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(...)

Eamon Timmins of Age Action Ireland called for the findings of Beaumont’s investigation to be made public. Photograph: The Irish Times

Acute hospitals are “inappropriate” and “ill-equipped” to care for elderly patients with dementia, advocates for the elderly and nursing representativ(...)

Gerry Feeney  in undated photographs supplied by his family. Left, while on a trip abroad, and right, when  he was in the Army, which he joined at  age  18.

Gerry Feeney was known for his sharp intellect, generous nature and his love of living life to the fullest.The second eldest in a family of 10, the Du(...)

Beaumont Hospital has confirmed that it is conducting an investigation into complaints about the treatment of a man in his 80s.

Families who say their relatives are being mistreated in State-run care facilities have urged TDs to introduce stronger laws to help prevent abuse (...)

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton  is given treatment for a cut to his eye after a clash of heads with France’s Mathieu Bastareaud during the Six Nations at Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

“There is a great unknown unknown.” Prof Jack Phillips, neurosurgeon. Only place to go now is the neurosurgeon’s office. “I had a chat with qui(...)

The Coroner’s Court has heard that it is ‘overwhelmingly’ probable that the severe head injuries sustained by farmer John Meehan (74) were the result of being struck by a horse. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Co Sligo farmer who was found collapsed on the side of the road was probably struck by one of his own horses, an inquest has heard.Gardaí­ were init(...)

The trial of former property developer Kevin McGeever, for wasting Garda time in relation to a six-month long investigation into his alleged kidnapping two years ago, has been adjourned to May.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The trial of former property developer Kevin McGeever, for wasting Garda time in relation to a six-month long investigation into his alleged kidnappin(...)

More than 500 people are awaiting admission to hospital on trolleys in emergency departments around the country. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Overcrowding in some hospitals is at record levels, as the number of patients on trolleys nationally remains high. University Hospital Limerick(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: More money would also have to be made available for home care packages. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has called for the removal of the budget cap on the Fair Deal nursing home scheme as a way of tackling the overcrowdi(...)