A motorist, who reached out and pushed a 13-year-old schoolboy from a bicycle as he was driving past, has been jailed for 10 months. Thomas McCarron ((...)

Sandra Higgins at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins.

The jury in the trial of a childminder charged with assaulting a 10-month-old baby has failed to reach a verdict. Judge Patricia Ryan has discharged t(...)

Sandra Higgins (34) has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby at her home. Photograph: Court Collins

The jury will begin deliberating in the trial of a child-minder charged with assaulting a 10-month-old baby on Wednesday. Registered child-minder Sand(...)

Luke Yore  outside the High Court. Photograph:  Collins

Temple Street Childrens Hospital has apologised to a seven-year-old boy who sued over neurological damage allegedly suffered while being monitored for(...)

Maternity hospitals dealt with a total of 67 “extreme” incidents last year which led to permanent incapacity or death, according to figures released by the State Claims Agency

Maternity hospitals dealt with a total of 67 “extreme” incidents last year which led to permanent incapacity or death, according to figures released b(...)

The HSE has apologised to a patient who suffered a serious adverse incident in Cavan General Hospital ’s maternity  unit. The incident did not involve the death of a baby. File photograph: Getty Images

A major review of the maternity unit of Cavan General Hospital is to begin on Wednesday following concerns over the deaths of four babies since 2012. (...)

The rate of baby deaths in smaller maternity units in the State is in line with national averages and compares well internationally, according to the (...)

The announcement of a fourth baby death in the space of 30 months at Cavan General Hospital is worrying. Coming on top of the profoundly shocking Heal(...)

Cavan General Hospital: despite four infant deaths in 30 months and concerns raised about the slow progress of investigations, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said a review of all deaths at the unit was not warranted ‘at this stage’. Photograph: Colm Connaughton

Cavan General Hospital, where a baby died during childbirth on Tuesday, is still investigating three earlier infant deaths that occurred up to thre(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was replying in the Dáil to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams on the issue of the death of a baby in  Cavan hospital. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Maternity services in Cavan General Hospital were being monitored, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said the Health Information and Quality Autho(...)