Mr Justice Paul Carney said Lounes Ouachek’s assault on his wife was  “callous and brutal in nature”.

A 44-year-old Algerian man who attempted to murder his wife by bludgeoning her in the head with a kettle bell has been sentenced to 15 years in prison(...)

Former minister for Health James Reilly. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

James Reilly’s last appointment as minister for health was of a former Labour councillor and constituency rival in north Dublin.Dr Reilly appointed Ci(...)

A  hospital outpatient waiting room: the total number  on outpatient lists  in Irish hospitals  at the end of last year was 300,752, but they reached 343,412 in May. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost 350,000 people are waiting for an outpatient appointment, according to the latest figures from the Health Service Executive (HSE). The figures(...)

Lounes Ouachek of St Dominic’s Terrace, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the attempted murder of Ruta Ouachek (35) at that address on August 23rd, 2012.  Photograph: Reuters

A 44-year-old Algerian man who attempted to murder his wife by bludgeoning her in the head with a kettle bell is to be sentenced later.Lounes Ouachek (...)

Engineer Dr Henry Curran  was one of three NUI Galway academics included on the list.

Eleven researchers based in Irish universities have been ranked among the world’s top 3,000 by the multinational media body Thompson Reuters. Inclusi(...)

The HSE is expected to record a deficit of between €300m-€500m by the end of the year and  a supplementary budget is regarded as inevitable.

The State’s hospitals have overspent their budgets by more than €80 million in the first four months of the year, according to a new HSE report. Wait(...)

A motorcyclist has died in a traffic incident In Dublin. The male driver was travelling down Forest Road in Swords, Co Dublin at about 8pm yesterday w(...)

Dr Graham Fry (above), medical director of the Tropical Medical Bureau clinic on Grafton Street in Dublin, said Fr Gerard Cusack reported no health issues, previous or at the time, on the medical questionnaire or during his consultation with Dr William Yap in March 2013 at which he was given yellow fever vaccine. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

A priest died after suffering a very rare adverse reaction to the yellow fever vaccine, an inquest heard. Fr Gerard Cusack (71), prior of Holy Trinit(...)

People can become malnourished when they are sick, due to the combined effect of reduced intake of food, the body’s attempt to deal with the illness, and prescribed medications.  Photograph: Thinkstock

When we hear the word malnutrition, our thoughts turn to starving children in the developing world. But another form of malnutrition which, if left un(...)

 Tom Kelly, with his dog Buster. He and his partner, Leanne,  have been told by the Department of Social Protection that rent allowance is not allowed in Ballymun. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Dublin landlord who let his apartment to a couple in receipt of rent allowance has been told by the Department of Social Protection he cannot hou(...)