File photograph: The Irish Coastguard took six people directly to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry by helicopter after an incident during a fundraising event  on the River Foyle on Saturday.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Emergency services responded to a major incident on the River Foyle on Saturday after 26 people became stranded in the water. It is understood two bo(...)

The samples were mostly blood specimens but also included bodily waste, biopsies and other human tissue. Photograph: Getty Images/ File photo

Hundreds of hospital samples taken from patients to test for infection, disease and cancer have been lost in hospitals throughout Northern Ireland ove(...)

Strand Road police station in Derry where hospital anaesthetist Dr Eireann Kerr assaulted police officers while under the influence of a date rape drug. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

A judge has warned against delaying an appeal by a doctor found guilty of assaulting police officers while under the influence of a date rape drug.Dr (...)

Gardaí closed the R232 for a period after the crash to facilitate a technical examination of the scene.

A rugby coach is still being treated in hospital for injuries sustained when a bus carrying an U14s rugby team overturned in Donegal on Saturday. The (...)

A cross-Border cardiac treatment centre is to be be establised at our Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The soon-to-be appointed Northern Ireland Water chairman Dr Len O’Hagan will lead the implementation of an All-Ireland cardiac treatment centre in Dub(...)

Neil Porter holds a photograph of his late wife Maura, flanked by his daughter Davina and his son Brendan.  Photograph: Trevor McBride

A five-hour back-up of ambulances at Letterkenny general hospital last December led to an elderly woman waiting almost an hour for an ambulance after(...)

A Translink bus in Belfast

Up to 50 children were taken to hospital this morning following a collision involving a school bus and a car close to Omagh, Co Tyrone.The accident ha(...)

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against a hospital superbug which killed four babies. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have synthesised a new hydrogel capable of destroying some of the most potent hospital superbugs. “Superbugs(...)

Kevin McCloy (right) in action for Dery against Mayo’s Andy Moran in 2010. Photograph:
Inpho / Presseye

The family of Kevin McCloy has thanked medical staff treating the former the Derry captain and appealed for privacy after his collapse last night.McCl(...)

The man was airlifted  from the sea close to Inishbofin, Co Galway to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A man who died after he was airlifted to hospital from the sea close to Inishbofin, Co Galway yesterday evening is the sixth diver to lose his life i(...)