Students and friends applaud following the funeral mass of Ana Hick, at the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ana Hick was a born performer who lit up everyone’s life with love, laughter and fun, mourners heard at her funeral Mass at the Church of the Assumpti(...)

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(...)