incent O’Driscoll at Cork Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A 49-year-old haulier who failed to rectify 70 defects in his truck has been jailed for three years for driving over a cyclist who has been left paral(...)

Vincent O’Driscoll described catastrophic and life-changing injuries after he was hit by the truck. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A 31-year-old cyclist left paralysed after a truck carrying 42 tonnes of timber rolled over him has spoken of the traumatic impact of the accident as (...)

Buildings at the former Meath hospital in Dublin 8. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin City Council has told the Health Service Executive it may not demolish Victorian protected structures to facilitate a car park.The HSE has appl(...)

The Mater Hospital, Dublin where HIQA inspectors found ‘much evidence of practice that was not compliant’ with national standards.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

HIQA reports into hygiene standards in five hospitals published this morning have found evidence of inadequate hand hygiene leading to risk of infe(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing improved outcomes for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing imp(...)

Asthma experts have called for the introduction of a drug which has just been approved for treatment in the severest cases of (...)