Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy:  assessment  found that non-commercial State bodies are following rules laid down for audit committees in 2009 code of practice. Photograph: Frank Miller

State bodies are likely to start screening members of their internal audit committees for conflicts of interest and using formal procedures to select(...)

Emergency department doctors have expressed concern over the Government’s preparedness for any Ebola cases given the chronic overcrowding in many Irish hospitals. Photograph: Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Emergency department doctors have expressed concern over the Government’s preparedness for any Ebola cases given the chronic overcrowding in many hosp(...)

Gardaí examine the scene at an apartment block in Larch Hill, Santry, north Dublin   where a man in his 20s was  stabbed today. Photograph: Collins

A 29-year-old man died in Dublin today after being stabbed in the chest with a breadknife, apparently over a €100 drugs debt. The victim, under(...)

A man  was climbing on the Greystones side of Bray Head with a group of friends when the incident happened at around 4pm yesterday. He was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin for treatment for head and back injuries. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

A man in his 20s was airlifted to hospital yesterday after he fell while climbing on Bray Head, Co Wicklow. He was climbing on the Greystones side of (...)

Three people, including a garda, are recovering in hospital after a carjacking at Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon.

A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a carjacking at Dublin airport yesterday afternoon. He is due in court later this morning.A man (...)

Ireland physio James Allen and team doctor Dr Eanna Falvey attend Luke Marshall during a Six Nations Championship game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Concussion visited Leinster House yesterday. In many ways that in itself was a triumph. That legislators wanted to know about the newest, perhaps most(...)

Dublin gaelic footballer Michael  Darragh MacAuley (left) was among those who addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Health on the dangers of concussion today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A sharp rise in the number of young people reporting to the emergency department at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin with head injuries has been linked(...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

Tissue bank: researchers can apply to use the banked tissue and data to help develop more effective ways to diagnose and treat the relevant condition

The concept is simple: patients and healthy people donate samples or surplus tissue (perhaps from tumours or biopsies) and these biomaterials are stor(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with children from the Youth Advisory Council at the launch of the design team for the new children’s hospital at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Sam Boal/PhotocallI

Make it happen. That would sum up most people’s view of the long-running national children’s hospital saga, which has already cost the taxpayer almost(...)