Patients have been paying up to €500 a month for Fampridine from their own resources. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has agreed to fund on a limited basis the cost of a drug that helps people with multiple sclerosis to walk. The announcem(...)

Eircom customers are experiencing a disruption to some telephone, internet and support services due to a technical issue in the company’s “core telephony network”.

Eircom said it would investigate the cause of significant disruption to its customers after finally restoring services on Wednesday night. The glitch(...)

Former secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell left post after Callinan controversy.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gone from his former post as secretary general of the Department of Justice since July of last year, Brian Purcell was moved to the new position as he(...)

Clockwise from top left: Martin Fraser, Enda Kenny, Brian Purcell, Martin Callinan, Alan Shatter and Máire Whelan.

Enda Kenny Mr Kenny has been a Fine Gael TD for Mayo since 1975 and Taoiseach since 2011. He has said he first became aware of the issue of the tapin(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness: HSE  willl  be asked to explain “squandering” of public money in paying dispensing fees. Photograph:  David Sleator

The HSE is to be called before a Dáil watchdog to explain how pharmacies are able to claim multiple payments worth millions of euro for single prescri(...)

Dublin City Council has said the cap placed on rent allowance payments is contributing to homelessness. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fresh tensions have emerged between Dublin City Council and the Government over the homelessness crisis. In the council’s latest audited accounts, hea(...)

Children from the Indian community at the parade in  Doughiska Park in Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

From small villages to large cities, every community in Ireland is now as multicultural as it wants to be, according to leaders of an award-winning s(...)

University Hospital Galway: Ray Walsh was found dead in the grounds of a Galway school eight days after leaving the hospital’s psychiatric unit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The sister of a Galway man whose body was found eight days after he had been reported missing from University Hospital Galway’s (UHG) psychiatric unit(...)

Salvaging Irish Water

Having made an unholy mess of its efforts to introduce water charges, the Government has added to the confusion in advance of a general election. Ther(...)

A newborn baby typically comes into contact with seven different people every day. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

About 50,000 babies in Ireland may not be immunised against tuberculosis (TB) by the end of this year due to a delay in the delivery of the vaccine. (...)