Michael Noonan: “I will be attending Cabinet on January 5th and I look forward to contesting the upcoming general election.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is recovering in a Dublin hospital after undergoing a medical procedure. He spent Christmas in hospital afte(...)

Staff shortages at a mental health ward in a Dublin hospital are a critical risk to patients, the State watchdog for psychiatric care has warned.

Staff shortages in the St Aloysius mental health ward in the Mater Hospital in Dublin pose a critical risk to patients, the State’s Mental Health Comm(...)

A consultant paediatrician told Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh that despite the girl’s blood sugar being extremely high, the mother had not wanted to follow the doctors’ recommendations. File photograph: Getty Images

The High Court has ordered that a 13-year-old girl suffering from diabetes - whose mother had refused to give doctors permission to treat her despite (...)

An inquest has heard that due to the state of the woman’s brain when a postmortem was carried out, it was not of assistance. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A consultant neurologist has told an inquest at Mullingar courthouse that the woman at the centre of the case died as a result of a “huge” cyst in he(...)

Alan Stanley. Photograph: Stanley family

A father of one who absconded from a psychiatric ward in a Dublin hospital was last seen alive by a gravedigger. Alan Stanley (41) of Brookmount, Tal(...)

A clipping from the Irish Times in 1916 about Holden Stodart, an ambulance volunteer killed during the 1916 Rising. (Right) Mr Stodart’s grave in Mount Jerome in Dublin.

Padraig Allen, a member of St John Ambulance Brigade, recalls Holden Stodart, a volunteer who was fatally wounded while helping those engaged in th(...)

John Rogers SC told the High Court his client had a non-emergency symphysiotomy which has left her with life-long pain, incontinence and restricted mobility. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A woman who claims there was no justification for a symphysiotomy performed on her 12 days before the birth of her baby at a Dublin hospital in the 19(...)

The three judge High Court, comprising the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, Ms Justice Marie Baker and Ms Justice Caroline Costello has heard final legal arguments and will rule on he matter on Friday, St Stephens’ Day. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A clinically dead pregnant woman must be maintained on life support if the High Court finds there is a “real” prospect her unborn child will achieve (...)

Temple Street hospital was on the periphery of the fighting during Easter Week 1916 and the nuns who ran it struggled to care for the wounded.

A compelling account of how a Dublin hospital became caught up in the Easter Rising has been discovered in the archives of an order of nuns. Temple S(...)

Spectators line the street for the best view of the finish of stage three of the Giro d’Italia on Merrion Street, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The worlds of two of Dublin’s most famous sons, Stephen Roche and Roddy Doyle, collided on Merrion Square in the city centre yesterday.As some of the (...)