Isme chief Mark Fielding: “No wonder the HSE is in the state it’s in.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Porters and other staff at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar have agreed to give up a long-standing but unofficial noon tea break in return for a(...)

Donal English-Hayden (14) died after a tractor drawing a trailer overturned on a farm in Co Carlow. Photograph: Facebook

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is investigating the circumstances surrounding an accident on a farm in Co Carlow on Wednesday in which a boy (1(...)

Dozens of hand-made messages of support for former South African President Nelson Mandela are posted to the wall outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. South African. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former South African president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, the government said today.A statement from President Jacob (...)