the most important part” of the school curriculum. Photograph: Eric Luke

It has not been a good week for the bishops. As they see it the State is insinuating itself into areas of ethos as stealthily as the Shannon has into (...)