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. (...)

Photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire.

The Health Service Executive considered suing a US pharmaceutical firm accused of charging an “astronomical” price for a life-saving drug, internal do(...)

HSE says it needs over €250 million in funding to rehouse thousands of people with disabilities in smaller units and meet standards set by the health watchdog, Hiqa.

The Health Service Executive says it needs over €250 million in funding to rehouse thousands of people with disabilities in smaller units and meet sta(...)

The more vulnerable you are, the less protection you can expect to get in State-run institutions. That is the conclusion pointed to by reports from th(...)

The procurement of major public projects in this State has been fraught with difficulties, whether they involved Luas, the Dublin Port Tunnel, the Poo(...)

Lead piping excavated from the driveway of a home in Sandymount, Dublin. The HSE has said health risks from lead are greatest for infants, especially those being bottle-fed, young children and babies in the womb. Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish Water’s proposals to add a chemical to the water supply nationally in an effort to lower lead levels to a safe limit will be open for public co(...)