Saoirse Perry from Cabra who received a liver transplant last year with Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar at the launch by  Organ Donor Awareness in the Mansion House in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar urged people to carry a donor card and to have a conversation around the dinner table with their family as to whether(...)

Caroline Bjoerk, who suffered back injuries after a series of falls, found respite after surgery in Beaumont Hospital. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Event rider Caroline Bjoerk remembers approaching a fence during a competition in Co Cork, and then the horse rolling on the ground on the far side. B(...)

The Wright Venue nightclub, which denied liability in a full defence to Aoife Lamb’s claim, alleged she  fell to the ground and that a second woman went to help her but fell over her as she lay on the floor. Photograph: The Wright Venue website

A 24-year-old telesales operative whose right ankle was broken when a woman fell over her at a Co Dublin disco has been awarded €20,000 damages in the(...)

Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show a 33% increase from February last year, and a 75% increase when compared to February 2013.

The highest ever rate of hospital overcrowding for the month of February has been recorded this year with 9,600 patients on trolleys.The figures from (...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer of the Department of Health: “The indicators in this report signal that certain services require further analysis and examination in order to identify if a problem exists.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Major geographical variations in outcomes and performance within the health service are revealed in a new Department of Health report.The findings of (...)

Mark Nash (42), who has last addresses at Prussia Street and Clonliffe Road in Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997. File photograph: Collins

A Garda Chief Superintendent told a murder trial jury on Thursday that he retrieved clothing from the home of a Dublin man accused of murdering two wo(...)

A number of hospitals have significantly higher death rates due to heart attacks and strokes than the national average, according to a new report from(...)

On managers’ claims,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny said “obviously the HSE must answer to the Comptroller and Auditor General in respect of it”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Money paid in the wrong should be paid back, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said following the leaking of a draft report on the HSE which showed managers c(...)

Undated photographs of Gerry Feeney, supplied by his family

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has described as “very distressing” the case of Gerry Feeney, whose family says he was left “in a soiled state in pub(...)

Gerry Feeney  in Beaumont hospital on December 19th last. The complaint focuses on a failure to offer Mr Feeney the most basic of nursing care

The allegations made by the family of Gerry Feeney about the care provided for him at Beaumont Hospital are serious ones. The complaint does not in(...)