Aaron O’Flaherty

A father has questioned Rescue 115 response times after his nine year old son fell from cliffs along the Wild Atlantic Way and later died. Aaron O’Fl(...)

The Coast Guard’s helicopters are equipped with infrared low-light cameras and “night sun” searchlights.

For the first time since it was set up in 1991, the Coast Guard’s helicopter service has completed 1,000 missions in a single year. The figure was re(...)

Staff at the emergency unit in University Hospital Galway work under “extraordinary conditions’’, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told Dáil.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The emergency department in University Hospital Galway is not fit for purpose in this day and age, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil. “The staff w(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil the emergency department in University Hospital Galway is not fit for purpose. Photograph: The Irish Times

The emergency department in University Hospital Galway is not fit for purpose in this day and age, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. “The staff(...)

A candlelight vigil in Galway marking the anniversary of Savita Halappanavar’s death. File  photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The solicitor for Praveen Halappanavar, widower of Savita Halappanavar, has said he expects an application to be made within the next week to 10 days (...)

The inquest into the death of  Aibha Conroy  (6) has been adjourned until October.

The inquest into the death of six-year-old Aibha Conroy from Co Galway was adjourned on Thursday night until October. Dublin Coroner Brian Farrell had(...)

John and Kathleen Conroy and their daughter attended the inquest at the Coroner’s Court into the death of their other daughter Aibha. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Doctors on Tuesday defended their treatment of six-year-old Aibha Conroy, who died four days after being admitted to University Hospital Galway suffer(...)

John and Kathleen Conroy with their daughter Sorcha  leaving the Coroners Court in Dublin in January 2015. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The inquest into the death of Aibha Conroy has heard that the possibility the six-year-old’s underlying medical condition had not been effectively add(...)

Gaye Edwards at the launch of the Amnesty International Ireland report ‘She Is Not a Criminal’, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Language is important in discussion of abortion. To refer to someone on either side of the debate as “anti-choice” rather than “pro-life”; or as “p(...)

 Dara Calleary (Fianna Fáil): asked if it was acceptable that a consultant had gone on maternity leave  and would not be replaced until September.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 850 people were told this week by two Galway hospitals that all outpatient rheumatology clinics for July and August had been cancelled, Fia(...)