St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin showed that 14,239 patients were treated in 2011 — a drop of 16 per cent from the year before. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The number of people admitted to hospital for alcohol dependency has dropped over recent years, doctors have revealed.Data from St Vincent’s Hospital (...)

A garda at the scene of a shooting in Hillcrest Park off  Glasnevin Avenue in Dublin this morning.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Residents of Glasnevin in north Dublin have said a shooting incident in the area this morning endangered the lives of local schoolchildren. Locals sai(...)