Extreme dehydration and malnutrition were “severe contributory factors” in the death of a man at an HSE-run centre for people with disabilities, acc(...)

Helen Malone “languished for days” at St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny, before surgery was carried out on January 8th, 2006, for a bowel problem, the High Court heard. Photograph Paddy Whelan

The Health Service Executive has publicly apologised at the High Court and is to pay €165,000 damages to the family of a mother of six who died after (...)

File image: Traffic diversions are in place in Co Mayo after a cyclist was killed in a collision with a car on the Ballaghadreen Road near Ballyhaunis this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A cyclist has died following a collision involving a car in Co Mayo this morning. The incident occurred on the Ballaghadreen Road, about 2km outside B(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly is to instruct the State’s health watchdog to undertake a review of maternity services at Cavan General Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health James Reilly is to instruct the State’s health watchdog to undertake a review of maternity services at Cavan General Hospital. Thi(...)

A man, whom local media say is a suspect, is detained after a knife attack at a railway station in Guangzhou, south China. Photograph: Reuters

In the third such attack since March, an assailant armed with a knife injured at least six people at Guangzhou’s main train station, adding to growing(...)

The black BMW had been reported missing from a car sales yard at Brosna in Birr between 1am and 1.40am this morning.

An 18-year-old teenager was killed and his friend seriously injured when the car they were driving crashed into a wall. Tributes were l(...)

Gardai are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered at a house in Waterford City by members of the emergency services tonig(...)

The injured man was taken to Waterford General Hospital in an unconscious state in the early hours of yesterday morning and was later transferred to Cork University Hospital. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A 20-year-old man arrested in connection with a serious assault in Waterford at the weekend has been released without charge. The man was one of two m(...)

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 are working on the theory that John Lawlor had been out socialising with friends and when he returned to his home, a man known to him who lived locally called to the property. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí in Co Wexford have identified a chief suspect for the stabbing to death of a father of three on Christmas Eve and are not looking for anyone el(...)

Gardaí have sealed off the house in Ballinatray Lower, Courtown Harbour, for a  forensic examination.

Gardaí investigating the suspicious the death of a man in Courtown Harbour, Co Wexford on Christmas Eve have released without charge a man arrested in(...)