The Medical Council has decided that no further action should be taken against Dr Katherine Astbury (above) in relation to the care of Savita Halappanavar. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No action will be taken by the Medical Council against Dr Katherine Astbury, the consultant obstetrician who led the care of Savita Halappanavar befor(...)

Nurses on a picket line at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin  earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Nurses in University Hospital Limerick and other Midwest region hospitals have voted in favour of industrial action in response to the issue of severe(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar warned of a possible upsurge in flu cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments has eased further, with 364 people on trolleys today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organi(...)

Nurses  protest at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin last week over overcrowding in the emergency department. Union members in Galway have now voted in favour of industrial action. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Nurses at Galway University Hospital have voted in favour of industrial action in response to overcrowding at the facility. The Irish Nurses and Midwi(...)

The 42-year-old victim was attacked in the Glenswilly area outside Letterkenny early on Saturday morning.

A man in his forties has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Co Donegal on Saturday morning in which the victim received shotgun wounds to (...)

Gráinne Ní Shé with her husband Peter Carr and children  Fearghal, Dáithí and Bláithín in Perth, Western Australia

Why did you decide to emigrate?Myself and my husband Peter Carr bought a house in Galway in 2004 as we were starting a family, and thought we would be(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “These measures will take some time to work . . . this means  the numbers are likely to get worse over the next few months before they get better.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists, trolley numbers and delays in discharging well patients continue to soar, according to the latest figures from the Health Ser(...)

Emergency services responded to the scene of a workplace incident in Co Roscommon today and a man was airlifted by helicopter to Galway University Hospital but was later pronounced dead.   File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Two men died today in separate workplace incidents in Counties Wexford and Roscommon. In Wexford, a man was killed after being buried under grain at a(...)

Anupama Challagundla (left) and Vankata Charumamilla at a  candlelight vigil in remembrance of Savita Halappanavar that was held at the gates of St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Up to 200 people attended a candlelight vigil in memory of Savita Halappanavar this evening. The vigil organised by the Abortion Rights campaign, was (...)

Galway West coroner Dr Ciaran McLoughlin was told that a year later a party of six hunters was returning to the Lough Inagh Lodge in Connemara when they found a body in a wood near the lake. Above: a facial reconstruction  of Arno Schmitz.

A German man who came to Ireland to start a new life died less than a month after arriving here. He lay under a tree in a wood for a year before his (...)