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(...)

Shoddy and careless medical practice can cost lives. In the case of the seven Irish hospitals, where it seems hundreds of X-rays were misread, that fa(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘There are clearly changes that are needed in the structures of the way things have been done.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says it is a “real tragedy” that a wrong reading of an X-ray has lead to a delayed cancer diagnosis. The Minis(...)

Gardaí are investigating the collision which occurred on the N2 at Tuiterath, Balrath, Co Meath.

Six people have died this weekend following separate road crashes across Ireland. A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a car on the N2 betwee(...)

An elderly man has died in a two-car collision in Co Wexford.

Gardaí believe a car involved in a collision that killed a pensioner before the occupants fled was stolen and had been used in a robbery a short time (...)

Nurses at hospitals across the State are being balloted on industrial action amid concern about the impact of overcrowding on patient safety and staf(...)

A steep rise in the number of delayed discharges of patients unnecessarily occupying beds is being blamed for much of the rise in overcrowding in recent months. File phtograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government rejected a request by the Health Service Executive before the last budget for €100 million to free up hospital beds and reduce overcrow(...)

 Wexford nurses collect €2.8 million Lotto jackpot...	 1:41

“The Lotties”, a group of 17 nurses from Wexford General Hospital, have collected a €2.8 million Lotto jackpot they won on December 10th. Each winner’(...)

Marsha Mehran lived a reclusive life, an inquest heard

A coroner in Co Mayo has recorded an open verdict at an inquest into the death of an Iranian novelist at a rented apartment in Co Mayo.Marsha Mehran ((...)

Gavin Parker, from Wallasey, Liverpool, with a specimen pollack of 12.2lbs caught during the small boats festival

FOR the fourth successive year, Screaming Reels achieved pole position at the Rosslare Small Boats festival in Co Wexford. The boat from Rosie’s SAC i(...)