Jonathan (Jonny) Byrne of  Tomard, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow  lost his life on February 1st, 2014 at Milford Bridge

A 19-year-old County Carlow man consumed a cocktail of three brands of spirits in a pint glass as part of a Neknominate social media challenge, before(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said 39 patients had to be taxied from Wexford to Waterford Regional Hospital three times a week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A legal dispute that has delayed the provision of a dialysis centre in Wexford is costing the HSE some €460,000 annually in taxi fares for patients, t(...)

Fr Alphonsus Cullinan has been appointed the new Bishop of Waterford and Lismore by Pope Francis. Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

A 55 year old Clareman and late vocation to the priesthood has been appointed the new Catholic Bishop of Waterford & Lismore. Fr Alphonsus Cullina(...)

Leo Varadkar: says he has no interest in making things look either better or worse than they are. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that thousands of patients are languishing on unpublished waiting lists for scans and other tests bu(...)

Up until Thursday morning, a total of 188 traffic fatalities have occurred this year. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

ZARA ZHUANGA man aged 28 has died after being seriously injured when the car he was driving collided with a truck on Thursday at 3.30pm. The collision(...)

RTÉ’s Seán O’Rourke: “I felt almost sense of bereavement when I heard the news.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The final edition of the Connacht Sentinel has hit newsstands in Galway city as the tabloid becomes the latest newspaper to fall victim to challengi(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “These measures will take some time to work . . . this means  the numbers are likely to get worse over the next few months before they get better.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists, trolley numbers and delays in discharging well patients continue to soar, according to the latest figures from the Health Ser(...)

Coroner Brian Farrell said he was bringing in a verdict of medical misadventure,  stressing that  this  in no way cast blame on medical professionals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A baby born at Limerick Regional Hospital was transferred between three hospitals before she died at Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin, a Coroner’s Court wa(...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Co Carlow last night.  The incident occurred on the R724 at Ballymoon near Bagenalstown at about 8.50pm.

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Co Carlow last night. The incident occurred on the R724 at Ballymoon near Bagenalstown at about 8.50pm. The ma(...)